Gudrun

Gudrun

Posted on 08/21/2016


Photo taken on August 21, 2016


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Pachamama (PiP)

Pachamama (PiP)
The Sunday Chalenge (TSC): shoot something from 3 different angles. Convert the 3 pictures to monochrome (doesn't have to be B&W - see link) and arrange them in a triptych

Single photos developed, cropped and desaturated in Lightroom, edited in Color Efex Pro (dark contrasts/ high key and image borders added), triptych created in Lightroom. Inset 2 more (colorized) versions.

Small statue of Pachamama, venerated by Andean indigenous people (Quechua and Aymara) as Madre Tierra/ Mother Earth. She carries a toad on her back and children in her arms.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachamama

Ko Hummel, Indycaver (Norm), H.-Marie, Annemarie and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


81 comments - The latest ones
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
Sehr anschaulich, Gudrun!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Gisela Plewe
Schönen Dank, Gisela! Übrigens, falls du noch Interesse am TSC hast- derzeit hat es freie Plätze...
12 months ago.
LotharW
LotharW
Schöne Arbeit!!!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to LotharW
Herzlichen Dank, Lothar! War ganz schön schwierig, das Thema- ich hab mir einen abgebrochen,-)
12 months ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Super Gudrun!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thank you, Paul!
12 months ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very classy triptych
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Janano -
Thanks a lot, Jan! I found the challenge quite fiddly I must admit...
12 months ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Great triptych
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Robert Wilson
Thank you, Robert!
12 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Full of character!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Gillian Everett
Thank you, Gillian! Ugly figure, isn't she?;-)
12 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
sehr schön in Szene gesetzt
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Schussentäler
Besten Dank, Reinhard!
12 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Sehr interessant ! Gut ausgewählt ! Danke für die Erklärung und einen schönen Sonntag ! Viele Grüße
Ulrich
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Ulrich John
Schönen Dank, Ulrich! Die Challenge fiel mir ziemlich schwer, war ziemlich fuddelig, das Ganze;-)
12 months ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Nice work Gudrun, I especially like the 3 pastel toned one.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to fragglerocks
Many thanks, fraggle! I tried numerous versions and simply couldn't decide...
12 months ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! gut
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Proxar
Danke, Proxar!
12 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Very peculiar goddess and item! =)

What comes to the use of background, on my comment to Isabelle I meant totally black background used on side images ;-) I came up that idea after seeing Isabelle's shot, and will definitely try that some day... Nothing original on that idea of course, somewhat all ideas are used in art many times before, but it could look nice.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks, Sami! Yes I gathered you meant pitch black. It didn't work well here because the subject is dark and an inverted version looked awful;-)
12 months ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Gudrun
I strongly recommend trying ;-) And that recommendation includes me too! =D

So, try to shoot something dark against black background. If lit enough, one should get nice highlights. And if the edges of the item are not visible, that does not matter ;-) The risk is or course to over expose, and then the background looks just dark grey. So, the trick is to under expose, and do so called "low key" shot.

Sorry for the rambling... I just got inspired by the idea =)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sami Serola
Well yes, the problem was that my photos weren't lit well enough to function with a dark background and I didn't want to start from scratch;-)
Dark on dark would be quite a challenge idea, though!
I don't mind your rambling at all:-)
12 months ago.
Coco
Coco
Wonderful in pure black and white. Shows off texture well.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Coco
Thank you, Coco! It wasn't that easy because the staue is near black.
12 months ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Good triptych. I like he green/orange best
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Diederik Santema
Thanks, Diederik!
12 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
A very interesting piece of art !! All those eyes are so amazing and strong ! I can see some similiarities with the little monks on my walnut. Surely because the two sculptures are popular art.....
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Nylonbleu
Merci, Isabelle! Your little monks are a bit prettier than ugly Pachamama- but she still is a very benign goddess:-)
12 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A well composed triptych, Gudrun; I like the color versions, too (I maybe like the orange/green one the best). I also had a 'fiddly' time with my image, because I was having trouble with proper placement of the two side photos. All in all, a fantastic challenge, though! ;-)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Valfal
Thanks, Val! Yes, proper placement was the main difficulty- you don't want a side picture noticably bigger or higher than the main photo:-)
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Interessante Skulptur, gute Idee und Umsetzung! Mir gefällt auch das blau/grüne!
Ich fand's auch schwieriger, als erst gedacht - oder, wir haben uns das selber "verkompliziert"?? ;-DD
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Dida From Augsburg
Vielen Dank, Dida! Wenn man das gleiche Teil von 3 Seiten nimmt, ist es schon recht knifflig- Totale und Details ist da glaube ich einfacher:-)
12 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg has replied to Gudrun
...ich hab mich da auch total "verzettelt", war leider gestern auch ziemlich spät dran mit fotografieren, die Blüte hatte ich mir schon früher als Motiv ausgesucht und keine Zeit/Lust noch was anderes zu suchen. Eigentlich wollte ich auch 3 mit der selben Brennweite haben, ging aber bei meiner Pflanze absolut nicht, weil je nach Blickwinkel entweder Blätter oder andere Blüten mit drauf waren, oder "blöde Schatten" an der Wand! Abschneiden wollte ich die Blüte auch nicht! ;-DD
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Dida From Augsburg
Die Probleme kommen mir alle bekannt vor! Mein Figürchen war so winzig, dass ich beim Drehen schnell eine andere Entfernung hatte, was sich auf den Fotos gleich massiv ausgewirkt hat...
12 months ago.
uwschu
uwschu
So sieht also Pachamama aus, interessant die verschiedenen Bearbeitungen.
VG, Uwe
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to uwschu
Schönen Dank, Uwe! Das ist eigentlich ein Touristen-Figürchen;-) Bei der Challenge habe ich mir schier einen abgebrochen;-)
12 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Fascinating subject and backstory to this one Gudrun ... beautiful little statue too! :)

I like the ones in the Notes too. In fact it got me wondering how it might have looked if you'd done each of the images in a distinctive colour tint: say red, green and blue? Just a thought! :)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to autofantasia
Thanks, Paul! The statue is just a few centimetres high- a macro lens (which I don't have) would have been useful;-)
I tried clear colours but the statue got very dark, especially with the blue- it would have meant starting again with new photos and some extra light...
12 months ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
good job Gudrun!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen
Thanks a lot, Luc!
12 months ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Really well done Gudrun. The figure is interesting and the all three of your creations display it beautifully.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to charlie b
Many thanks, Charlie! The figure is very dark and quite small- I didn't realize it was so fiddly to put together when I started out;-)
12 months ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
excellent
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Michelle Ress
Thank you, Michelle!
12 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Schöne Arbeit.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to cammino
Besten Dank, cammino!
12 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Nicely done Gudrun ... like the various tonal examples ... I like the green and reddish brown ones as they relate to the earth and thus compliment Pachamama (Mother Earth) very well. :)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Clickity Click
Thank you so much, Chris! Yes, the earth tones were the idea for Mother Earth:-) I tried so many colours and variations that in the end I couldn't decide...
12 months ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Interessante Skulpturen Gudrun, wünsche Dir einen schönen Abend !
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to menonfire
Herzlichen Dank, Maik- dir ebenfalls einen schönen Abend!
12 months ago.
H C
H C
Lovely little sculpture and triptych.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to H C
Thanks a lot, Harriet!
12 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
I only now noticed the other versions! =O Green, red, green version works well! =)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks, Sami! I started doing so many versions that I found it impossible to decide which I liked best;-)
12 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Such an interesting, little character and I like her name. I think my fav might be the blue version. Nicely done, Gudrun. :)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you, Karen! Obviously the figures are just produced for tourists and they are tiny enough to fit into everyone's luggage;-9
12 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Gudrun
So clever. ;)
12 months ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...auch wenn es nur ein Touristenfigürchen ist...eine sehr schön Präsentation, Gudrun...interessante Erklärung dazu...
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Erika Akire
Herzlichen Dank, Erika! Die sitzt bei mit normalerweise auf einem Bilderrahmen, ist nur wenige Zentimeter hoch:-)
12 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
So etwas hatte ich auch erst im Sinn. Interessantes Mitbringsel. Ist das erlaubt? Oder sollte ich das besser nicht fragen? ;-))
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to LutzP
Vielen Dank, Lutz! Die Dinger sind speziell für Touris hergestellt- ich bin bis heute nicht drauf gekommen, ob das Stein oder Kunststoff ist;-) Ich hab mir beim Fotografieren echt einen abgebrochen, die Figur ist nur ca. 3 cm hoch...
12 months ago.
Lian
Lian
Great job! And it's the first picture of a statue of Pachamama that I have ever seen.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Lian
Thanks a lot, Lian! Obviously pictures and statues of Pachamama aren't traditional- that practice started with tourism:-) What is traditional are offerings to Pachamama- the first drop of a drink is spilt on the floor for her.
12 months ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
fabulous all of them, my favourite one is the first one in the notes, I am a sucker for high key shots
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thank you, Wendi! I was really struggling with that challenge- mainly with getting the 3 shots a corresponding size and with not having a macro lens;-)
12 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Remarkable work !
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to J. Gafarot
Thanks a lot, Jose!
12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful collage.
Congrats on Explore.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks, Jaap!
12 months ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Excellent triptych Gudrun. I have that problem with multiple versions of the same image - its always difficult to pick which one to upload ;-)
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Graham Chance
Thank you, Graham! The longer you fiddle around with a photo the harder it gets to choose one,-)
12 months ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
Das ist ein ganz tolles Andenken!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Chrissy
Herzlichen Dank, Chrissy! Ideal für's Reisegepäck- klein und leicht.-)
12 months ago.
Puchinpappy
Puchinpappy
Interesting how you use the darker background and lighting to pull the attention to the center panel.
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Puchinpappy
Thank you, pappy! A comment from Sami got me to try this.
12 months ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Wonderful images ... love it!
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks a lot, Norm! I had quite a bit of a struggle with this challenge;-)
12 months ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
love the sculpture
beautifully presented :))
12 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thank you, Diane!
12 months ago.