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After Glow

After Glow

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  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 12 Dec 2007, 00:50
Lovely colors and DOF!
Kathryn: Oh now I am smiling..."DOF!" coming from the master of DOF smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 12 Dec 2007, 01:05
Beautiful soft image...a welcome ray of sunshine on these cold december days.
Kathryn: thank you, Suzanne. I took it just last weekend while at the Hannover aquarium. We need a little sunshine don't we?
I think they're dancing. Beautiful shot!
Kathryn: I think they are too...a very slow and soft dance. Thanks, Mary.
Love it. Beautifully shot.
Kathryn: Thank you so much, Gail.
One word...

Kathryn: Oh, but that one word from Suby & Sinem is a novel!
Awesome close-up. DOF is perfect for these delicate flowers.
Kathryn: Thanks so much. Florence. Glad you like it so much....they are delicate, whatever they are.
fabulous Kathryn, frame it and send it straight oversmile
Kathryn: Timsmile If I thought you were serious, I just might!
  • Roland
  • France
  • 12 Dec 2007, 07:48
Nice soft macro !
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Roland. The light was just right I think, quite dim, but with some backlighting.
Very nice shot Kathryn. The colours and the DOF are so delicate
Kathryn: Thanks, Richard. My middle name today is "delicate"...tomorrow I might be back to being "ghostly". Glad you like it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2007, 08:49
Wonder what ray would say. He will probably connect the after glow with having had relations tongue

I (not being ray smile) think it is a great pictures and the after glow is well caught.
Kathryn: Louis, you are never going to believe what Ray said. Come back and have a look.

I am glad you like the photograph and its afterglow, regardless of the source of the after glow.
Kathryn, you have created the most wonderful photograph here! Everything about it is just perfect. (:o)
Kathryn: Oh Roz, that is the nicest thing for you to say. You have created the most wonderful smile on my face.
Utopian ...... richard
Kathryn: a socialist eh R? smile

Thank you for your very kind analysis,
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 12 Dec 2007, 09:59
It's ethereal, Kathryn! I can see it on a greeting card that I'd want to buy and send to someone special!
Kathryn: Aww Ginnie that is nice. The lighting in that aquarium was so dim. I had my camera set to program mode and because of the low lighting and the 1/30s shuttertime, it took on a creamy look...well that and my little shaky hands smile
  • Thomas
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2007, 10:42
Simple beauty, that's an impressive flower shot, Kathryn! Wunderschön smile
Kathryn: Es freut mich, dass du mein Foto magst!
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 12 Dec 2007, 11:37
superb.. lovely gentle colour and great lighting.
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Gale....soft as a morning breeze in spring that color huh?
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 12 Dec 2007, 12:06
very good DOF and soft tone
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Chantal. Glad you like it.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Dec 2007, 12:08
There is a section of the incomparable movie "Baraka" which deals with the Whirling Dervishes...a religious [Moslem, I think] sect from the Middle East...and this gorgeous shot reminds me of the beautiful trance-like flow of the young men in their impossibly full skirts.
Rotate 180 and it would be so!
Superbe, Kathryn!
Kathryn: Ray! You never cease to amaze me. Ron Fricke created "Baraka" and was the photographer on one of my all time favorite movies "Koyaanisqatsi." I have not seen Baraka, but was able to locate some clips on youtube of the Whirling Dervishses. Oh so amazingly beautiful in their meditative trances spinning in those skirts. I am delighted to know that this photograph reminded you of them.

I am going to ask my classmate from Turkey about them tomorrow...if I can figure out how to ask it in German smile None of us speak the same language other than our broken Germany. But somehow we communicate anyway.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 12 Dec 2007, 14:10
...and yet immaculate. this defies mortal comprehension. lovely, Kathryn.
Kathryn: Immaculately conceived of divine inspiration, Terry, I assure you ;-) Stranger things have happened.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2007, 14:50
not normally my thing Kathryn but that's a lovely shot. mal

Baraka is amazing. mal
Kathryn: Thanks much, Mal! Every guy needs a little flower in his life now and then.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 12 Dec 2007, 16:15
I think Petra and Mal can sigh in relief now, as their competitor in blurries drifts to the other things. Now, the flower guys are in great danger.
I can't belive Ray mentioned Baraka, one of my all time's not even a movie, not a documentary either, I don't even know what to call it, as it's a genre on itself.
All three of Godfrey Reggio's Qatsi DVDs are on the favotite shelf too, and often in use.
Kathryn: Ha, VZ. Didn't I just read on your blog something about having a hard time committing to one focus when there are so many interesting things to discover. Yesterday the blurries, today the flowers, and tomorrow who knows. One thing I can assure you is that the really crisp focus guys (no names mentioned smile ) will never have to worry, although there was this one photo I did that was pretty crisp...

Oh my education is lacking that I have never seen Baraka. I ordered it just a few minutes ago on amazon for 10.00. After looking at the images on , I'd have paid whatever they wanted for it.

I can not believe you have Reggio's triology! My doctoral advisor was a film maker, who had a animation short nominated for an Emmy. He turned me on to Reggio and the Qatsi triology.

Oh and by the way, the genre' is called nonverbal films.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 12 Dec 2007, 17:51
This is gorgeous. Great DOF and color!
Kathryn: Thank you so much, Helen. Nice to hear you like it.
  • Ana
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 12 Dec 2007, 18:56
I love this flower! You captured it really well.
Kathryn: Ana, thanks so much. Do you happen to know what it is?
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...cold but not as cold as Canada
  • 12 Dec 2007, 20:28
This is beautiful Kathryn. The white in the background give it an ethereal quality.
Kathryn: So glad you like it, Bill. Those little flowers were even more beautiful in person. The white is the light from the opening in the ceiling. I was afraid that it was so bright it had blown out the part above the flower in the foreground.
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 12 Dec 2007, 20:50
Fabulous and so delecate Kathryn, this is so good, love the colours and the macro and DOF, outstanding.
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Astrid. Glad you like it so much.
  • Ann
  • 12 Dec 2007, 21:47
Beautiful photo !!! Harmony, delicacy, poetry ... All ingrediants for a sweet lovely photo ...
Kathryn: Thanks, Ann---your words almost sound like lyrics to a song.
  • Aussie
  • on the night shift
  • 12 Dec 2007, 22:32
These flowers look like the beautiful sub/tropical frangipani. This is a beautiful capture of them and an unusual composition as most people take them from the front because they are traditionally worn behind the ear in Fiji and other Island communities. It's worn behind a different ear depending on your marital status.
Kathryn: You know that makes sense, Aussie, because I was inside a sealife aquarium wandering around in the tropical jungle area when I found them. Thanks for filling me in and thanks for your comment!
  • Kay
  • Wet and rainy Pacific Northwest
  • 13 Dec 2007, 01:55
Wonderful macro, Kathryn! Love the colors and the DOF action.
  • Monika
  • cold London
  • 13 Dec 2007, 11:58
Very subtle, nice thing to see in such a cold day smile
The light and the defocusing is very good. I like this pic, kathryn! A likey too!
Kathryn: Honored and thank you very much.
  • liam
  • plettenberg bay
  • 14 Dec 2007, 15:14
Kathryn your photography is moving ahead at light speed! The soft light here makes it
Sweet and bautiful picture ! Bravo !!

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