Ehpem tries to make things right

As you all know, there are far too few Monty Python references in contemporary blogging. Today, as our co-posting series continues, Ehpem tries to remedy that:

Today Melinda and I have taken our collaboration back at Point No Point, which is a bit east of Jordan River. My photo is the one above, Melinda’s below and her co-post is here.

While walking the forest trails we never did meet a Knight of Ni. I think they would have been happy with all the shrubberies in this area so I would not be surprised to hear of a sighting sometime.

I was not aware of her taking a photo, or at least I don’t recall noticing. But we must have stood in almost exactly the same spot to do so. Mine is shot on film and I don’t edit the scans nearly as much as I do digital images; I try to find desired details during the scanning process. Perhaps more could have come out of the shadows and a crop would not hurt, but I like the contrast (so to speak) between our two shots.

This must be a very nice spot to sit at sunset unseen by any boaters below. Though if you get too comfortable and a bit drowsy, as is likely, you could easily be startled by a Ni! exclaimed behind you, and the slithering hiss of chain mail.

Ehpem’s bench:

My bench:
Bench Silhouette

Point No Point Resort, British Columbia
photographed 4.21.2015

(You can see Ehpem’s post here, and the series here.)

Posted on May 20, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. These two shots are interesting to me because they appear to be taken from nearly the same spot. The perspective and orientation is quite different, though. I guess that’s how each creative mind works. I wonder if there were 20 other photographers there at the same time what results we’d see.

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    • Hi Ken. I think I was a bit closer than Melinda, but on a very similar alignment. I was most interested in the light on the trail bed and adjacent greenery, but Melinda’s approach did a better job of catching it than I did.

      There were a few of these openings through the shrubbery to lookouts along this trail, and I got a picture from another that did a better job with the light on the trail bed that interested me – that one had more leaves on it reflecting the light. I have published that shot on my 52 Rolls project, along with most of this roll of film that is not scheduled for this collaboration. The shot I am thinking of is the fourth one in gallery at I am pretty sure I took that picture first, though it might have been with digital the first time (we walked past this spot in both directions on our walk). I was hoping to get the same foreground feel with this shot, but did not quite get there.

      All that is a long way of explaining the vertical format and the placement of the bench and shrubbery opening quite high in this shot. I think that really I was photographing the memory of that other trail when I took this one. If only that other place had a bench. Or a person, like this third spot had –

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    • If there’d been 20 other photographers with us, there’d have been some sort of a melee at various scenic locations along the way. Probably tripods would have been used as weapons, and there would have been injuries.

      Also, Ehpem’s car would have been crowded.

      This pair is probably the best example of how we ALMOST got the same shot.


  2. OK, here goes another observation. In Ephem’s photograph I want to walk up to the bench and sit down on it. In yours I notice more of the beauty of this location, but I don’t have the urge to sit on the bench and look out at the water. I wonder if that root across the path contributes to my willingness to just look from where I am.

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    • Linda – your observations are always so interesting. Maybe that root in my photo works the opposite of a leading line (a blocking line, maybe?) and it stops your eye, and your forward progress, before you get all the way to the bench.

      And, also, in Ehpem’s shot, the bench is a lot closer so maybe you just aren’t up for the extra steps?


    • Hi Linda – thanks for your observations, they are so thoughtful. One thing that strikes me is that in Melinda’s photo there is a greater sense the drop down to the ocean just beyond the bench. Perhaps that is also making you more comfortable about having the bench in front of you like a railing..

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