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Take A Knee

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:26 pm
by minniev
A Cypress knee that is. And punch it through blue ice. Another I had trouble finding the right place for but decided this is it. All comments, suggestions, appreciated.

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:31 am
by PietFrancke
This is awesome - those knees are a super subject - love how you lightened the area around the top one, the texture is just plain beautiful!

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 am
by Charles Haacker
A swamp monster! Reaching for the light! S/he has a sweet face like a manatee and a two-opposable-digit hand raised in benediction! Beautiful indeed! (OK)

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:39 am
by minniev
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:31 am
This is awesome - those knees are a super subject - love how you lightened the area around the top one, the texture is just plain beautiful!
Thank you Piet. Actually, the scene is about as shot. The light area is a gap between the reflections of the dark trees further into the swamp. I shot it to frame the knee in the lighter gap between the shadows. I’ve noticed that every day the ice changed - some days it was flat and shiny, then it would be shattered and crinkly like this, and then it would be grooved and etched into shapes. It’s supposed to get crazy cold next week so I’ll be back out there.

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:39 am
by minniev
Charles Haacker wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 am
A swamp monster! Reaching for the light! S/he has a sweet face like a manatee and a two-opposable-digit hand raised in benediction! Beautiful indeed! (OK)
Thank you. I have always thought this one a swamp monster with reaching hand! Glad you see it too!

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:44 am
by St3v3M
The second I saw the title I thought Why Didn't I Think Of That? Love it!

The image is haunting and beautiful, and the ice is an amazing backdrop, you would think it was a studio cloth if you hadn't known, but I especially like the shaft of light coming down on the knee. There's a story here of life reaching up and The Light reaching down! S-

Re: Take A Knee

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:56 am
by minniev
St3v3M wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:44 am
The second I saw the title I thought Why Didn't I Think Of That? Love it!

The image is haunting and beautiful, and the ice is an amazing backdrop, you would think it was a studio cloth if you hadn't known, but I especially like the shaft of light coming down on the knee. There's a story here of life reaching up and The Light reaching down! S-
Thank you. The ice is different every day, light blue this time. Today it was dark green.

Does anyone besides me see the small woman wearing a hooded cloak with her hand covering one eye and part of her face? Seal Woman I think she is.