- Biance- (165)
- [2007-01-03 16:38]
Natural it is, and so beautiful- good God can you imagine all the effort, all the time that is lost in that book. I suppose that's why I'm so obsessed with books- all the work that goes into them. My Father has an old leather bound Bible, I should have used that- but it would seem to perverse for me.
Anyways, I like this... the pattern on the cloth is subtly beautiful. And honestly, I think the glass is perfectly focused- while not 'as' focused as the Bible and cross, it's still good. The Bible is really a great focal point- seeing all the colour differences in the pages and the little rips through the cloth- and that latch looks fantastic, very authentic! And I think it's good that the black card isn't 'black' it wouldn't suit the other colours within the image.
I think all your efforts paid off, great-great stuff! :)
- mortcdz (53)
- [2007-01-03 16:40]
Interesting decision not to make this picture "perfect" through excessive PP work - its probably better off for being in this raw state and it does convey a wonderful sense of timelessness through the sepia tones you've captured. Composition is strong and nice details. I'm not entirely certain about the black corner as I don't think it adds anything to the overall picture, but none the less another fine still life.
Thanks for sharing
- cclaudiu (0)
- [2007-01-03 17:21]
The photo is OK! Only regarding lighting in my opinion it looks too uniform; especially the bible I’d prefer to have different lighting on sides. Anyhow I appreciate your work.
- tournesol (12876)
- [2007-01-03 19:16]
Very good setup and composition. I really like the way you positionned everything: it shows some thoughts! The yellowish light is very good, but I find the whole image a tad too dark. Maybe 2 or 3 more candles... Still, very good work!
- Tintin (1982)
- [2007-01-03 19:20]
Well, a lot of good thinking that produced a very nice still life picture, Jako. I am wondering about the black corner and if it would have been better if you had had the full frame with the tablecloth as the background but I am not 100% certain about it. I like your set-up with one of the claps of the bible opened like you were getting slowly ready to sit down and open it fully. I like the light and I am not certain I would have noticed all of the "faults" you see in this picture if you had not mentioned them. Well done!
- gnc (1449)
- [2007-01-03 21:10]
Nice result - composition, warm tones, light, and the wear on the book. I guess my simple-minded conclusion is that a glass of wine (or more) helps when attempting to read the bible ;-)
- SkyF (6138)
- [2007-01-04 15:07]
great stil life composition. The warm lighting does set a lovely ambiance. Very nice placing of your subjects and the POV is great.
Very well done.
- ma-at (1372)
- [2007-01-06 5:39]
Good idea and great placement. I lke the dark corner adds an air of mystery. I also don't see too many of the faults you point out - don't be so harsh on yoursef. great work! ;-)
- maleentjeh (92)
- [2007-01-06 7:10]
Beautiful still life, very peaceful, wonderful colors and compo. Your work paid off.