Friday, 11 April 2008

Draw down the blind - # 08/71

Some crave light, while others love obscurity. Light is a healer and also a destroyer. Too much light overwhelms the senses, hides detail and obscures truth. The right amount of light enhances, and just a touch of light in a well chosen place lends a deceptively alluring aspect to corruption.

At Ham House the brilliance of the sun at midday destroys the rich tapestries and delicately patterned marquetry floors. The blinds are lowered and the photographer can play at capturing evocative silhouettes. (I wanted the B&W version but my selection was over-ruled and I had to do it in colour).

Camera: Olympus C7070 WZ


  1. B&w, colour? A subject to discuss! Nice light on this pic!

  2. Whoever decided it had to be colour has my vote. The warm and rich dark wood tones comes out beautifully. This is an excellent photo, the work on light is fantastic!

  3. The light and shade contrasts on the rich colours makes it so evocative and moody - great shot!!!!

  4. Nice brown tones - it looks like a scene from a film.

  5. Beautiful shots again this week! Like the text you included on this post. Also love the springtime pic and the fantastic frame you got for the tea room! The Brilliant Friday is superb and very inviting (different of the Oxford-Cambridge Sunday...) and the geese looks superb!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm with the colour version. That beautiful light coming thru the window - those colours - fabulous. Another beautiful photograph, Chuckeroon.