Sunday, November 28, 2010

~ still life ~




I am trying my hand at vintage, desaturated still life images.  While I love vibrant, natural colours, this kind of photo manipulation creates a rather dreamy, quiet, ephemeral feel that speaks of yesterdays, evoking memories of another time and place.  I hope you enjoy them and a sprinkle of words from Rilke:

Finally it is not that we overcome or conquer ourselves,
Only that we love quietly from a center,
That even in pain and anger, we feel
Our tenderness and gentleness
And they will surround us in the end.

~Rainer Maria Rilke













8 comments:

  1. the first and third photographs are outstanding. I like the compositions as well as the vintage treatment. The first is romantic. The third looks like it might be a double exposure? I like the sepia colors.

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  2. ths pics play well with the quote...which is just what i needed today...smiles.

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  3. I do like the muted colors, the antique feel of these photos.

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  4. Interesting photos, Bonnie. I always enjoy seeing the new directions you take with photoshop. I love — really, really love — that Rilke quote. What better wisdom is there than this?

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  5. HI BONNIE-

    Oh my, all so lovely. There is such depth and feeling.
    Love to you
    Gail
    peace.....

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  6. Bonnie, the photos are soft and lovely. Thank you for sharing your work and experiments.

    Yes, the Rilke is so tremendous that I will rest in it today. Accepting our shadows while tenderly comforting ourselves as a mother would, not resisting the things we wish were otherwise . . . well he says it so beautifully, with the help of a good translator.

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  7. Today I'll reflect on 8, 12 and 14. And meditate on letting go, the subject of my post today.

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