mb - 21.12.07 - Eingezaeunt oder ausgesperrt? - Fenced in or out?

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Comments (20)

Giulio Botticelli on January 13, 2008

Salut May! C'est toujour plaisant pour moi de passer regarder tes photos... j'aime beaucoup tes bw! Bonne journée, Giulio

Palmina Moore on January 13, 2008

Lovely mono May


Dick Vogel on January 13, 2008

Great May! Beautiful in its simplicity... Greetings, Dick

Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 13, 2008

Giulio, merci beaucoup pour ta visite et tes mots qui m'encourage de faire de plus en bw. Il y a vraiment des fotos, qui gagne en bw! Salutations, May

Palmina and Dick, thank you both very much for your encouraging comment! Greetings, May

Tamás Borbély on January 13, 2008

Special and nice view, May !I like this photo very much!Best regards, Tamás

Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 13, 2008

Thank you very much Tamás, for taking your time to look into my gallery! I look forward seeing your new photos. My best greetings, May :)

Hank Waxman on January 13, 2008

May, this one is a masterpeice. It says so much about fences, and their symbolic rather than physical strengths. There's nothing about this fragile structure that creates a true barrier, at least not from the perspective of the viewer.



mogens13 on January 14, 2008

As Hank said just above: A Masterpiece

Beautiful theme-photo - Political - Good or bad guys - Population divided in 50/50 - For or against Kyoto etc.

Greetings Mogens

Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 14, 2008

Hank and Mogens, thank you both so much for your philosophical thoughts and understanding! Me too, I find fences very symbolic. All, who build fences, so that noone may intrude, enclose themselves behind the wires, this is true in the material as well as in the symbolic sense. Friedrich Duerrenmatt, the great author talked in one of his last speeches about this theme.

The fence above is just temporary and can easily be removed. Worse are the fences, that people produce in their heads. Fences against everything, which they aren't familiar with. That's one of the reasons, why I love this platform here. We find things that unite rather than separate in a worldwide sense, no matter what country anyone comes from.

It's great, that we can communicate like that and get to know other places and people. Thank you both very much!

My dearest greetings, May

Wallace Rivera on January 15, 2008

I love this shot and it is truth fences can be symbolic but the high light and the shadow contract it what got me. Beautiful! :)

© Carsten on January 15, 2008

Hallo May, dieses ist eines der besten S/W-Bilder seit langem. Ein Bild nur aus zwei Grautönen. Und die Linie das Zaunes ist der Hammer. YS. Du machst super S/W Fotos. Klasse Kontrast.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 15, 2008

Wallace, thank you very much for your visit! Great, that you like it! :) May

Carsten, ein solches Kompliment vom S/W-Maestro weiss ich sehr zu schätzen. Ich danke dir herzlich für dein Lob und den Y*! Gruss, May

Larry Workman QIN on January 15, 2008

Nice work May!! Great contrast and use of BW on a very symbolic subject. Enjoy looking at your recent work in BW.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 16, 2008

Larry, Danke vielmal! I am very happy to get compliments from you! There was a time, when I was very fond of BW photos. I then developed the films, copied and enlarged them myself, but that's a long time ago. I just rediscover the beauty of BW photos. Greetings, May :)

A.Lebacq on January 26, 2008

Really good shot May a perfect contrast and composition ,great work. YS

Greetings Arthur

Margrit M. Berger (S… on January 28, 2008

Artur, thank you so much for appreciating this photo! :)

Greetings, May

Amelia Royan on December 10, 2008

Good morning May. I found this as I was so intrigued by the tag fence. I think it's a great shot, and I love the black and white. I have just read through your comment to Hank and Mogens. It gives me a geat insight into your philosophies. Thankyou May. And the title ? Well I think it depends on which side of the fence one's on! Some are luckier than others.

Greetings, Amelia

Margrit M. Berger (S… on December 13, 2008

Thanks a lot for your lovely comment, Amelia! Yes, and sometimes those who try to fence out others, fence themselves in. Greetings, May

Amelia Royan on December 13, 2008

A very perceptive comment May, but I can see from all your comments that you be a bit of a philosopher? There are beginning to be quite a few gated communities being built in the UK at least. It seems a sad thing.

Greetings, Amelia

Margrit M. Berger (S… on December 14, 2008

Thank you very much, Amelia! Photos often give an impulse to reflect upon things. - I guess, gated communities are growing everywhere. But probably there have always been these tendencies.

Greetings, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 12, 2008
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    by Margrit M. Berger (S…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2007/12/21 11:28:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash