October 25, 2005

Blue.

Mmmm.... how beautiful:

Montmartre

Photographed and manipulated into this form -- from this -- by my son John Althouse Cohen.

16 comments:

PatCA said...

Wow! Beautiful.

XWL said...

450-475 namometer are my favorite wavelengths.

XWL said...

And may I add that the beauty of the composition is greatly enhanced by extracting the color from the rest of the frame and leaving just the bottle in vivid hues (though that technique hasbecome a commercial cliche, it still can be arresting and effective when done correctly).

terminalist said...

That's lovely. In the original, though, the color of the coffee really whet my appetite.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Pleasantville.

Lawrence said...

Great photograph. I love it when I am at an eatery with Ty Nant water and the distinctive blue bottle. I only just realized that the water is bottled in Wales after closely reading a label on a bottle last week. They also have red bottles - although available only in the UK for now it seems.

Joe said...

XWL, don't you think that the colors are much more vivid in Angstroms, though? ;>

XWL said...

Well joe, you say toMAYto, I say tomaTOE.

and besides everything NANO is cool nowadays, so I was using the trendier measure.

(I've been brainwashed by Steve Jobs, help!)

(and the word verification may be in violation of the establishment clause, -lvmom- sounds like a plea to follow the honor thy mother and father commandment)

Moriarty and Mayer said...

Excellent work John (and thank you Ann for posting). Very enchanting.

Robert said...

It was more beautiful before he futzed with it.

Wrecker!

Jeff said...

Ann,

Why don't you start a blog called, "Althouse's Refrigerator Door" so that you can display more of your son's artwork?

John Althouse Cohen said...

Jeff: There already is a website like that.

Everyone: Thanks for the comments!

I notice that I got several remarks on the composition of this photo (one comment here plus a few on Flickr), whereas no one remarked on the composition of the original color version. Good example of how you often appreciate composition more with black and white (or black and white and blue) than with color.

Jeff said...

I was just joshing!

Actually, you're fortunate to have a mother who enjoys your work. Not every artist that I know can say that....

pastorshaun said...

What is it about blue? Do you remember the televisions that when they were off, the screen was blue? The ad ran "It's blue. It's beautiful."

My seven year old informs me it is her favorite color.

Undecided said...
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Undecided said...

I love the still life! - a b&w scene contrasted with a stunning blue vase. I used to collect gems and there reallly is nothing quite like deep sapphire blue or ruby red.