Tuesday, March 27, 2007

BOUDOIR

36 Comments:

Blogger Eleuktra Starsoft said...

You can't beat a nice boudoir

10:00 PM  
Blogger etain_lavena said...

If only mine had so little inside...;)
How I love this pic POD....the shaddow falling and the colour breaking.....lovely;)

10:18 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

the color here is graet as well as the lighting youve captured! Love the title as well ..The podster hits again!

10:52 PM  
Blogger ben huff said...

very nice!

12:41 AM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

MMMMM....slumberish. Bravo!

So, Pod, we know what kinds of men and aspects of men that you don't like (and the list seems long I must admit), but you never tell us what you DO like. We are then left to deduce that there is nothing that you do like, but I assure the world that cannot be so!

12:43 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

That's a very spartan boudoir. More like a sauna!

5:57 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

You did have a cold night too then?
Glorious colour, light and shade.

7:38 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

I'm imagining so many things. I see a sauna, I see a set of a play, I see a child huddled in sleep, I see a country barn... It just goes on.

9:31 AM  
Blogger mamasan said...

whose, may i ask, hmmm?

10:38 AM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

This is just perfect. Love it, and you!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous lynne said...

Like Steve, I too thought "sauna" right off. Love the color, light and shadows.

Haunting in the way that you don't know if the person left for only a moment to have a good steam in the sauna, or perhaps a more passionate toss somewhere else. ?

11:55 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Boudoir is obviously a French word. In the ancient time "le boudoir" was a little room attached to the master's wife bedroom where she could retire, secretly chat with her friends or be on her own, away from her social life.

Comes from the verb "bouder" translated in english to sulk.

No other comment ;-)

1:05 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

no buttons, lace or frilly hems?


sulking in the boudoir, haha.

5:51 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

nice shot, hope you are not getting cold in there

7:34 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Fantastic!
Easy colour/tone and spot light effect made such a nice feel. I like this natural feel.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Meet Me at Mikes said...

Is that your blankie? It is a lovely glowing comforting scene...
xx

11:46 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Oh my god, this is so exquisite! Fabric is beautiful, complex, a model of our multiverse in every way. What a peaceful image.

Eleuktra! How great to see your face and words!

11:54 PM  
Blogger raindog said...

ahh ... another shot o' brilliance! love the color and tone with a bit of a splash in the center. excellent! love the lighting as well.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Memories Catcher said...

Nice shot.I like the light.Good job!

12:41 AM  
Blogger watchthis said...

It reminds me of Sweden nice shot !

1:20 AM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

Cool photo and lighting.

7:31 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

nicely lit...I like the (shawl?)
i always like the feeling I get when I click ---and see the photos here, the lighting usually gets me right off the bat.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Pod, how do you do this?
it's fair to say that I'm a fairly regular visitor here, I leave a comment about a clothesline, turn around to answer the phone and next thing I know I come back here to find a new pic and twenty comments.

All right, I love this photo and your title is very evocative. Brilliant as always.

Having said that, being French I never would have chosen Boudoir as a title for this picture - this wooden bench evokes the changing rooms of a municipal pool for me. Too spartan, too hard. And this soft but plain blanket doens't fit either. In a boudoir you need a silk bathrobe, no less. I have standards, just like my friend bv!

So I'll go back to judging the photo on its merits, and I love it. The texture of the wood, the shadows, the pastel colours of the blanket and the very natural way it was left behind...

very full of life for a still life!

4:01 PM  
Blogger alice said...

Simple. Perfect. J'adore.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Come
Sit by me
You don’t need to dry the dishes now
Come sit
Sit by me
Like we used to
What
You’d rather
Oh ok
No sure
Not complaining in the least
*chuckle*
Let’s go
Lead on


Lead on

6:11 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Well, it beats the smelly drunken homeless guy dying on a bench that I nearly did :)

hmmm, or does it...

you'll never know.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

You know, this picture reminds me of a bench. With a rag on it...

6:16 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

We used to have a tablecloth just like that one...



Anyway, it's a good shot kid.

Despite my facetious mood today, I do enjoy the various things you produce. Quite random, and therefore refreshing.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Hey, when you say boudoir, I want to see flesh!!

:)

8:43 PM  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

Reminds me of the changing rooms of a small swimming pool/gymn in Horning, Norfolk. Minding your own business with your pants off and all that.

Will the cannon fire never cease?

11:55 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

oooo i should like that Poddle.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous jc said...

One of the things I really love about your photos is the titles (do they come naturally, or do you spend hours thinking them up?). Without the title, it's just a rag on a bench (artfully shot, but a rag on a bench). SIGH. Pod wins.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous eleuktra said...

Hello Santa Pod.

I wrote a short story about us over at Sherry. Hope it makes you chuckle.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

Love the lighting in this and folds. It speaks volumes. Btw, thanks for commenting on my walk. Yes, you detected a little sadness, but the other side of that (crossing the bridge) is happiness. Have a fun weekend, Pod!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

ELEUKTRA - that you cannae!

ETAIN - oh to be rid of one's possesions!

KIMBY - thanks lovely ;0)

BUFF - tis an honour to receive a comment from mr huff ;0)

JD - why do you need to knwo so much you cheeky begger? ;0P

STE - i notice it is mainly the guys, or scandanavians that are put in mind of saunas. why is this i wonder?

HHB - i am having to resort to jimjams now!!

ED WINS - so many permutations (thought you might see a sauna ;0p)

MAMASAN - i don't know....the owner wasn't there??

MA - ooh a declaration of love! love is the guv'nor! ;0)

LYNNE - oh lynne, what do you mean....? i blinking in disbelief ;0p

BV - thanks for the history. this boudoir is perhaps quite removed from the glamourous complications of the 'ancient' boudoirs, and it is definitely not a place to escape as it is on the street....

LETTLE - yes, can you believe the cheek o'it? i can't!!

GRIESMAIL - cold? what's that?

BEN - thanks mate!

MIKES - no tis not my blankie. mine is more hairy thank that. it is interesting that you find the scene comforting. i like that. i guess one's own bed is comforting where/whatever it may be?

REYA - again, it is interesting that you find this peaceful. not that it isn't of course, but....

RAINDOG - a humble bow to you ;0)

MC - thanks!

WATCH - cool

CHAD - thak you!

CHEDDY - tis a blanket i think, but i am sure it can double up as a shawl,though i suspect tis not too fragrant...

NATHALIE - it's all go here in podville. there are many landscapes nad many spectacles all at once. and perhaps a boudoir can exist in the mind when one's bedroom in relaity is perhaps not quite what one really wants...what i mean is, can't a person living on a bench live in a castle in his mind?

ALICE - merci ;0)

INC - ooh. sauce!! thank you again!! be facetious...i like it!

JAY - go have a cold shower!! ;0p

SIMON - personally i find it a little hard (tee hee) to mind my own business when i have my pants off ;0o

JC - a title can change so much that which is essentially unchangeable (the picture). i love this, and how it gives narrative of some kind. i don't spend long at all thinking of a title. i stare and all sorts of scenarios whizz round the tiny podbrain. most of the time i feel that something fits well, and boom! there you have it. perspective/perception and what it provokes is truly individual and that is what fascinates me....good question josy!

ELEUKTRA - you are wonderful and not for the first time, have made my day

ZIPPY - i thought there was a hint of sadness. that's ok though. you enjoy your weekend too!

EVERYONE - the photo was taken at a bus stop outside st. vincent's hospital in darlinghurst. it is the home of a homeless person. i spotted the scene and the wonderful sun shining perfectly, so i actually got off the bus at the next stop to take the picture. i was going to call it 'home' but it seemed more specifically to be a bed, and i thought maybe the person who slept there might imagine they were sleeping in a lush boudoir instead of by a busy road on a hard bench. so boudoir was an ironic title. it is really interesting that some of you found it a comforting and peaceful scene. i am considering taking a print and tacking it to the wall above the 'bed'

3:07 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Damn, I knew I should have done the homeless one!

Then again, i wouldn't want to tempt his fate...

3:38 PM  

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