“Window Shopping”

Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens f2.8@ 1/125th ISO 800 handheld: window shopping at Folklorico on Bull St., Savannah, Ga.

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5 Responses to ““Window Shopping””

  • tonebytone says:

    What contrasts I see in this image! Since I’m a “color person,” I’m much more attracted to the colorful but out of focus background than I am to the two in focus subjects!

    Something else that seems incongruent to me is the green-on-the-bluish side ribbon in lower left with the yellower green in upper right. The green in between them resonates better with the upper right green.

    Both subjects, the mermaid and the lamp, make me think we might be in Morrocco! But since the background must be a window reflection, I can be better enticed to cross the street and get into the warmth, than I can be enticed to go into the store in whose window lounges the mermaid.

    A rather unsettling image – for me, at least.


  • al13 says:

    I have attempted on a few occasions to make an interesting image from a store window display with mixed results. This image holds my interest. More due to what is out of focus rather than the in focus subject. The combination of reflection in the glass as well of what is out of focus inside the shop holds me in the image and makes me want to take the drive into Savannah to have a closer look.

  • Craig says:

    Hey Al and Flo,

    Thank you for being here! As a photographer its pretty difficult to resist the multiple levels of reality that can exist in a window and its reflections. The interesting thing about this particular short is that the only thing that is reflecting from the outside is at the the very top of the shot and its the sky peaking through a Live Oak tree. All of the warm colors are on the back wall of the store. My favorite part of the image is the “alien” shaped shadow on the right …. I love the contrast of that archetype with the playful energy of the mermaid…..Craig

  • wnor says:

    Other than the wonderful, mysterious background and the detailed foreground structures, what I see in this image is multiple layers of story, starting in the lower left hand corner with that green ribboned card and from there the fairy tale mermaid and the hanging incense holder or whatever it is. Finally the background captures one’s vision with what might be a customer in the store looking for that special gift for a loved one. I really like spending time with this image.

  • Craig says:

    Thank you Wes!!!

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