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mardi 14 décembre 2010

Vegetal Ice / Glace végétale

Vegetal Ice

This is the third and last of this series. It is obviously not as good as the other two. There are others, but they cannot possibly yield images that are as good or as powerful, so I will not lose time on them and they will end up in the trash.

The point is, I don't see how I could maintain the same level after the first two ones. No way, so that's the end of that series.

Roger Gauthier, The Photographer Who Came From The Cold

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Glace végétale

Voici la troisième et la dernière de cette série. C'est aussi la moins réussie. J'en ai d'autres encore, mais je sens qu'elles ne tiendront pas leurs promesses et je ne vais pas perdre de temps dessus.

Après avoir terminé les deux premières de la série, je me suis demandé comment je pourrais maintenir un tel niveau et je ne voyais pas comment. Voilà pourquoi c'est la dernière de cette série.

Roger Gauthier, Le photographe venu du froid

Vegetal Ice / Glace végétale

20 commentaires:

  1. For me this is the best photo.
    I see a beautiful bird!

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  2. Tu sais Roger une envie de la manger cette photo bisou

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  3. Bonjour Roger,
    Pas trop froid pour manger une glace ?Jolie photo quand même.

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  4. @Mariann: Thanks... In truth, one can see almost anything in it, it could almost be an abstract...

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  5. @France : Hey ! Vas-tu en laisser pour les autres ? :-)))

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  6. @Françoise : Euh... c'est au réchauffement ce matin, alors pourquoi pas... Et merci !

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  7. yes, i see the magnificent bird about to take flight - from the icy finger through which life's blood flows, holding him up to the skies! beautiful image, roger! and perfect with the other two that i love so! nothing compares to your mastery of color and detail!!!

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  8. @Jenean: I very humbly thank you, dear Jenean. As I keep telling everyone, I'm no artist even if I can appreciate something beautiful, and indeed I do get lucky sometimes.

    Why did I go out that dull winter morning, with rain and drizzle freezing everywhere, but almost no colour to speak about? A hunch... and only then I began to imagine what i could do with those dull photographs that began all of a sudden to pop out of the display!

    People don't believe me... but I'm really no artist. What am I? An exceptional craftsman in my domain, and somebody ready to try about everything, hence total absence of any Rules. That's not enough to make an artist out of someone. For that, one must have a global vision, a true aim in creating.

    The word "artist" is slowly losing its meaning. As much as I would want to be one, I know otherwise.

    Please come back, it's always a pleasure.

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  9. C'est joli on dirait un oiseau.

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  10. @Solange : Merci c'est gentil... Je me demandais si les gens verraient la ressemblance avec un oiseau, et apparemment oui ! Extra... :-)

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  11. Great photos of frozen plants, very suggestive and a feast for the eyes and imagination.

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  12. well, those of us who love your work would disagree with your own assessment of your work, roger - for me, being an artist is all about a vision of beauty and meaning - whether it's in paint, with a camera or with words or whatever - that speaks to others in even the most remote, the smallest way - and there, sir, you are!

    and from that bitter cold wet gray day you - you - extracted such a moment of truth and beauty as to move each of us who has seen your images - only a true visionary a true artist can accomplish that -

    so you must sit back, roger, and relinquish your own self-doubt because you are far out numbered here!

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  13. @Leovi: Thank you a lot... As I said to others I was the first to be surprised at what finally came up from those moments in Nature. I do love Nature, but Nature is not enough if you see what I mean...

    Roger

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  14. @Jenean: Dear you! OK, you may disagree... which simply means in the end that you're wrong. Of course.

    Let's look at it from another angle: I'm the most terrifying judge, specially towards myself. it is only this pitiless, merciless look I throw at what I do that allows me to progress a little bit. Would you believe that I've dumped 95% of all the work I did before 2002? Maybe more than that? And I am not through with what I show here, a good part of it will not survive...

    All things considered, is there any fun in this? I do not know. What I know is this terrible urge that's killing me nights and days. I should keep that to myself, there is nothing that one can do.

    And what I do, it is so SERIOUS! Even the funny things I do, they're so serious.

    But from time to time, rarely, there is this huge exhilaration at what I just did! You do understand that, do you not?

    Roger

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  15. Je vois que tu t'en donne à coeur joie quand je ne suis pas là :))))

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  16. @Suzanne : Mais oui, mais oui ! Surtout quand il ne fait pas beau... :-)

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  17. let's look at it from this angle, roger: i am always right! ;)
    [my favorite angle, don't you see?]

    en réponse à votre question, oui, roger, je ne comprends vraiment -

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  18. @Jenean: You're right of course, gypsy woman. You're a woman! :-)

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  19. Elle est superbe aussi....et fascinante à la fois encore plus quand on en regarde les détails...J'aime énormément ce "craquelé" tout comme ce jeu entre transparence et opacité... Vraiment superbe !!!

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  20. @Pierre de Lune : Merci... Joyeux Noël à toi et à ta famille !

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