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Still life with a red ball - dedicated to Pachita who will trade a print of that with me for one of his works - and is a great artist worth watching!

This is one of a few images in my gallery that was actually thought out with some meaning in mind.
A few years ago we had an exhibition of local artists on my kibbutz, based on a historic book with chants from the early days of the Kibbutz (dating back to the 40's, I think).

Loosly translated the verse goes:
We shall dance inspite of everything
Make our heart forget the daily toil
Even so we will dance and sing
Who will grant us a happy festival?


Sound bad (the original rhymes...), but the setup in these old days was lots pf hard work with not much to show for it.

So I tried to show a combination of work, happiness, togetherness - all in the frame of a simple cummunal society...

There were a few versions: The original, the one presented in the exhibition was Out of The Garden. I wasn't happy with the light and played with it adding and eliminating things as I always do, ending with this one, and with Searching For The Answer.

The names came much later and have nothing to do with the original meaning...
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TSHansen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
I keep coming back here and I am amazed at your use of compositional balance. What I can't seem to understand is that its not based on either golden ratio, on symmetry(octave) or asymmetry(fifths). The closest is kind of musically sacred geometry speaking cross between asymmetry pentatonic and some kind of mixed tri-tone/accidental ratio's. Its like ever so slightly off where it still floats yet snaps into harmony. There any chance at all you could discuss at any length how you learned such a fresh mix of negative/positive space balance? I am hoping you could give me some insight rather then having to systematically extrapolate whats going on.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
I tried to look for squares, symmetry and golden sections, but eventually I settled for rule of thirds (explanation later).
I do want to stress that I don't measure or plan anything when I compose - I choose the elements and start something, after which I keep changing elements and composition until it feels right. I guess what feels right for me is right for many... :) Sometimes I move things 1-2 mm just to make it feel right, and then I also crop the image to get the borders just right.
The original version was Out of The Garden, which I made under time constraints. I felt it was a bit crowded, and lighting was flat, so I went back and re-shot it. I made two versions - with a blue and red ball, but I think that what makes this one work for me (and possibly for you) is that the second petal from the left is emphasized by the red ball, becoming the "subject". It catches the eye because it is smack where the rule of thirds would ask for it. The other petals frame it, but also give enough of a dissonance to make it interesting - there is a relationship between the two balls, the thin shadows on the rock and the watch parts - all are interacting too keep your eye and mind busy, while supplying a comfortable resting place at that "thirds" intersection.

The bottom line is that my guess is as good as yours - anything you can come up with is just as right...That's my :twocents: worth... :)
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whz Featured By Owner May 9, 2007   Photographer
the shadows are great ! :)
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yori1976 Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comment and the :+fav:!
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evilponger Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
I like the red, more than the blue, but then again blue has a bad connotation for me.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
This was part of a self study and a subject that inrigues me: the meaning of symbols and the interpretations of still life images. Color is symbolyc, but different in diffrerent cultures and to different people - I try to vary things slightly and see what works...
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w-p Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
I think that I didn't get the meaning, but I like how it looks.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
The meaning for most of my works is what you make of it.
Funny you say that about this one - as the name - "Possible Sulutions" could be applied to any interpretation of my work - each one has many possible solutions - but you chose this one to say it...

I add the names long after the works are made - they are open to interpretation, and the name is but another elemnt in the composition!

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Swanee3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
very nice....love the lighting, color, and the stone slate gives it a nice texture....:ahoy:
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks - it seems like the lighting is very simple - but it took some time to get the control around the edges!
:hug:
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ioquacious Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
great composition and lighting;
and i especially love the colors.

very conceptual indeed. :)
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
There is another one with a blue ball I posted earlier - have you seen it?
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ioquacious Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
yes, i saw that in your gallery too! :)

i appreciate the red ball more though.
because 1) red is my favourite color! haha
and 2) the red is more contrasting; blue was slightly dull(er).
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
fair enough!
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ioquacious Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
:nod: ;)
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Artistic-Pie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I love it!
very mechanic Vs organic...
just... brilliant.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks - I'm glad you do!:)
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mercury-yume Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
I love when you create these, I really love it, has a nice balance.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comment and the :+fav: - I wish I had the time to make more (I shot one last week with a 35mm camera and on camera flash - it works, but something is missing...)
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mercury-yume Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
it's all well and good to say you want to make more, but the fact that you don't post the ones that don't work, that you savour the ones that really bring out everything you wanted, I think that's part of what sets you and your art apart and gives it the quality it does.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Probably - I maintain the notion that a photographer is not measured by the quality of photographs they take, but by the quality of photographes they display!
I try to display only the good ones.
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mercury-yume Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
I think you do. I suppose you could show your 'not so good' ones for contrast, but the fact that your art is as appreciated as it is probably means that you're doing it right already :)
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks, thanks, thanks!
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MyNameIsLuca Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
This is it! This is what I really want to watch for a long - long minutes! Pure in form, deep in meaning.
Magnificent and creative.
Instant :+fav:!
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
...and this is a comment I like to read! (even though it will not help me improve my work...).

I am glad and proud to have you as a friend!
BIG:hug:
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Manu-80 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
interesting composition..I love colors :)
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
How would you like the red ball in blue? (see my gallery...)
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CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting composition. I like!! Nice detail and colors!
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
Tank you - I appreciate the comment!
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CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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musicjeremy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Very nice! I love the colors and the composition.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Hellobaby Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
long time dont see ur work, still cool and great as always
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
I have actualy shot something new, although it may go in scraps - 35mm instead of 4X5, and no real lighting. I'll see how it comes out.
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thesehours Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
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I really like the colors in this one. And the textures of the ground and the gears really balance out the softness of the yellow and the petals as a whole.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thanks - That's part of the idea...
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Pachita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
holy cow! :omg:
you know, when I saw the title of the deviation in my dev watch, I thought "that sounds like the red ball..." :) and it really is... and itīs dedicated to me... wooohooo

thatīs so nice of you! thanks!
:hug:
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
I thought it was fair for you to see it before I send it, was gonna drop you a note...
I guess you like it? :)
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Pachita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
love it! :D
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yori1976 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Another :hug:...
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