Suby & Sins House

16 Jan 2007 1,327 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image In Bleak Midwinter

In Bleak Midwinter

Subysphoto

Sinem In The House  (Means this image IS FROM Sinem & not Suby)

In Bleak Midwinter

 I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.  ~Andrew Wyeth

Winter - the coldest, cruellest season... when the wind billows, nature sheds her hues of green, brown and gold and puts on a shapeless cloak of grey underneath which there is no sound by that of your own reflections, no sight but the barren landscape, no other hope than the hope of spring.

Yet there is untold beauty in winter - early evenings rolling into long, winter nights of indoor warmth, the long stretch of solitary country lanes, the very structure, the very texture, the very beauty of the earth, uncovered, undressed, uncluttered for the human eye to look on and contemplate the 'whole story' of the human condition - the very cycle of life from birth to flourish to withering to a long winter's sleep until it comes full circle to rebirth.

This series is a little tribute to the 'longest' month of January which often tends to get overlooked in post-Christmas blues and monetary misery. The month I was born in, the very month I often overlook the silent, solitary beauty of... I hope you enjoy the silence, the solitude and the scenery with me.

Words and photography by Sinem

Certain images we post up are available for sale on canvass. If you are interested, please send us an email.

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do..... (email us in case some are wondering what. LOL)

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

In Bleak Midwinter

Subysphoto

Sinem In The House  (Means this image IS FROM Sinem & not Suby)

In Bleak Midwinter

 I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.  ~Andrew Wyeth

Winter - the coldest, cruellest season... when the wind billows, nature sheds her hues of green, brown and gold and puts on a shapeless cloak of grey underneath which there is no sound by that of your own reflections, no sight but the barren landscape, no other hope than the hope of spring.

Yet there is untold beauty in winter - early evenings rolling into long, winter nights of indoor warmth, the long stretch of solitary country lanes, the very structure, the very texture, the very beauty of the earth, uncovered, undressed, uncluttered for the human eye to look on and contemplate the 'whole story' of the human condition - the very cycle of life from birth to flourish to withering to a long winter's sleep until it comes full circle to rebirth.

This series is a little tribute to the 'longest' month of January which often tends to get overlooked in post-Christmas blues and monetary misery. The month I was born in, the very month I often overlook the silent, solitary beauty of... I hope you enjoy the silence, the solitude and the scenery with me.

Words and photography by Sinem

Certain images we post up are available for sale on canvass. If you are interested, please send us an email.

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do..... (email us in case some are wondering what. LOL)

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (18)

I love this picture (truthfully I'd love to have in hanging on my wall). so barren and lonely.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2007, 05:22
Stark and beautiful and very January.
*Love* the incredible texture detail on this shot. Could you "feel" this one as you took the photograph?
  • P.J.
  • 16 Jan 2007, 06:28
Very sharp image. Perfect for black and white.
That's a beautiful one !! I really love the w&b here, very intense and grainy.
Many Thanks to Suby for his visit, the flower shot was dedicated to him today ! smile
A very nice B&W , love the focus and contrast
  • Mona
  • London
  • 16 Jan 2007, 09:37
Definitely looks like the bleak mid winter and the B&W gives it the duller look I guess :-/

[http://aramide.blogspot.com]
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jan 2007, 11:20
A nice rich pic in B&W with fitting text. Must say this Andre Wyeth chap must have had a huge shrink bill. Funny if you think of it - without winter you can't have summer.

January is also a long month here in SA, but that is due to summer vacation expenses and the long wait to payday at the end of Jan.
  • micki
  • 16 Jan 2007, 12:47
Lovely work, Sinem, on the composition, the conversion to b&w and the processing. You've brought out so much in this simple scene that tells the wonderful story of wintertime. Very, very nice!
Hello my good friends,

Nice shot. I love B&W, and you all have done a great job with this one. I too, love winter although we haven't had much in my part of the woods this year so far. 74(f) yesterday. It is supposed to get colder the rest of the week, but still no snow on the horizon.

I am finally back at work, and have faster internet so I hopefully will get back into blogging soon. I just need to find something to post now. It's been too wet to go out and shoot...but one can only hope for better weather.

Best of new year cheer to you both.....

m~
  • Mal
  • 16 Jan 2007, 16:09
the title portrays the image well, the tangle of twigs and branches help to focus my eye on the foreground. Nice shot Sinem. Mal
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 16 Jan 2007, 18:22
Hiya Sinem. Having messed around with high contrast b/w towards the end of last year, the more I see, the more I love it. We know that not every subject lends itself to this treatment, but this is one that does and how!! You really have done wonderfully well here, I really do like this photograph and would be very happy indeed if it was my work. Although I don't always comment on your and Suby's posts, I must say, that most of your work serves as an inspiration for me to get more adventurous and creative with processing, as I am sure you have noticed in some of my photos. Thankyou both very muck. Kindest regards, neil.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 16 Jan 2007, 18:24
Sorry,that should read "thankyou both very MUCH".Freudian slip!!
This is a beautiful shot. I like the framing. It does a good job of portraying winter.
great PP Suby!!! beautiful!
  • Dotun
  • 16 Jan 2007, 23:08
Powerful shot I must say!
  • Shore
  • 17 Jan 2007, 03:05
I shall say this one is great. Emotional photo.

You have great photos in your photoblog. Keep it up.
This picture is simply amazing. It's really cool when still life photography speaks to you which you achieved with this picture. Even more interesting is even though this is a Sinem-type photo, the style here is yours but the PP smacks of Suby and really sets off the mood of this picture. very good work

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 20D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 33.0mm
TufaceTuface
SOLITARY REFLECTIONSSOLITARY REFLECT...
Sinem... Behind The ScenesSinem... Behind ...

Warning