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Question. I'm considering images from my files to put in an exhibition- do you think this one is strong enough? I know it's not my usual style, but I quite like it.

dieppe steps

Question. I'm considering images from my files to put in an exhibition- do you think this one is strong enough? I know it's not my usual style, but I quite like it.

comments (10)

  • sherri
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2008, 05:10
Congratulation on a showing. Is this the first you've mentioned it?

I love this shot. I'd put it in to show your diversity...just my 2 cents. That and another 7 bucks will get you a cuppa java...lol
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Sherri- My one-man show (of the boats images) is next year, this image is for a combined show of like-minded Olympus camera users.
  • urban8
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 06:32
As Sherri says, good to show diversity & range of images. And yes, I like this a lot, really good shot.
Why does it say Reserve on the pavement?
David from the Hebrides: Thanks John. As Ingrid says below, you have to pronounce it with a French accent (and translate it too!) but why it is written on the pavement, I can't imagine!
If this exhibition is to show the range of your work, probably. If it is to show your usual work and Scotland, no. What it will do is make the viewer ask "what is it?" and "why?". If it was mine, I would call it one of my experiments that didn't quite work.
Sorry, if that is not what you wanted to know - but you did ask.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks for your thoughts Sheila- it's for a general exhibition so may well look OK.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2008, 08:14
I'm with John, why reserve?? Nice use of selective colour.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Tracy- as it is in France, I don't know why the would write that on the pavement! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 10:00
Do you have any similar ones? It might look a little odd if this is the only one in amidst all your usual rural ones, but personally I think this is great - it could be part of a street series. I think Sheila is being a little harsh by calling it an experiment that didn't work - strike her off your Christmas card list! BTW it says reserve (pronounced with an accent on the e but I don't know how to write that - it's presumably a reserved parking space)
Ingrid
David from the Hebrides: Thank you for defending my reputation Ingrid! I know what I was attempting here and am fairly happy that I succeeded! The show is of mixed images, all genres, so will not be out of place- the only common factor being they were all taken with Olympus gear.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 10:29
I agree with Ingrid - if this is the only one with this very different look to it, it might seem odd. I like this very much - definitely an experiment that worked!
David from the Hebrides: Thank you Paul- it will be a complete mix of genres in my "set of six" and in the exhibition as a whole (it's for Olympus users, will be in Nottingham, last week in November, and I expect to see you there!!)
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 14:40
My eyes wander around a bit too, same as Danielle says.

But why not include it? Why are you hesitant, apart from it "not being your usual style"?
David from the Hebrides: Hi Ellie- if your eye is whizzing round, I've succeeded! I'm actually quite happy now that several trusted voices have commented!
This is very much an exhibition picture. It has instant impact. Go for it!
David from the Hebrides: That is a major compliment and I thank you!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2008, 16:26
Kinda busy shot, Dave, but the stair and the handrails anchor it pretty well.
Is it the only image you're going to put up for the group exhibition?
David from the Hebrides: Thanks Viktor- the show will be a mix of all sorts so hopefully will blend in! I wanted it to look mad busy so you have said the right thing! wink
It has impact David but might well be out of place with your other work unless you have a seperate panel of this sort of thing. Also I'm not personally sure about the selective colouring in this.
David from the Hebrides: Thanks for your thoughts Brian. Actually, I didn't select the colours, Dieppe City Council did! All I did was de-saturate the whole image a little as the purple and sky blue man hole cover was too gaudy and bright!! Believe it or not, all the grey is as it was!

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