Debasish Raha  

Barely standing by Debasish Raha

September 2020 - Barely standing

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken during a walk on a cloudy day when I noticed the reflection of two power towers.

I have taken photos of these two towers before but I liked this one better because it looked like a drawing done with a fine black pen.

10 comments posted

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Yes a nice representation of what I would not ordinarily consider a subject work taking an image of. I like this. Have you considered taking the specs in the water out? Would probably be laborious but maybe worth it. Printed on some really nice matt rag paper could be nice.   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:57:49
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Thank you Dianne for your comments. Thanks for pointing out some specs that still remained after removing quite a few.   Posted: 09/08/2020 13:37:31
Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This is a beautifully observed and framed image. What body of water is it?

  Posted: 09/09/2020 16:37:41
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Hi Judith, thanks for your comments on the photograph. The reflection was on water of San Francisco Bay   Posted: 09/10/2020 18:04:54

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Good morning, Debasish.

I am currently working on a very involved water-reflection chapter within work from my 'Intimate with Nature' series and like this very well conceived reflection-study - I like this very much! The composition is recognizable while also being abstract: it is cerebral. Well done!

Can you elaborate on the process you used to "see" this subject in this way? I feel it is important for others to know a little about the back-story to understand how sometimes we find and compose pictures (and in this case)a very appealing water-reflection composition.

Thank you, Debasish.

  Posted: 09/08/2020 06:50:26
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Hello Lance,

Many thanks for the complement on the photo.

I am fascinated by the beauty and the abstractness that a reflection creates. Sometimes reflected colors (e.g fall foliage) look more enriched. I have taken photo of reflection of multiple buildings on one building in Manhattan, NY which I titled "Fusion".

Here you see a photo of reflection of two power towers. I have taken shots of these towers on different days as I passed by them during my walk. On this day the reflection looked special because every single solid line of the frame of the towers is beautifully broken but just enough so that it maintained the original shape and at the same time created an abstractness. I titled it "Barely standing" to indicate the fragility of the reflection of these strong and sturdy power towers.   Posted: 09/09/2020 00:45:44
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Very good description of your visualization in finding (and interpreting) this scene: the title is perfect as the towers are seemingly ready to crumble to the ground.

A fine example of seeing more than initially meets the eye; we are constantly surrounded by amazing beauty, from all sorts of objects that fill our immediate environment - again, well conceived and executed.   Posted: 09/09/2020 06:24:45
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Thanks Lance for your comments   Posted: 09/20/2020 14:00:53

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hello Debasish
Good job and view, I like it.
Reflections are usually always attractive because they offer you another vision of reality, it is like a parallel world
  Posted: 09/17/2020 09:28:58
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Thanks Jose. I appreciate your comments.   Posted: 09/20/2020 14:01:31


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