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Kent Southers 2022




Jun 19, 2022 at 06:53 PM
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To my eye, this is beautiful use of light to create shadow, detail and attention. There is also an untold story there. Three kegs and two oars Although two of the kegs are not in pristine condition, those oars look like they are well weathered. I like the inclusion of the surroundings; planks, stonework, discoloured wood around the window, etc.

Now the important question. Was there "hooch" in those kegs?

Don



Jun 19, 2022 at 08:17 PM
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EverLearning wrote:
To my eye, this is beautiful use of light to create shadow, detail and attention. There is also an untold story there. Three kegs and two oars Although two of the kegs are not in pristine condition, those oars look like they are well weathered. I like the inclusion of the surroundings; planks, stonework, discoloured wood around the window, etc.

Now the important question. Was there "hooch" in those kegs?

Don


Thanks Don.

As to the kegs ... powder, from days gone by.
Empty (and re-creation) I assume. Found in a fort from the 1700's, but the keg wood doesn't look that aged, note the floor for comparison.



Jun 19, 2022 at 08:45 PM
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Back in the day they put almost everything in barrels and kegs. Nails, hard biskets, pickles, etc..


Jun 20, 2022 at 12:15 AM
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AuntiPode wrote:
Back in the day they put almost everything in barrels and kegs. Nails, hard biskets, pickles, etc..


Good point, Karen. These might be general use kegs (vs. the powder kegs).



Jun 20, 2022 at 06:17 AM
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Lovely play of dark and light, Kent. I like it.

Socrate



Jun 20, 2022 at 09:19 AM
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A really rich image, Kent. Lots of great colors, tones, textures.

Maybe pull the shadows up a hair and wrangle the highlights on the left edge?

Also, another slightly different comp than OP as food for thought. It reduces the depth some, but my eyes liked the strengthening of the upper-left to lower-right diagonal in play.

Jeff







Jun 20, 2022 at 12:23 PM
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Kent, this is one of my favourite images of yours. Great use of shadow, light, colours and geometry.

The juxtaposition of kegs (aka barrels) and oars has reminded me of a poem I wrote, which won first prize in a competition and was published in a small-press anthology. Let me know if you want me to post it.



Jun 20, 2022 at 06:01 PM
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jaggedhorizon wrote:
Kent, this is one of my favourite images of yours. Great use of shadow, light, colours and geometry.

The juxtaposition of kegs (aka barrels) and oars has reminded me of a poem I wrote, which won first prize in a competition and was published in a small-press anthology. Let me know if you want me to post it.


Thanks, glad you like it.

Bring on the words.



Jun 20, 2022 at 10:34 PM
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Shasoc wrote:
Lovely play of dark and light, Kent. I like it.

Socrate


Thanks Socrate.



Jun 20, 2022 at 10:35 PM
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beavens wrote:
A really rich image, Kent. Lots of great colors, tones, textures.

Maybe pull the shadows up a hair and wrangle the highlights on the left edge?

Also, another slightly different comp than OP as food for thought. It reduces the depth some, but my eyes liked the strengthening of the upper-left to lower-right diagonal in play.

Jeff


Thanks Jeff.

I thought of various ways to land this one ... most notably, how much emphasis to give to the incoming light on the left.
Normally, I would have tamed them even more to reduce their draw (thus weighting the draw > keg and oar. However ... this left side has a natural ROYGBIV element, so I retained that, rather than tame it. Probably something that most folks won't take notice of, but it is somewhat of a micro-niche that I take notice of when it happens. I suspect it is a byproduct of the fact that glass is a liquid, and has reshaped over the centuries to yield the prismatic dispersion from the window (out of frame).





Jun 20, 2022 at 10:45 PM
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grandmas wrote:


When I captured the shot, I was thinking more vintage. Pretty dingy up in the attic, so my vision wasn't able to see the colors for what they were.
Then, when I realized the colors that actually existed in my capture ... my approach shifted toward the color ... vs the mono direction I had in my pre-visualization.




Jun 20, 2022 at 10:49 PM
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Here you go, hope it's not derailing too much from the thread / photo discussion. But you should see early on the connection.

Advice Never Received

A list of useful things
That your mother may have forgotten to tell you
(Get a cup of tea, we might be a while).

When crossing a lake
In a barrel
Donít read a funny book
(Life is a serious thing.)
You will shake with laughter,
Roll around in the barrel,
Water will get inside and youíll sink.
We never taught you how to swim.

Dadís voice, offstage:
Make sure itís a lake youíre crossing, son.
You donít want to sail into the Niagara.
If you survive the fall, theyíll fine you.



When dressed in a giant pink chicken costume,
Patrolling the streets of Manhattan
With a leather briefcase under your left wing
Address policemen respectfully
Theyíre only trying to do their job.
And when they hit you,
Meditate on Buddhist forgiveness.

Dadís voice, offstage:
Dress as a Hungarian three-legged chicken
Youíll be able to run faster
When they try to arrest you.
And if they still catch you
They wonít understand what youíre saying
And wonít be able to use it against you in court.



When climbing a giant cactus
Wear light clothing and no gloves.
(Life hurts and you should know that)
You are allowed to drink the water inside the cactus
To avoid sunstroke
But not too much
Or it will collapse underneath you.
And youíve only ever flown in your dreams.

Dadís voice, offstage:
Bring your sailing certificate
And an insurance form.
If they commit you to an asylum
You can just claim that you were climbing the mast
To look out for wet land.



There is no more advice.
No more time for this lesson.
I lied when I said this would take a while.
Anyway
Your mother and father taught you enough.



Jun 21, 2022 at 02:48 AM
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Nice still life capture, Kent, even though a bit dark for my tastes (w.r.t. lighting that is, and not subject itself of course).


Jun 21, 2022 at 10:11 PM
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OK; for what it's worth. Didn't want to push too hard.




Jun 21, 2022 at 10:22 PM







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