Like A Harp's Strings IV - Radiating
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Egon Kronschnabel The light marks on the rope and the mast are impressive.
Jun 18, 2012 at 03:22pm
Julia Anna Gospodarou Thank you very much, Vladimir! :)
Eddie, merci beaucoup!! :)
Jun 19, 2012 at 03:13pm
Paul Surdulescu C'est magnifique, je n'ai pas de mots pour exprimer l'admiration.
Jun 30, 2012 at 01:06am
Martin Rak You rule, Julia :)
Jul 2, 2012 at 09:42pm
Julia Anna Gospodarou Merci beaucoup Antoine et Paul! :)
Martin, thanks a lot!! You rule too! :)
Jul 5, 2012 at 12:43am
Julia Anna Gospodarou Hey Rohan! So glad to see you here! I'm a bit slow these days with responding, but I can't wait to see your next shots of the Dublin bridge. And do NOT delete shots! You never know ...I have deleted on impulse and I was sorry afterwards.
Thanks a lot for the visit! :)
Jul 14, 2012 at 03:02am
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The fourth image in my “Harp” bridge series presenting the Katehaki Pedestrian Bridge in Athens,by Santiago Calatrava. It will most probably be followed by another one that will wrap up the series (for now, at least).
It was yet another interesting image to process. I guess I'm enjoying at least as much the things I discover about myself while processing an image, as I'm enjoying the processing itself.
Like all the other photographs in this series, this image was not exactly easy to process. And not because of the technical difficulties of the processing itself. But because of the way I was dealing with my idea, with my vision about it. From the beginning I had a great sky. Long streaks of clouds converging to the pylon, good contrast in the sky, what more could I have wished for? I was sure that the processing would go like a breeze. Well, I had a big surprise, it turned out to be not that easy. When I actually approached the image and started processing it, I realized that there was constantly something not working in the sky, something that I couldn't put my finger on and tell what it was. I was struggling with it for a few days, while I couldn't get what I had in mind and had to do and redo and undo and redo again umpteen times (I think I've done at least 10 versions of the sky, all different, till I found what I was looking for) ...and while I realized that the problem wasn't the photo but me, the problem was that I was not fully letting my idea take control. I was letting too much the image that came out of the camera lead me. With the result that I was turning around in circles, and getting away from my vision instead of getting closer to it. Then, when I realized that I wasn't owing anything to that image the camera gave me, I was able to at last set my mind free and let my idea come out and there I was, finally managing to create what I was feeling inside me that I have to create.
But this process was quite energy consuming so, after getting my sky right, I was just emptied of energy and had to put a distance between me and my image and take a deep breath till I could get back to it. So I left it aside to ripe. I was watching it from time to time to see how I feel about it and if there's enough distance already, I was working at different other things in the meanwhile (happily I had tons of other things to do, like for instance my interview for Matthias Haltenhof that you can find here
having it though in my mind in the background all this time, but still needing to be away from it, till at some point when, out of the sudden, I just had to get back to it and finish it. Just like that. I was ready for it and it was ready for me. And there it is the result, right here in front of your eyes!
Funny how these things sometimes have a life of their own... and you can't but consider it, otherwise there's no real connection and they won't let you draw a line... :)
So this was my creative process and my creative struggle with reality. What I learned? That I have to trust myself more than I trust what I see, if I want to create things that please me. And that you can't force inspiration to come (well, that I knew already, but it was yet another sweet reminder :).
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