Sunday, January 28, 2007

Black & White Picture Of The Week - Week 3

8 Comments:

At January 28, 2007 at 4:52:00 PM EST, Anonymous shoshana (bershad) said...

I like this one! The petals look metallic (or maybe crystalline), and yet they have a soft appearance. The eye is drawn down to the center, and yet outward. Nice contrasts!

p.s. Isn't the Internet great? Your blog is a virtual refrigerator door for the kids' artwork! Beautiful!

 
At January 29, 2007 at 6:05:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Shoshana (Bershad): What do you think this is a picture of.

As for your P.S. - I like that term "virtual refrigerator door". It certainly is!

 
At January 29, 2007 at 3:03:00 PM EST, Anonymous Neshama said...

ASJ,

I was racing thru your site to find that map of the area from whence you mentioned that chassidim originated, and POW your flower popped up (as in a virtual garden*).

That was great, the metallic/almost-glassy appearance of the front petals, the contrast of black, white and crystalline, as Shoshana said.



(PS *thank you Shoshana, like that 'virtual refrigerator'.)

 
At January 29, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Shoshana & Neshama: This is actually a picture of a mylar balloon.

 
At January 29, 2007 at 6:29:00 PM EST, Anonymous shoshana (bershad) said...

Oh, NOW I see it!

ASJ: When you shot the picture, did you see that the wrinkles and folds looked like flower petals? Or were you pleasantly surprised to find the "hidden reality" (or optical illusion) in the picture?

 
At January 29, 2007 at 7:50:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

If you look closely at the bottom of the picture, that is my index finger pushing into the balloon to get this petal affect that I noticed while holding the balloon earlier in the day. Reflected in the mylar balloon is the white couch that I was sitting on.

 
At January 30, 2007 at 11:06:00 PM EST, Blogger knaidel maidel said...

lol, I saw right away that it was a balloon, but those flower comments almost got me confused... I did wonder what was pushing it in, though. The finger explains why you didn't move the depression a little further into the photo ;)

 
At February 1, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM EST, Blogger Alice said...

Of course knowing your son's prediliction for 'blnnns'....

 

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