Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Night : A Photo Album
























45 comments:

  1. All that ice and snow, stunning.

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  2. Gabriella such beautifull fotos you have made!!!
    It is nice to go trought the silent for night fotoshooting or?

    love you foto...

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  3. Hi dear G.
    A storytelling photo series of heavy snow and
    thick ice..
    Very good!!

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  4. Hi G/TT Il ove these shots - the silence and the stillness. The doorknob and the bicycle wheel are my favourites. But I did giggle to myself - when I saw your thumbnail appear on my blog (the first shot footprints on stairs) my brain interpreted it as concertina-folded paper with incense stick holes burnt into it! I was sure I was going to find a booky experiment at your blog... I think that says a lot about how our minds shape what we see! Enjoy the snow and stay warm and safe.

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  5. Gabriella, gorgeous images! It is kind of fun seeing you walk as you find things to photograph, deciding or not to shot them. Lovely, thank you. I am sure it was cold.

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  6. ELISABETH - it was indeed a beautiful scene to walk through! The most snow I have seen here in many years.

    LAURA - It was wonderful to walk alone on the empty streets at night with so much snow transforming everything into strange shapes! I'm glad you enjoy these images!

    MONICA - It makes me happy that you sensed the story here. I am trying to let images speak for themselves sometimes so I didn't put any explanations or captions! It wasn't easy for someone always spilling over with words!

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  7. It was a pleasure reading your blog and going through your amazing photos. You are a very gifted woman. It was interesting to read about your decision of quitting your job and being a full time artist.I can relate to that cos I have done the same :). As for your vitiligo it was great of you to post your pics. It takes a lot of courage and you have set an example for a lot of others to do the same iam sure. It's a pleasure to have come across an artist like you. Take care and god bless.

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  8. FIONA - yes I'm partials to the bicycle wheel myself. I could have done a whole photo shoot just of that subject! That is so funny that you saw paper folds and holes in my footprint on stairs photo! Now you have me thinking that this would make a lovely little paper piece - nice thick white stock folded to look like a set of snow-covered stairs, and marked/burned with small footprints! Possibly even a whole folded book that has these mysterious traces walking around it whimsically! I leave it to you, as you are the paper expert!

    Good to hear the weather is improving where you are!

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  9. LUIS - Yes, it was very cold, and I was worried about my camera, not to mention my stiff numb fingertips! I was only outside for perhaps 30-40 minutes and it was very hard to decide what to shoot, so many interesting effects of light and shadow and common objects turned into strange new shapes! I brought home 60 images, all good, but only 20 of which made the final cut as worth sharing. If it had not been so cold and my camera had not started to complain about the conditions, I would have been out for hours and taken hundreds of pictures! Digital is so tempting that way! If I had been shooting film, I would have been more selective and all the "rejected" images would have stayed in my mind, with the final captured selections chosen carefully and wisely. Of course, they would not have appeared here so quickly! Many thanks for stopping by - stay warm!

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  10. NARAYAN - Welcome to my blog! Thank you very much for your kind comment. I wish you all the best in your journey as a full-time working artist! It is not an easy path to take, but most worthwhile challenges are not and should not be easy! I have no regrets leaving my desk job last year. I am working harder than ever, but I am working for myself, for something I believe in, that gives me pleasure and has meaning, and seems to give others pleasure too. I have a degree in writing, but in matters of art, like you, I am self-taught. That just means we have to be especially motivated and dedicated to challenging ourselves and seeking out new knowledge! All the best to you, my friend.

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  11. These photos and the ones from your last post are excellent! I went out the other night with my point and shoot but I haven't looked at the pictures yet. Your photos look so good in black and white!

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  12. Thanks, James, that means a lot coming from you! I have a few from this digital shoot that I didn't suck the color out of after the fact, which I'll eventually put up here - but in general snow scenes always seem to me to demand black & white! But whether I'm using b&w film or not, most of the time I tend to see through the camera that way anyway! Can't wait to see yours.

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  13. Beautiful. Always enthralling, how Nature creates her patterns, so intricate and perfect and always changing. I especially love the bicycle wheel, its purpose transformed, and the windshield wipers given erections that I presume, because I do not live in snow country, to prevent them freezing to the windshield.

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  14. Thanks, Don! I'm not a driver, but I think you're right about the windshield wipers - almost every car had them standing out like that, giving the impression of a line of nocturnal insects stuck in heaps of white stuff but with senses still alert. Of course, the idea of the cars still boasting erections in spite of the subduing effects of the storm is pretty nifty too!

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  15. Wow! You're an amazing photographer.

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  16. Thanks, Kass! I'm glad you enjoyed having a look at these - I certainly enjoyed the experience of taking them!

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  17. Hi Gabriella,
    How are you?

    I take my time to read all your last posts and it´s great to know everything. I loved your new photographs, mainly the self portrait. Really pure, beautiful and touching.
    The snow weather is very photogenic, but your photos make it more poetic.

    Well, hope you´re fine!
    I wish all the best and a great New Year!
    Hugs.

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  18. Dear Crissant! I am so happy to see you here! You must have a lot of reading to do with so many good blogs, so I am pleased you took the time to read mine and enjoyed my words and images. All the best to you, and a happy New Year!

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  19. Gabriella, you make winter look beautiful :)
    Wonderful photos!
    D.

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  20. Well, thank you very much, Mr. H! I'm winterborn and have spent my whole life in this corner of the USA, so maybe these stark seasonal scenes give up some of their magic to me more readily. And we all know you have some sort of "in" with the coastal spirits!

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  21. Love the concept of snow pictures at night. Plus you taught me things I didn't know, I suppose you need to keep your windshield wipers up so they don't freeze to the glass?

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  22. Hey TB! Snow pictures at night is not just a cool concept, it's a technical challenge! Everything is too light and too dark at the same time and it's fun to see what a camera on automatic will make of it. I actually didn't have to do as much "tweaking" after the fact as I imagined. Good camera. The wipers, hah! I keep seeing them in the "up" position today while the whole car is still buried. It must be as you say - to keep them from freezing to the windshield. Don't know why this is the first winter I noticed this!

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  23. The only familiar scene is the white stuff (yours are snow), (mine are car wash soap) in the car wash center... Others are so cool white compositions of POVs.

    Wong

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  24. crisp and sharp. beautiful photographs of the snow and ice gabriella. love it.

    xt

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  25. Encantaddor blog el tuyo, un placer haberme pasado por tu espacio.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  26. WONG - Soap would be a lot easier to remove from the cars! Many are still completely covered with snow today, three days after the storm! I am glad you liked these photos.

    T - A very different landscape from yours, I imagine! Thanks for the kind words.

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  27. LA SONRISA DE HIPERION - Saludos Antonio! Muchas gracias por su visita. Un abrazo por sus amables palabras!

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  28. Wonderful shots and that snow....oh so familiar!

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  29. I'm glad I could capture it when it was newly fallen and oh so picturesque! A few days later, it's another familiar sight - heaps of plowed and shoveled stuff discolored by dirt and sand, slushy sidewalks to trudge through, and my personal favorite "black ice." Sigh. Best to you, Patti. There's still a lot of winter left to get through!

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  30. Great pictures of snow. Bravo.

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  31. ELLADA, Bienvenue! Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Passez une bonne semaine!

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  32. Wonderful
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  33. Beautiful pictures, seems like you've had some snow too ;)

    www.mycameraslens.blogspot.com

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  34. Greetings SKIZO - very good to see you here! Many thanks for your kind words. Have a great week!

    THROUGH THE LENS - Thank you, and welcome to my blog! Yes, we had some snow here alright, and there is more coming this week! We usually do have snowy winters here in Boston, but we were lucky the past few years and forgot what a real New England winter is all about! Best regards to you.

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  35. WOW_ you sure do have active commenting followers. Whats a guy gotta do? lol

    I LOVE the bicycle spokes with snowflakes clinging to them. The balance of natural structure and design with an irony of season. Pretty cool.

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  36. JASON - Hah! I think my comments statistics shoot up every time I post photos of my tattoos! Then people must just hang around waiting for more...too bad all they got was snow this time!

    That bicycle was still buried as of yesterday and it is snowing again today, so I may get back out there for more photos...it really is an irresistible subject! Thanks for appreciating my work - means a lot from a guy with such a great eye! All the best to you.

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  37. I am totaly in loved with these photos

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  38. Thank you, dear Caio! That is a very big compliment from you! It makes me very happy.

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  39. wow!!
    I loved these B&W photo, about the night and the snow!
    the snow bring forth structural elements such interesting, they do all the charm of the scene!
    I've never seen snow, and I imagine, beauty and the disorders inherent to it .....

    baci caríssima Gabriella

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  40. wonderful photos! ;))
    poetic and icy!
    congrats dear

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  41. Ciao, Denise! Always good to see you here! I am glad you liked these snow pictures - but I have had enough of the real thing here! I am ready for spring! All the best to you, cara.

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