Sep 202010

Peeling paint in pastel hues.


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Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 2500 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 35mm (52mm EFL); subject distance .5m

Peeling paint in muted hues.


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Nikon D300; f/8.0 @ 1/125sec, ISO 2000 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); subject distance .71m

  4 Responses to “Paint”

  1. Interesting, esp the 2nd image. I’ve never seen paint peel off in such narrow vertical strips before. It sort of reminds me of those African finger pianos, lol.

  2. Hi April,

    Late again. My son Éric, his wife and my 16 months granddaughter came to visit us in Paris for 2 weeks. Imagine…

    Very successful shots, April.
    I love the combination of cyan, red and gray, plus all the hues due to the ravages of time and weather. Not to mention the “punctum” created by the vibrant blue (1st picture) and red hints (2nd picture).

    Love also the peeling texture that breaks the simple verticality of the pictures. It gives relief and depth to the walls and /or door you shot.

    First picture: I enjoy how the accentuated peeling shape (center top) leads the eye to the”V” blue stroke then to the flat-headed nails and the little black hole. Marvellous shades of colors, I insist.

    Second picture. Two things are very appealing: the peeling texture and the door knob _if it is a door… This circular shape is unique and seems to be the anchor point of the “scene”, it attracts the eye. The luminosity of certain parts of the peeling paint creates depth, texture and various shapes that make the image a dynamic one.

    April, thanks again for the eCards. My family and my friends love them.

  3. Alley Reflection

    The impression of walking in the sky. You inversed the picture and had created a paradox: looking up as we look down. A certain “malaise” emanates from your picture. Well done.


    Like the simple design of this image and its fossil flavour.

  4. Never too late, Micheline! I always appreciate your comments when you have time, and the pictures will be here long after your family has returned home.

    I should add that critical comments are welcomed from everyone too. Even along the lines of “ho-hum.” 🙂

    It was color and texture that attracted me to the boards of peeling paint; discovery of the nails and holes while I photographed was a bonus.

    “Malaise” is an excellent word to describe the Alley Reflection. Not menacing, yet vaguely uneasy and depressing.

    And “fossils” was definitely my first thought on seeing the leaves in Impressions.

    Thanks again, and I hope you had a wonderful visit with your son, daughter-in-law, and grandson!

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