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Photographer Andre Denis  Andre Denis {Karma:66407}
Project #62 Equal and Opposite Camera Model Fuji S5000
Categories Minimalist
Abstracts
Children
Film Format Digital JPEG Norm
Portfolio Landscapes
Close To Home
Still Life
Lens Fujinon
Uploaded 1/6/2008 Film / Memory Type Digital
    ISO / Film Speed 160
Views 860 Shutter 1/500
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 33 Rating
6.30
/ 7 Ratings
Location City -  Toronto
State -  ONTARIO
Country - Canada   Canada
About Two children's swings hang waiting for warmer weather, on the shore of Lake Ontario.
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There are 33 Comments in 1 Pages
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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 4/12/2008
Hi Kes,
We have had some pretty good weather recently, but it's raining out today. You just gave me a good idea. I said I would go back to this place under different circumstances, so a shot from the new camera, that I have also been waiting for, would be appropriate. :)
Andre

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Nelson Moore [Kes] -  Nelson Moore [Kes] -     {K:20241} 4/12/2008
Hi Andre,

Well,it is April 12....things should be a few degrees warmer by now. :)

Your title is perfect, as there is a sense of waiting or wanting presented here. Simple and powerful, very nice!

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 2/10/2008
Absolutely... the shores of that lake on a windy day in January is no place to swing your kids.

Unless you really want to torture them, that is ;)

Andre

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Dave Arnold Dave Arnold   {K:55680} 2/10/2008
From the looks of things, they'll be waiting a long time, too. This scene just makes me cold :)

Dave

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 2/10/2008
Thanks for nice comment on this one Jon.

It is always good to hear when one of our images gets through and "says" something to the viewer.

One of the good things about living here in Toronto, at least we never get those -37 temps. My oldest son is spending time near the Manitoba/Ontario/Minn. border. (Fort Frances) He says they regularly get -30 overnight. I couldn't stand it. :)
Andre

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Jon O'Brien Jon O'Brien   {K:11321} 2/10/2008
This is really, stunningly well put together. Something I noticed right away is the wave curling over on the right. It's the only bit of movement in the piece, and to me it says "nothing stays the same forever - not even this". Hope for spring indeed! (It is -37 with a windchill on top of that here today... sigh..)

Jon

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biljana mitrovic biljana mitrovic   {K:48110} 1/29/2008
I think it's great idea :))
and it will great photo...
big hug my friend
biljana

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/27/2008
Thanks Biljana,
I will have to go back again when the seasons change, for a re-shoot.
Andre

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biljana mitrovic biljana mitrovic   {K:48110} 1/24/2008
Wonderful picture with great atmosphere and great sense of coldness and abandones
I like it dear Andre
big hug
biljana

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/23/2008
Thanks Pablo,

As you also realize, children's playthings, abandoned can swell up a lot of emotion in people. A fairly easy subject to take advantage of, as long as the image isn't too sugary sweet.

Andre

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 1/15/2008
Yes equal idea another realization.
Excellent work Andre.

Pablo

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/15/2008
Thanks Jacques,
I appreciate the comments.
Andre

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 1/12/2008
the tittle perfecly fit, nicely seen Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/11/2008
Thanks again Nick.
Andre

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 1/10/2008
I see exactly what you mean, Andre, about the missing side bars. The swings seem to hang from.. well, from the sky or something? I guess that this introduced some additional kind of that feeling of the surreal. It also goes hand in hand with the missing people in the deserted scene. A more "real" look by including the bars would diminish that.

I also think that the natural landscape-like horizontal geometry of the background is getting "disturbed" in a welcome manner this way. The swings somehow "divide" the monotony of the scene, but without turning the deserted look too weak.

Cheers,

Nick

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thanks Andrzej,
As I tried to explain to Nick, I was quite excited about this one. I had a feeling that it had some potential when I took the shots. As you say, there are a few other possibilities to continue the series. Maybe different seasons? Possibly an image with one swing swinging and one still?
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Hi Nick,
I kind of liked this one because of the feeling that you are expressing here. I thought when I took it that it was going to look quite surreal even though it is completely natural and normal with no special effects to speak of. A very slight desaturation was applied overall and that's about it. The other thing I liked but can't quite explain why, is the fact that I haven't included the top or side bars of the swing set. For some reason the swings being suspended in the image alone seems somehow unreal, unsettling and more abstract.
Anyway, this one is one of my personal favourites and I couldn't wait to get it on the computer and see how it came out.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thanks Mervo,
I had a feeling this one was going to be pretty good. Sometimes you just "know" :)
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Hi Tap,
Maybe not that far to go after this week's weather? 15C yesterday and 14C today?
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thanks Paolo,
I'm glad you like it!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thanks a lot Martin.
I bet most people at this site wouldn't have walked by this scene without grabbing at least a couple of shots. It just seemed the thing to do.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thanks John,
I'm glad you see it that way. I had a few choices, and this one seemed most effective to me.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/8/2008
Thank you Alicia,
I'm glad you like it.
Andre

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Andrzej Pradzynski Andrzej Pradzynski   {K:22541} 1/7/2008
Narrative image Andre and provoking - I would actually go and try maybe first time without a lineup of kids waiting for their turn. Great symmetry captured in the frame contributing to nice formal composition of the picture. Cheers, NJ

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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 1/7/2008
It is much like what I intended to do in the past but much better than my attempts, Andre, since it does have that kind of "real feeling" that I failed to enhance as strongly as you did here!

There is enough detail/contrast and a quite balanced exposure for not going completely into "Fantasia Land", but still the reduced color palette in three color bands and the very easy geometry of a rather empty look allows also some of those "silent thoughts" during the cold time of the year. In its own way it is also a "moody landscape", but this landscape is more on the inside of the spectator.

Nick

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Mervo  Mervo     {K:8643} 1/7/2008
Excellent Andre, EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

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Andrzej B. Andrzej B.   {K:2244} 1/6/2008
Just another four or five months Andre. Good work. Regards.
Tap

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Paolo Corradini Paolo Corradini   {K:59552} 1/6/2008
perfect light and minimal compo!
i like it
fine work
PAOLO

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Martin . Martin .   {K:24957} 1/6/2008
Andre,

Nice Study, Nice Work,

Martin

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John Hatz John Hatz   {K:156973} 1/6/2008
great shot, I like the point of view that let the swings being like that at the area of the sand in 2D, very nice ballanced composition...

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 1/6/2008
Estupenda composición... inmenso mar!
Felicitaciones!!!

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66407} 1/6/2008
Thanks Nacho,
Happy New Year to you too!
Andre

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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 1/6/2008
very cool. great composition. happy new year.

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