Nature Lyrics is a canvas to share my visions and views on nature photography.
This is one topic I keep coming back to over and over again in the local photography forum we have at work. I know how difficult it is to talk on this theme at all and it is really about, to borrow from Paul Graham, "a taste for makers" !Personally I felt you could have it emphasized much better by choosing a different image (you have so many in your kitty - maybe the floral abstracts would have been more powerful playfields for this!).Why do I feel so? I think this image does not have that "arresting" quality in your other images which automatically sets up a direct conversation between the image and the border.
Prabhu ! You are right !! Thought so when I was half way through. May be think about it when I have time..
Hi Ganesh, This is the continuation of the kaziranga terrapins comments discussion. I used to think the image should stand its own ground with or without border. Having said that the border does definitely add to the image. But the question that came up was once we are used to seeing the image with border do you think without the border we would think the image is incomplete ? Let us say the image goes for publication or gets displayed in an art exhibition where the framing might be different. Would the image convey a different message ? To give a specific example Ganesh in the last INW meet at dandeli I remember seeing your printed images displayed. But since I had seen the same images with borders felt they were not complete. May be I got biased. Not sure ganesh if you had thought in similar terms. Would be good to know.
Mahesh, I really *don't* think image without a border is incomplete. We hang our framed images on walls. All we are trying to do is trying to keep the viewer focussed on somewthing within the "frame". Be it framed images for display on wall or framed ones for web. Otherday I went to an art shop specializing in framing the prints/canvases etc. There were hundreds of different frames (colors, patterns etc). The owner rightly said she can't suggest a frame without looking at the image to be framed. Thats all I meant in this little write-up.
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