1556 – Le Vent Nous Portera

These white frames? No idea. At the moment I simply feel they are appropriate. Don’t know why, they just feel good and I like the idea of experimenting with frames and what they do to an image. Don’t like it? Don’t worry, like everything, it will pass 😀

I didn’t have many images today, about ten, and this was one that I had already written off. I had taken it a second too late, I was too far away, and only when I looked at it later, I found this to be another instance of a usable square hidden in an otherwise unusable image.

You could say this is a kind of cheating, kind of framing the image and thus taking the photograph after the fact. Well, you’d be absolutely right, but for me that’s part of the pleasure.

Today I was fast as well, but then, choosing a song and a title, I lost much more time than I had saved in the first place. Oh well.

The Song of the Day is “Le Vent Nous Portera” from the 2001 Noir Désir album “Des Visages Des Figures”. Hear it on YouTube.

7 thoughts on “1556 – Le Vent Nous Portera”

  1. Hi Andreas…

    I also am experimenting with frames. Have been for a while now. I’ve come to realize that they help to finish an image. Frames weren’t done in wet darkroom days because it was difficult.
    Now, however, they are relatively easy and in my opinion appropriate.
    Jim Coffee

  2. Since I have long been a fan of frames, I will sit back and enjoy your “frame phase”.

    It seems to me that finding an image within the frame you originally captured is as creative a means of making a photograph as any other. Who is to say that some part of your consciousness didn’t respond to this square as you were tripping the shutter? What is here works beautifully. Gorgeous capture of the light—rim lighting and all.

    1. Welcome 🙂

      Yeah, of course, it’s a stereotype, and I ask myself if it works at all for people, who are too young to have ever held paper images with white borders in their hands.

      But it’s more than that. “1550 – Ambitious Outsiders” works much better with a border (and it must be black!) than without, while “1544 – Shine A Light” and “1542 – Get What’s Coming” would hardly work at all without border. Those dirty mounds of snow with trees and lights also profit, while probably all the other images, that ended up with borders lately, would probably do fine without. Hmm … I’ll think about it.

  3. another favorite of mine, I notice that on this photoblog u use different lenses, are u usually shootiing with a D300? thank you joanlvh

    1. Yes. It’s the only camera I have. In rare cases when it is sent in for service, I may borrow back my old D200 from the friend who bought it.

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