Friday, 20 February 2009
Girl at the fountain
Should I have removed her sandals?
Well since IMHO it was not documentary or reportage but art I could have done.
In the South of France less than four years ago, a storm was brewing and the light had fallen as we turned a corner in this medieval hilltop village and went back in time over a hundred years. and saw this ~ well almost this...
The only camera we had was a small digital without manual settings, so no flash and bracing myself as best as I could I made three quick images. This was the best but there is still some movement in it. Some photoshop work (including moving a small twentieth century notice on the fountain).
Should I have removed the girls' sandals? I decided not to at the time and .... Sepia, B&W, colour and part colour images followed.
Two weeks ago someone saw some versions of this image and asked if they could have a copy to produce an image in copper.
Last week his wife gave us the copper image and he had removed her sandals!