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White Chair

White Chair
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Copyright: Marija Gencic (Maria74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 90 N: 630] (6003)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-21
Categories: Daily Life, Abstract
Camera: Pentax Optio 30
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): minimalism ..., dada's favorits 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-21 12:13
Viewed: 3009
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken today while visiting an agricultural school in my town. My daughter and me go there often to see a horse we like, and I hope I get to take a decent photo of it in near future.
While still near the stable, I saw this chair between the two walls (outdoors), and saw that shadows look interesting from this angle.

No PP work except autoleveling, but I had to sharpen it. I fear it looks a bit oversharpened now, but noise reduction would spoil the textures I think.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wonderful still-life photo Marija with great use of ligh and white...a fav for me.
Have a wonderful weekend.

J :-)

wow! a beauty again Dear Miss M. !
Love the light in this one... and this dirty white... a chair alone... waiting....

As usual a wonderful composition, Marija. You truly have an eye for this type of artistic presentation. I really like this chair in between the two walls and the almost B&W feel to this picture as white is the dominant colour. Nice choice of the elongated format. Excellent!

P.S. I don't think it is oversharpned, I think it is fine as is.

I love empty chair shots - so much atmosphere - but I always want to go and sit on them! Great textures in this one and love the bluey shadows. Wonderful! I Think the sharpening is fine. Have a great weekend too!

Hi Maria,

Excellent capture and well done on the composition. Excellent work. Excellent control of the whites. Beautiful.


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2006-04-21 13:07]
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Brilliant composition. Like the fact that nearly everything is white. It certainly has atmosphere...

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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2006-04-21 14:31]

A good photo Maria.. I like this compo and monocromatic effect.. Brava.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-04-21 15:02]
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Excellent capture and well done on the composition.I really like this chair in between the two walls. Well done.

it's very interesting to check how a personn change here... starting from the first pictures... with pauses... you have in your portfolio many argouments from portraits to still-life... with success..... I preffer (but it's only my personal taste) the still-life.. because I feel traces of people in the objects yo catch.. as you do in this.... an dyou do in a very great mode

Yes just perfect
Good compo and light
All things on the good place

Great work Madame.

Very sharp, good white balance. The compo works very well (Your specialty) And I love the shadow that forms a nice double curve. You subject is perfect. I would love to use this set up by adding the beautiful and very photogenic Marija sitting on the chair (Reversed) and wearing red and red lipstick.

I would use my new Nikkor 60 mm micro 2.8. The one that Manny uses. ;o) That would make a killer portrait.
I can only imagine the intencity of your look you would have with your dark eyes, penetrating the lens, straight down the photographer spine. Wow! ;oD

A bientot!


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-04-21 15:38]

Great work Marija, simple but effective composition, artistic and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing.

Funny that you mentioned the over-sharpening: that was my first reaction when I looked at your picture! Having said that, it is a minor fault. The rest of the image is fantastic. Great compo and great light, specially the shadows on the wall. Great stuff!

Although I think it implies sad feelings, I think you have got the sens very well. The Angle is also lovely. TFS.

loneliness. All i feels here is just like loneliness. What I exprienced so much, So I love this shot Marija.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-04-21 16:56]
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Hello Marija,
Splendid composition as usual. The chair seems to be the main object of your photo, but I believe that with the selected angle it is the light the vedette. Without it what would be this chair otherwise a banal object! A masterpiece! Bravo!

Hi Marija.
Wonderful composition, very good exposured.
Lovely light and framing.
Thanks for sharing.


Hi Marija,

Simple but effective!
Indeed the textures are superb! Great white colour tones and very nice POV!
Well done!


Hi Maria,
nice simple and well composed. Exposure spot on.
Hope you are well
best wishes
Rob :)

it's an interesting shot, i like the contrast between the walls, the floor and the chair, although their all white, their tones are different which really adds to this wonderful shot!


Hi Marija, a simple idea yet a complex photo and an excellent still life. I like the heavy triangular shadows and triangle shapes/lines that converge on the main subject, the chair. The colour tones and textures are superb. Well done and a favourite.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-04-21 20:46]

Hello Marija,
this is lovely, beautiful light and a simple subject so perfectly placed. Great compossition.

It's look terrible for the used impression.. But in contradiction with that good white! Hard to say... It's perhaps a chair from the 60's It's have a perticular style!

Yes, the textures and shadows are sooo nice here! Everything (lines) seems to lead to the chair!

But...be careful sitting there. It looks as though the chair could crumble underneath you, and that wouldn't be a very graceful fall, would it?! Not cool. Not cool at all. :)))

I hope that you and Nadia have a wonderful Easter, Marija. It's so odd that different cultures celebrate at different times. :)


Back to the simple life..? :-) Love it,
bye bye

Another piece of art in Marija style!! Great, can say perfect composition! No distracting elements just pure beauty!

Hi Marija,

Excellent composition.

It is an artistic photo!

Thank you for sharing


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-04-22 4:13]

The simplicity of the photo is eyecatching..and also so is the old chair with the paint peeling.. Well spotted Marija.. well done.

Kind regards

Hello former Yugoslavia
Nice and simple photo Maria..well done!!
And a late congratulations to your little Princes's (daughter) birthday( a mutual friend told me ^_^ . )
Have a great weekend

i like the moody composition here maria :)
the simple dull colors adds well to the mood

i don't think its oversharpen
points added :)

Minimalism - and all is told by it. It is possible and in b\w (but I do not insist). Everyone sees the.

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  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2006-04-22 13:38]
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Excellent. The chaair looks inviting and lonely as well. Seems somebody just got up aand left to get a coffee.

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  • niner Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 222 W: 11 N: 0] (2068)
  • [2006-04-22 15:32]

Hi Marija,
gorgeous shot, so graphical and mystique.


Hi Marija,
Just beautiful by its simplicity. Light ans colors are excellent and I love the composition. The worn down chair is topping on the cake for me.

You know how some people cannot resist touching when there is a WET PAINT sign? It is much the same when there is an empty chair and no-one around. There is that slight temptation to take a seat and experience what the chair has to offer.
Then, a white chair in a white environment (using the term white loosely) is akin to a scene from a fantasy story (of which, please give ZorroII some treatment for his ailment). The unicorn will gallop into the frame any moment.
Then, the arrangement of the elements and the light creating textures and shadows.
Then, the signs of decay and neglect are always fascinating - in different ways to different people. My wife would find her cleaning materials and get stuck in right here and expect me to repaint the chair.
Purity and impurity.

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  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2006-04-26 12:53]

simplicity is the rule!
it's simple, minimalistic, with great textures on walls and ground as well, it's old but still looks modern.
well seen and well presented!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-04-26 20:58]

Nicely composed picture! Simple but powerful! Beautiful light and shadows! Very well done,Marija! Have a great day! Michel

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-04-27 8:22]

I like the retro feel provided by the chair and especially that there is only one rib on the leaning area. Though old, shabby, it looks firm and steady on the ground. Not oversharpened. Texture of the walls is splendidly captured. Excellent work!


  • eliferen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 517 W: 84 N: 197] (1812)
  • [2006-04-28 11:05]

You seen it very well and the timing is good, cause shadow gives good depth to composition. Good simplicity Maria, as your style...
I'm OPP :(

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  • sasa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 13 N: 46] (510)
  • [2006-04-29 4:33]

Fenomenalna fotografija!
Mnogo mi se svidja.
Na mom monitoru ne izgleda uopste oversharpened, po meni je bas taman.

Hi Marija,
what I like the most is how this scene is arranged. Would say it's kind of suspense - what's behind the chair? All the shadows point to the chair, it's shadow leads to tghe unknown. This strongly reminds me of one scene from my favorite movie "Mulholland Drive". There was something (or rather someone...) behind the corner... I like the textures here and as of overharpening: not even a single evidence of it for me. Great compo Marija. tfs


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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2006-05-02 19:21]

Very good, simple composition Marija. Beautiful frame...

Hi Marija,

What a great artwork! very artisitc. Excellent composition, I like a lot,



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  • spike1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 0 N: 464] (4321)
  • [2006-05-08 11:41]

Excellent minimalist shot Marija. I like the detail shown in the chips / scratches on the chair and the corresponding detail on the walls and floor. Great lighting too.

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  • bebeM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 0 N: 57] (605)
  • [2006-05-10 3:13]
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I think it's the chair of John Lennon... :) I love this white on white and the textures are so well rendered. Tfs,

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-06-09 5:45]

Hi Marija! I don't find my words for this one, so beautiful... great atmosphere!

in my favs!

Nice mood and textures.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2006-07-01 4:59]
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White chair.....
White chair.....
Just a white chair but this one is so beautiful in this way, a fantastic artwork you've made, simple but there's a peaceful mood in it and the fantastic textures everywhere, I love it ! ! (Hi sweetheart....)

Something very correct and something slightly odd about this photo. but my reaction to it instantly is that there is some quality it has that appeals to us at an unconscious level.
excellent lighting - wouldnt have made the border/mat as big though.
well done.

Great play of shadows and light!Masterpiece!Thank's for sharing.

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