Selling The Drama

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Sew this up with threads of reason and regret
So I will not forget. I will not forget
How this felt one year six months ago
I know I cannot forget.
                                            - One Year Six Months by Yellowcard

comments (30)

Simple, delicate, emotive. Just sublime. A likey.
Samarth: thank you!...
  • ChaCha
  • N York C
  • 16 Nov 2007, 00:56
nice!
Samarth: thanks a lot...
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2007, 03:11
Love it, Sam, with just a hint of purple, I see?
Samarth: gringringrin
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2007, 04:24
An astonishing image, Photosam.
Such a delight to learn from every image you post.
Samarth: thanks a lot ray...
  • alek
  • Greece
  • 16 Nov 2007, 06:14
a phylaktery, with a lovely purple bow, good process sam, like that texture on the cover
Samarth: thank you alek...
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2007, 08:42
the tough of purple makes this...beautiful work sam!
Samarth: thanks a lot david...
  • Mal
  • 16 Nov 2007, 08:58
Gosh! You're all moody and reflective today Master. Love the framing and compo but these soft subtle tones steal the show for me. Great work. malwalker
Samarth: thank you mal...
I absolutely love this photograph! So subtle with just that hint of colour in the ribbon. I wish I had taken this one. (:o)
Samarth: thanks rosalyn...
This picture tells a story of love and pain ! Nice !
Samarth: merci zeb..
  • Raffi
  • Maryland USA
  • 16 Nov 2007, 11:52
Photosam these shots are great. This just proves that its not about the camera. Its about the artist holding the camera!
Samarth: thank you very much raffi...a compliment indeed...
  • auror
  • Italy
  • 16 Nov 2007, 11:52
oh, I love your gallery so much!!! every shot is so precious!!
Samarth: thank you so much...
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2007, 13:41
Poetic image.
Samarth: thank you laurie...
I like the textures in this shot.
Samarth: thanks bernie...
Amazing.. Just amazing..
Samarth: much appreciated shazeen...
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 16 Nov 2007, 16:40
Got all nostalgic for good ol' times, Sam? You made me too.
Samarth: thank you...
Lovely subtle use of colour - very effective.
Samarth: thanks a lot mike...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Nov 2007, 18:59
So very excellent - it will go to my likeys. That subtle colour of the ribbon and the texture of the books cover are real winners. Great composition as well.

I bet there is a big fat drama in there.
Samarth: thank you louis...
Superb concept Sam - and as usual, magnificiently well done !!
;-)
Samarth: thank you very much jean...
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2007, 22:54
This, I like. Simply perfect.
Samarth: thanks ellie...that means a lot...
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 16 Nov 2007, 23:06
belle opposition de textures et puis ce signet vaporeux encore coloré pour animer la composition ! belle image
Samarth: thanks!...
wonderful shot, the texture in the table is great and I love the bit of purple in the ribbon. Well done.
Samarth: thanks gail..
Very nice!
Samarth: thanks ashish...
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 18 Nov 2007, 09:00
You have done better B/W conversions in the past.... the soft glow here is quite astounding.... and an extremely delicate selective coloring has been achieved by ye.... yet i feel the slightly off centre composition a bit odd when combined with the black triangle in the bottom right corner....however, those are tiny konky details one should not be complaining about. splendid capture, i must say.
Samarth: damn you sir, must you see all the flaws that i do...although, there is another flaw that no one has spotted...anyway, didnt think this is the way id process it when i took it...but yes, i spent ages working on this sot get the theme of memory across...
  • Tom
  • United States
  • 18 Nov 2007, 23:37
Perfect DOF along with nice contrast...The purple ribbon fits in well, not over powering.
Samarth: glad you think so tom...thanks...
  • Pascale
  • France
  • 19 Nov 2007, 14:01
Une superbe photo toute en délicatesse ,la gestion de la lumière est parfaite.J'aime beaucoup la touche de raffinement apportée par ce ruban mauve.Magnifique Sam ,bravo.
Samarth: merco grin...
One of my favourite images from you & as USUAL "the drama has been sold" smile
Samarth: long time no see guys....glad you like it...
cette simplicité qui renvoit à un autre temps est très belle.
Samarth: grin....
Hi Sam...sorry about the delay in getting over...you know I love all about this except the selective colour stuff...in my opinion just black and white it would have been a stunner...You take great photos you don't need tricks.
Samarth: advice taken phil....
  • Kay
  • on vacation
  • 25 Nov 2007, 16:59
Nice selective coloring, Sam. This picture and its caption evokes a warm feeling.
Samarth: thank you kay...
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2007, 22:57
More than anything I think, it has to be the way you have angled your shot and given perspective that magnifies the focus on the importance this keepsake. The lighting too is exquisite.

I don't see any flaws Sam but can't decide about the selective colour, I'm a bit of a traditionalist in that respect and would plum wink for straight B&W myself. In any case, you are certainly living up to your blogging name. Great stuff.
Samarth: thanks a lot mate...had a big debate and henceforth anytime i show the shot, it shall be in bw...

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