Monday, March 31, 2008

Wabi-Sabi 3: Brittlee

Everyone,

We are on day three of the Critique and I think we are getting the hang of this! Wonderful pictures so far, good commenting, and lots of votes - thank you. I also appreciate the time you photographers took to write a little something about each photo, and how that affects the viewers' experience of your work. Thank you for sharing that also.

For today,

Meet Brittlee.

Not only is Brittlee a photographer, but she is a blogger too! You can see more of her here.


Rust


This is a picture of a metal cart that used to belong to the train depot in town in the early 1900s. When the depot closed down, our neighbor salvaged these carts and they have since been aging in his yard.



Fence and Barb Wire


This fence marks the edge of town and the beginning of the open space.



Barn Wood


This is a plank of barn wood that had these really interesting old nails sticking out of it. I loved how the cobwebs had collected on the nail.



Comments and Voting begin now...

14 comments:

amber said...

amazing photos again.
i love the rust photo...such a mystery lies within...it is inviting and guarded at the same time.

and the perspective on the railing (2) as well as the detail of the cobwebs (3) is really great. nice nice shots!

I, Mollie said...

The perspective on the railing got me too. Love all three, but the second one really got my eye moving and made me think about distance, position, and the Big Picture. Thanks.

amber said...

hey molls, this is really about the photos...just want to say i love the watercolor of the clouds...ive been staring at them all day. they are beautiful.

amber said...

i mean, my comment is NOT really about the photos. :) sorry, i was daydreaming of clouds when i was typing lah....

iHusband said...

These pictures all three seem very textured, and I can imagine what running your finger along the rust, the fence rail, and the nail (ouch, now my mind finger is bleeding) might feel like.

I am partial to the barn wood, just because of the mixed materials and the lighting, but I love the fence rail stretching out into oblivion guarding between the domestic and the wild, and if the rust pic was mine, I would want to name it "parting of the red sea," which is probably why I am no good at this art stuff.

These are all three really strong, making it a tough choice to pick one.

If you agree to name the rust one "parting of the red sea," I will vote for it.

Anonymous said...

I love the depth of field in all three. What nice work. I especially love the barn wood. It almost feels like the cobwebs are moving and alive. I also really like the contrast of the cobwebs against the black background. The fence photo is also striking to me. I feel really drawn into this one.

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

All 3 pictures are beautiful. I echo iHusband's description of each being textured pictures. I am most drawn to picture 1 of the rusted wheelbarrow. I love that it is close-up. And I love the contrast of light and shadow of the crack. It just seems to pull you in and invites you to reflect in a wasi-sabi kind of way.
Great job.
Denise

{B} said...

Thank you! Sure iHusband...it can be Parting of the Red Sea...

tracy hanson said...

The second picture keeps me wanting to see more. I love the depth of the rust.

carroll lane said...

Wow! All three pictures are gorgeous - what beautiful work! I love the barn wood picture the most because of the detail of the web. It feels like looking into a tiny little world that we never get to see. When I clicked on the picture to make it bigger, I just stared in wonder at how something that tiny, complex, and beautiful exists.

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is a really hard choice to just pick one because they are all wonderful - great job! I love the perspective on ALL of them. Very nice.

ellieandavasmommy said...

I have to say I like the barn wood because of the cobwebs.

the ruffhouse said...

Just lovely. Seems funny to say that of dying things, but they are all rich with color and texture. Nice!

bp said...

Brit- these are amazing. I love them all, you have such a great way stealing a shot that grabs the eye in still life. I think the rail has to be my fave, too.