Monday, February 14, 2011

Two

So many of my photographs feature 
solitary figures or empty landscapes, 
for a change, and in honor of Valentine's Day, 
I'm sharing some images of duos.


 Waiting


  
Water Water 

 
 Flowers


Touch of Autumn


 Paths Crossing

 
 Heat Exhaust


Winter Kiss


This post is dedicated to Brian, with gratitude and love.



39 comments:

  1. Poetic photography. How beautiful. Thankyou.

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  2. EC - I'm glad you liked these! Have a great week.

    T - thanks for your comment! Be well.

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  3. Wish you and Brian a very nice day..
    I like your images.
    As always full of intelligence (what else)!
    Hugs from
    Monika

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  4. w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l really great. I lIke this idea you are great!

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  5. Gabriella,
    i had lost you in reader and on my dashboard until yesterday! so i have lots to do here. i love these little treasures of two.
    i am glad to be back.

    ~robert

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  6. Excellent post Gabriella! Have a wonderful Valentine's.

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  7. Gabriella these fotos are really beautifull...
    full of love

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  8. Elisabeth, Wong Ching Wah, Monika, Laura, Robert and Luis! Thank you so much, my dear friends. It makes me happy to see you here and that you liked these photographs. I hope you have a lot of love to celebrate and be grateful for today, in one form or another. I don't think of this day as the greeting card commercial version, with expensive gifts and sentimental moments, but just a reminder to look around and at least for one day not see the bad we can sometimes do to each other, only the good we are capable of, and pour that out freely. Much love to all of you!

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  9. Beautiful sweet Gabriella, I love the 'Water, water'. x

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  10. Yes, Renilde, that's one of my favorites too! All the best to you, my dear, on this day and beyond.

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  11. Lovely images on this day of overdone red hearts.

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  12. Many thanks, Kass - I do like to go against convention! Plus, there's already more than enough red on this page every day of the year! Stay well.

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  13. Sweet, sweet. I especially like the exhaust - such heat in form and spine.

    xo
    erin

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  14. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !!! for you and your inkpunk friend !!!

    that "waiting" photo is so sad and beautiful.
    wonderful series .

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  15. ERIN - thank you! I'm glad you felt the heat and enjoyed the curves in that image! Amazing what exists all around you if only you choose to look carefully. Those exhaust hoses are in my basement laundry room - and have been for the nine years I've lived in my building!

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  16. CAIO! Always good to see you here, my friend! Those "waiting" chairs are also in the basement of my building, in the laundry room, and always seem to be in a different arrangement that suggests whoever was sitting there before, and whatever human interaction or relationship existed - sometimes together, sometimes apart, sometimes facing, or turned away. I love empty chairs - they do seem sad without people in them, as if waiting for their purpose to be fulfilled again. Many thanks for your comment!

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  17. Great idea and beautifully executed. They are excellent!

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  18. JAMES - thank you so much! This means a lot from you. Be well, my friend.

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  19. Awe.... those are simply beautiful!! I hope you guys had a great Valentine's day!! Brian is a lucky guy!! : ))

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  20. Manon - glad you liked! And I think I'm a very lucky girl too! Take care, you.

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  21. Love this! What a cute idea! I'm always so grateful when the universe (lovingly) pairs up things in nature. It makes me smile :)

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  22. Hey, Phoenix, thanks! I figure Valentine's Day is the one day I can get away with something so blatantly and shamelessly cute! At least I didn't do photos of swans with arched necks touching, or penguins holding flippers! Not that there's anything wrong with that...

    All the best to you!

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  23. I like your theme! Good subject matter too. I had to laugh reading your comment above, this free calendar I have at work has exactly those two pictures you mentioned (swans and penguins)!

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  24. Thanks, T! Glad I could give you a chuckle. For the record - I love swans and penguins! But, at least in my own photography, I like to bring to attention the subjects not usually associated with images of happy couples! All the best to you.

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  25. Waiting, Flowers and Winter's Kiss for me - althoughI love them all. Two is very companionable I think - one can appear solitary (but good) and three is nice for design purposes but feels like one could miss out and four is way too crowded for this little introvert. So two was just a very nice change and very warm and companionable as I said in the beginning!

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  26. TT - great shots - amazing what comes into our line of vision and lens when we conjure it it in our mind. B

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  27. FIONA - I like and agree with your description of the different numbers! Pairings appeal to my sense of symmetry and balance, but solitary figures seem to carry more weight somehow, or are required to, because they are all there is to focus our attention and associations onto. When there are two, it distributes that burden a bit - in art as in life! Many thanks for your comment!

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  28. BARRY - I'm glad you liked these - some were straight shots that simply came into my field of vision, and one or two were cropped bits from larger photos, elements I had not noticed even when I took the original photo, but I "saw" when I began looking for pairings! For artists, it is very much a process of not only what we see, but how we see, and then what we choose to bring to light, whatever the medium we work in. So many things are always around us waiting to be "chosen!" Many thanks for your comment.

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  29. Wonderful photographs Gabriella, i love them all. Especially winter kiss melts my heart. :-)

    Sweet greetz and kisses to you and dear Brian.

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  30. Thank you so much, Monica! It makes me happy that you feel and understand what these photographs convey! How wonderful that an image of cold metal buried deep in snow can melt your heart! I suppose "winter kiss" says that there is connection everywhere you choose to look, and that it can survive even the worst conditions! All the best to you, my dear!

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  31. Beautiful duos, Gabriella! Your composition goes beyond the subject... your photos speak volumes.

    Hopefully your big thaw is not too far off :)

    D.

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  32. I'm glad you enjoyed these, Douglas. As for the volumes they speak, thanks for being such a good listener!

    Our big thaw is happening right now, 60 degrees last time I checked, but will be a distant memory by the weekend. Winter isn't over yet!

    All the best to you, my friend.

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  33. ahhhhhh ....
    I loved these photos! are so romantic!
    everything depends on the way, with that look ...
    and still dedicated ... ;)
    kisses to you and Brian! be happy, my dear!
    baci

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  34. Denise, I am so glad you liked these photos! Happiness and kisses to you too, my dear!

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  35. Excellent
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  36. SKIZO - thank you for visiting me, I am always happy to read your kind words here! Have a great weekend.

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