The Dust Gatherers

Posted by Julie M. Dant on Wed, 12/21/11 01:18
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 12/21/11 08:35

The saturated colors of the "dust collectors" helps to enhance the textural feel of the composition. The wooden bin that the "dust collectors" are set in serves as a framing for those articles.


Comments by John Long on Wed, 12/21/11 14:56

That old glass Demi-john (is that you call them in the States?) certainly has been gathering dust for a long while!


Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Wed, 12/21/11 22:50

Excellent ! LOve the rich colors, tones and contrast


Comments by Linda Frey on Thu, 12/22/11 18:42

I like those colours too.

What's the reflection in the bottle? I tried transforming it, and all I could get was a Lego person. Do you go on shoots with Lego people? I didn't know they came equipped with cameras.


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Fri, 12/23/11 03:19

Thanks everyone for your comments! Much appreciated.

John, I have only heard them described as 'jugs' or 'gallon bottles'! ;0)

Linda...I would have to assume the reflection would be me as I was standing in that basement doorway...but......I look so very long and skinny (THAT would seem to rule it being my reflection, for sure!! ;0) )and I seem to be holding a child on my hip with an older child hanging onto my leg. And what's that black owl doing directly beneath me???? ;0)))


Comments by Mo Fridlich on Fri, 12/23/11 08:54

....and where is your camera??


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Fri, 12/23/11 09:40

hmmmmmmmm.....Mo. Now that's a very good question. Methinks we must call in Dr. Holmes for..."The Case of the Missing Camera". ;0))
As the song says, "I ain't afraid of no ghost!" ...unless it's standing in an open basement doorway staring down at me.....
Thanks to you and Linda for the fun! ;0)


Comments by pierre david on Thu, 01/26/12 16:01

The way this still life is framed creates another frame around the photo and accentuates the contrast between the cold blue tones and the brown warm ones...nice vintage mood...


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Thu, 01/26/12 20:20

Hello Pierre! Thanks so much for leaving your comment. I'm flattered. I wasn't sure of this one at first...but it really grew on me! ;0))


Comments by Paul Bracey on Sun, 04/15/12 17:38

The dust gathers us all...


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Sun, 04/15/12 20:14

PAUL! Will you shut UP??! I'm dusting it off as fast as I can!!!
Thanks, bud! ;0))
Hey Paul..I think I know the answer...but do you know if there is some way of reducing the size of a photo once we've submitted it? I'm guessing the only way would be to delete said large photo and re-submit it in smaller format? If so...bummer. Not knowing the ropes..I uploaded all my pics at the max. size. I have my own website finally, so I'd like to make sure these photos are not copyable.Thanks again, Paul!
http://www.juliedantartography.com


Comments by teegee on Mon, 04/16/12 10:09

Julie, your use of color is excellent... I see it happening throughout all your images.


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Tue, 04/17/12 01:24

teetee, Thanks so much. I am a color girl alright! ;0) The bolder the better...goes with my personality, I suspect..lol. I'm happy you think it is not over the top. ;0)


Comments by Paul Bracey on Sat, 04/28/12 20:15

Julie, there's NO WAY to make images online such that they cannot be copied. Not if someone really knows how to use their browser... However, you may be able to make that more difficult for people who may not know all a browser's little tricks, by doing things like disabling the right click on a mouse, or hiding the real images under transparent layers or images. Ultimately though, posting images in a smaller size may be one of the best ways of protecting your work (although I have had even small images stolen "borrowed" from sites like this and reused elsewhere). At this time, there is NO WAY to prevent that kind of abuse, although if you find it has happened, you do have some legal recourse. This is nice work.


Comments by Julie M. Dant on Sun, 04/29/12 14:08

Hey, Paul....Well, it's just as I had suspected...I was hoping, though, that this site would somehow have a way of reducing the size once we posted. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Yes...I've already experienced just a few instances where people have, as you say, 'borrowed' my shot. Most of them have always put my name under it..giving me credit..and that is ok with me then.
Thanks again for the thumbs up on my work. It really means a lot to me. I have been a fan of your work from the first days I came to P.C. ;0)