P.R.Baptista

P.R.Baptista

Posted on 10/01/2009


Photo taken on October  1, 2009


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Aref Nammari (goplayer)

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"Aparição" ( Apparition)

"Aparição" ( Apparition)

Kostas Papantoniou, Franca, Leo Fisheye, Lebojo and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Armin Fuchs
Armin Fuchs
I'm glad, you have again such a beautiful photo for us !!!
Great!
7 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
Enrique and Armin, thank you for the comments, but for while just a concept to be researched ...
7 years ago.
Carlos Roani
Carlos Roani
Parabéns pela foto. Gostei.
7 years ago.
Jason Elkins
Jason Elkins
Beautiful P.R.
I would love to have this in Color Blind(:
7 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
A great image. A beautiful and dynamic sky--I really like Enrique's description "un ciel bavard" very eloquent and evocative description and a simple building. Nothing fancy or outstanding. A simple building side most of which is in a light shadow while a small portion at the top is in the sun. The line of light and shadow and the proportions are very pleasing and along with the dark line (electric line perhaps?) push the viewer upward towards the sky. This is an image of contrasts not simply in terms of light and shadow but also the contrast between the organic form of the clouds and the geometric lines of the man-made. I also like the angle and the use of a wide angle lens distorting the lines and adding a certain surreal dimension to the image.
I would love to see more pictures exploring this concept of dialectic between the organic and man made. Thank you for sharing this image with us P.R.
7 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
First of all, I want to say how important is to have such positive comments by Enrique, Fuchs, Midwesternstock and Aref. Aref in particular has given a great contribution and made an outstanding effort for the interpretation and critique of photography. I would like to add that I am glad to have a little more defined, specially with Wall under Transformation, Contemplation , Portrait of My Shadow and now Apparition, a certain line of creation.
Having still to overcome technical solutions the fact that at the level of reflexion and conception I have a little more of focus is for me of great importance. And make me feel that, modestly as it is, I am , together of my colleagues, part of this formidable way of expression photography may be.
7 years ago.
Jason Elkins has replied to P.R.Baptista
I wish i could see this bigger, because my eyes say there are birds in this shot amongst the clouds. I think what I like about this shot is not only that it is a great display of b&w, but there seems to be a sense of surrealistic realism..... hmm how do i explain what my brain feels?

it is almost as though there is no depth of field, along with a glimpse of life moving onward no matter to the demise set forth by mankind. If in fact those are birds flying above in the clouds. Does that makes any sense? it does to me(; The clouds and birds do their natural activity as the construction and deconstruction of our own humanity is played out in an almost unaware view of what is around and above us.....
7 years ago.
P.R.Baptista has replied to Jason Elkins
Dear Midwesternstock, I am profoundly grateful that my modest essay trying to
put into an image an internal view could provoke such words, such insight.
The approach of some of my photos with surrealistic realism has
been already detected by Aref. And it is important to me that you
reafirm this interpretation. The whole of your words have a deep sense as far,
as you say, it is something the brain feels and not only the eyes see .
Regarding the birds they are very common here crossing the sky ( by the way your skies are splendid !) ...
Give a look...
birds3
7 years ago.
KliX has replied to P.R.Baptista
I agree to what Aref and Midwesternstock are saying. My addition is not that I only want to look at this bigger, but also I liked to look at it on black. The gray frame then disrupted the appreciation of the picture somehow. Adding to that, and according to my own taste, I would a little more dramatic affects into the sky, i.e. increase the contrast there and make the sky darker and the clouds brighter. The mentioned contrast between the organic and man made would become more evident.
7 years ago.
P.R.Baptista has replied to KliX
Klix, your comments are very pertinent, I agree with all them.
In fact this photo, as others I posted, are still sketches in the sense that there are still definitions to be done , definitions of conception and technique .
My main interest is to discuss the impression photography causes to the spectator. How it reacts, how the photo touches his mind, his unconscious or, on the other hand, how moves his ideas, his conceptions of life and society.
But probably this stage will not be achieved if , at one side,t here is not a photographer that has the capacity with his work to approach this point and, on the other, spectators with the capacity to grasp at least part of his intention.
7 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
...brilhante...
7 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
Armando, dito assim, em português, faz parecer melhor do que realmente é... Aproveito também o emprego de nossa língua tão rica, para agradecer ao Carlos Roani, fotógrafo do sul brasileiro...
7 years ago.
Lebojo
Lebojo
belles lignes ...
7 years ago.