Rocking horse in the carpenter's shop

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Comments (16)

☺Jean & Coco-Views ?… on December 14, 2007

That makes me remember when I was a child....It was...yesterday...



Marilyn Whiteley on December 14, 2007

I'm glad to help you remember, Jean. I think it is an unusually graceful horse.

Greetings, Marilyn

Hank Waxman on December 15, 2007

Lots of symbolism here; instinctive?

Great shot. Thanks.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 15, 2007

One of those times, Hank, when the picture just had to be taken (despite the limited light)--to be thought about later.

Thanks. Marilyn

©junebug on December 15, 2007

What a beautiful, old-fashioned rocking horse, Marilyn! I understand why you had to take this picture. It brings back precious childhood memories of Christmas with the family! Thanks for sharing! Greetings, Anne

© Carsten on December 15, 2007

Hi Marilyn, good work on the difficult light. And the colours are nice.



Marilyn Whiteley on December 15, 2007

Thank you, Anne and Carsten. I'm glad you like the little vignette that I found charming! Greetings, Marilyn

Syl de Canada on December 15, 2007

When I look at this picture, I can hear a song! Beautiful picture I love it and the limited light is perfect Marilyn, just add a little something. Sylvie

Marilyn Whiteley on December 15, 2007

I couldn't explain it, Syl, but I simply had to take a picture of this! It just spoke to me--or perhaps it sang! Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on December 15, 2007

Wonderful, Marilyn, for all the reasons mentioned above! I love the soft light that defines the horse so well, the snowy light that filters in from the winter outside. Very beautiful.


Wil en Ed on December 16, 2007

Beautiful contrast. Takes me back to my childhood, I had a horse just like that. Good shot! Gr, Ed.

Vicki Atkins on December 16, 2007

Wonderful shot, Marilyn, it has a definite air of reminicience. The lighting and view out the window enhance the feeling. This one is going in my favourites!


Marilyn Whiteley on December 16, 2007

Thanks Ryan, Ed, and Vicki, and special thanks, Vicki, for the star. It may seem strange, but your comments and the earlier ones help me understand why I was so strongly drawn to go clear to the back of the carpenter's shop and take the picture!


Margrit M. Berger (S… on December 16, 2007

A treasure again, Marilyn! I think, I just saw the horse rock… The black background on the left makes the illusion perfect of some time long gone by. On the other hand, the beautiful contrast, the light showing the contours of the lovely rocking-horse and the outlook of the window with the snow covered trees is all it needed to make a work of art. The boxes, baskets, pottery and this and that adds to the charm. In short, a photo of an artist, which touches the feelings. Thank you, Marilyn!

My best wishes, May

Marilyn Whiteley on December 17, 2007

Once again, May, I really appreciate your comment as it helps me see why I was drawn so strongly by this. This was one of those times ... all I knew was that I had to try to get that picture! Very best wishes, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on December 29, 2007

Thank you, Don. I'm sure that many a "modern" child would enjoy such an "old fashioned" horse.

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Photo taken in York University Heights, Toronto, ON, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 14, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/12/13 15:18:52
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 21.94mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -1.30 EV
    • No flash