April 28, 2013 - 14 went

Photograph Paris with Harold: Night, Black & White and Spring Flower Photography

Seeking Solace

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Added by C N
on Jun 28, 2013.
 

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  • Mike W.

    Spectacular Chester!

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  • C N

    thanks, mike.

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  • Susie L.

    Super Chester. Where is this?

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  • C N

    i wasn't very good about taking notes on locations but if memory serves me correct, i think it was at Saint-Sulpice. i went back a second time after the first day and spent a couple of hours just taking it all in. i have several other photos yet to be processed that may fit well with this image for a body of work called "Quiet Conversations". it was the setting, the dramatic side lighting and this hulking figure scrunched over that caught my attention. i especially liked the rim lighting on his shoulders and collar. just enough definition to suggest his massive presence. it was almost as if someone crafted together a stage with a character that seems dissonant to the scene. this character reminded me of Michael Clarke Duncan (http://dvd.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Michael_Clarke_Duncan/20005723), the actor in The Green Mile. the vat of holy water, the photos, the candles, etc., all adds interesting elements to the story-line and conjures up questions about who is this person and why is he here. perhaps he was grieving, repenting or just seeking solace. i left only a tiny bit of detail in the shadow areas to maintain mystery and went for a split tone to impart mood. i submitted this image along with some others to B+W Magazine. will let you know if anything happens.

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