Jamie Carrier  

The Glenlivet by Jamie Carrier

September 2020 - The Glenlivet

About the Image(s)

In 2015, we travelled to Scotland. We only visited two distilleries. This was taken at Glenlivet. In the lobby area, there was this beautiful statue on a very large platform. I wanted a picture from the middle of the base. In order to do this, I laid on my back, set the camera timer and set it down hoping for the best. Yes, I did this a number of times. Focusing was hard so it might not be tack sharp. The starburst bothers me. I used the graduated filter and that helped a bit.
It's a fun memory as we are not traveling these days. Stay well everyone!!!!

6 comments posted

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Very cool shot! I was immediately drawn to this image. It immediately reminded me of the Fibonacci Spiral. Love the implied movement. Good for you for lying on the floor and taking the shot while capturing a unique perspective. For me, I was very drawn to the warm color palette. The varying scale of the bottles creates a nice depth to the image. The only thing I would change is to crop out the lower right-hand side. Nice capture!   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:16:24
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Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Thank you Anne. I played with the bottom right corner. I like your cropping.   Posted: 09/11/2020 05:49:11

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Jamie, your repeated tries captured a wonderful image. How creative you were to place your camera at the bottom on the floor rather than photograph from the side. This image becomes a design which I cannot think of a way to improve.

Now, as an aside, I am taken back in memory many tens of years ago when I might, if pressed, admit to a night or two of a tad too much scotch. Ouch!   Posted: 09/19/2020 09:51:42

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
I was certain I wrote a comment on this but now I don't see it here.
I didn't read it as a sculpture at first, and I thought "what a strange way to store alcohol." A descriptive title might be in order for dimwits like me.
I like it better with the starburst, because if you keep the starburst you keep the windows to the side, which give some idea of setting. To tell you the truth, the first few times I looked at the picture, I was mesmerized by the center of the coil and didn't even notice the starburst.
What makes this picture work, after the coil shape, are the complementary colors which are echoes by the color of the walls behind the sculpture. You saw a great opportunity in terms of composition, texture, and color and you captures it. Kudos!   Posted: 09/19/2020 11:38:04

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Jamie. It took me a while to actually work out just what this image was, but once seen, you can't unsee it. I love the colours. I think the crop does make you see the bottles better and I do like the handrail coming from the bottom corner. You saw something and made it into a work of art. Well done!   Posted: 09/19/2020 18:54:31

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Very creative! I love the movement and the colors - it is so warm. This is really fun and only suggest to take the edge off the hot spot.   Posted: 09/21/2020 10:27:19


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