Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I SEE ME AS OTHER PEOPLE SEE ME


37 Comments:

Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

LOVE the green water. Wow!!

Hey I saw you in my dream last night. You were telling me that growing up you won first prize in many contests. I believed you completely.

So honored that you enjoyed the birthday vid. It was really funny to me, too, as if I hadn't thought of it and filmed it. It's a funny old world, isn't it?

10:36 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

I know where this is! You took me there!

I love this shot.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Josy said...

Unlike Reya, I find the green water a bit unsettling. But overall, the colors are just POW- in your face- GREEN and BLUE and ORANGE and very graphic and lovely.

I'm puzzling over the title a bit, but that's just because I lack a brain.

2:25 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

the blue, the goldy-green, the bronze--the colors work wonderfully together--that green is spectacular with the sun hitting it --it looks so rich. The woman appears to be deep in thought, or in a daydream.

3:57 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i like the green water too, but best of all i like those little bubbly foamy bits on the shelf on the left.

:o)

5:41 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

(the Twilight Zone?)

(but I must have guessed that already, surely....)

5:43 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

It's bright and striking colour. Good impact to catch audience.

6:21 AM  
Blogger martin said...

wow she's fat.......

7:41 AM  
Blogger Wendz said...

I agree with Martin - she's rather on the large side - but yeah the water is very pretty and green.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous ja.mes said...

Eh, I have a weak bladder too. Let's stop dwelling on the subject.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Joel Reynolds said...

Once again, really nice shot. The angle makes it.
Good work, dude.
Joel

9:04 AM  
Blogger Pink Drama said...

oooh, deep, y'all. i comprehend everything, which is unusual for me.

10:38 AM  
Blogger First Nations said...

i told you that bathing suit makes you look fat.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Pod, at last, a pic of you.

but you are cheating still, using the deforming power of water...

12:16 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

pretty

1:07 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

THat, Pod, is the most incredible photo! I absolutely love the colours. And the light!! Wow!

I love all the comments! Hahaha how funny!

Did this woman know she was having her photo taken as she was thinking about the best way to get out of the pool without everyone staring at her backside?

What I hate about getting out of pools is that sudden awareness of your own weight as you pull yourself up the ladder. I bet she was thinking the same too!

(Dog photos comming up soon)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

Yes, I also like the dancing lime-yellow rings in the water on this one.

I like the bits on the left where light is reflecting from the riplets on the poolside. It reminds me of galactic star formation and when ladies sprinkle icing sugar on cakes and spill some. Stardust whichever.

I'm also rather fond of cloven lady chest places, but this one is a bit too squished together for my liking. I prefer the gentle slopes of the Downs. So as you are drawn into the warm darkness and soft mystery slowly, and with eager anticipation, rather than simply slipping straight over an abrupt and severe cliff-edge into the precipice.

But then I'm just naughty.

Nice weekend to Reya and Pod and all theirs, and all of yous.

XX
Shezza.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Wow. That is a beautiful picture. The light and colors are stunning. I'd hang it in my house.

12:19 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

i like the title, sometimes when you are in the public eye, you view yourself how you think others are viewing you.

2:07 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I really love this. So much movement and the colors are fabulous! Nice composition too. Interesting title to contemplate.

3:31 AM  
Blogger griesmail said...

Hi Pod, nice lady, enjoying the water. Wonderful picture.
Hope you are okay

6:31 AM  
Anonymous ja said...

i can't tell if the photo is meant to be mean. it is not quite...flattering to the subject, and she also appears to be unaware of the photographer. nevertheless, the yellow/green water and the woman's severely/unnaturally tanned skin shade gives the suggestion that there is a filter on the lens....or that the viewer is wearing filters....the next three hypothetical steps could possibly mention "beer goggles."
she looks like a nice woman.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous lynne said...

pod, pod, pod. You've done it again with your title!

First of all, I love this photo! I love the composition—how everything converges; I love the sun-dappled water.

I think this woman would like to be seen for what she is; not what she looks like. If someone is large, people tend to make judgments based soley on appearances. If she sees "oh my, you're fat" mirrored on someone's face, she's going to feel fat. If not, she can be herself; seen for who she is, not the "image" other people perceive her to be.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

I hope she didn't get too sun-burned. :-(

Great weekend to you Poddy!

xoxo

11:54 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Yes Edwin I know where that is too.
Oh that coast is beautiful.

Title unsettling as usual. Good stuff.

And now stop promising me a cuppa that I know will never come, will you? I'm losing faith.

Desperate.

3:23 PM  
Blogger raindog said...

my oh my! great shot. kind of makes me feel like i'm watching a scene from a 70s horror flick. something's lurking a little bit off camera. the colors are amazing. brilliant shot!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Oh my! Pod, I just noticed the linkage. Thanks ever so much! What a nice title! :p

9:30 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

i would
but i'd be mean.
i am
but am trying
not to.

like quitting cigs
it's hard.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Calamity Tat said...

Great photo Pod, the water looks inviting, I love to swim but can't for a while post op.. our waters blue though..

3:08 PM  
Anonymous R said...

We always read the words of others on our own lips. We swallow the criticisms of others and we take them on as our own faults. The title says it all Pod. However, there is always the contrast between the contstraints of others and the inner freedom (water). We all swim free to be defiant. Always free in some form or another. Carving out a space.

5:23 PM  
Blogger WAT said...

Great photography sir!

I will be back often now! I am intrigued...

2:37 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

REYA - i did win first prize in a fancy dress once. i went as geoff capes! and he actually presented me with the prize, which was a plastic wagon with horses and cowboys! i loved the horses. sure is a funny ol' world ;0p

DWINNIE - tis in coogee, a little further along, but you're on the right track ;0)

JOSY - the water is staright from the ocean. no need to be afraid josiola!

CHED - yes she does, which is one reason i chose this title....

LETTY - that's a big family fortunes der-der on the twilight zone attempt. sorry ! ;0p

BEN - thanks!

MARTIN - well ain't you observant?

WENDZ - good to have you back!

JA.MEZ - nowt worse than a dickie bladder hey? and of course i am not intending to be mean with this photo...there is a definite ambiguity though in the title. it is perhaps up to you, the viewer, whether or not to be mean (like martin)

JOEL - thanks dude!

PINKY - glad you got it ;0)

FN - but i just love the colour and the way it grips my bottom...ooh!

BV - well, i know how you're dying to see me, so...
;0p

ED - like you

RAMBO - thanks love! no she was blissfully unaware, and here we all are pontificating over her image. how bizarre. you never know do you? i wonder if there are any pics of us getting out of the water?? what would they be saying?? ;0)

SHEZZA - i liked the sparkly water bit too, so did letty. but you ain't half naughty you old fruit! ;0p

STEVE - yup, it looks good bigger....maybe one day, if you are good.....

ZIPPY - glad yoyu like ;0)

TRIJ - hey! i'm great thanks. hope you are well too! ;0)

LYNNE - exctly. not everyone looks at her and judges her on her size. some may see a deep hurt, some may see her warmth and kindness etc. again that is why i liked the title. possibly she sees all of those things, and not just the conclusion that a lot of people jump to. i almost chose a more playful title, but i thought this one was more contemplative? ;0)

ROBBIE - i am sure she was sensible with the sunblock. most folk here are ;0)

NUTTY NATTY - don't lose faith! it will happen.....

RAINDOG - glad it made you think of a crappy schlock horror...what lurketh close by in the shadows....?

INC - well don't strain yerself matey! (do you remember that old bubblebath called matey? i always thought it was a bit odd)

CLAM - oh hurty! hope you heal well love x

WAT - hey! good to see you peeking over the edge of the pool. you can come out you know, don't be scared ;0)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Baleboosteh said...

Wow! Love the colour of the water, it is incredible!
:D

9:54 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

What a great image Podperson.
I think she is beautiful.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

This picture is rockin'!

It's just beautiful, and the large person is oddly mesmerizing.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Jewel tones -- tourmaline green water, malachite blue suit, citrine skin.

And the implied story, the internal chat...

Wonderful gem of a pic, Mr. Pod!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wonderful picture! The green color makes it special!

Looks that this lady had a great pleasure in the pool.

3:42 PM  

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