one day at a time

the curtain (#372)

the curtain © Verena Fischer 2012

the curtain © Verena Fischer 2012

Camera: Zorki 3C | ISO : 400 | Focal Length: 50.0 mm | Film Make: Kodak Tri-X | #4


Just upfront: There is no symbolic meaning to this picture. No curtain falling, nothing like that at all. I just happen to like the abstractness of the picture. It was also an experiment, since it was taken in a rather dark cinema. The curtain was originally red and I would have thought it would have been way too dark for anything to show up on the negative. Turns out that there was enough to work with in this case.

It has been really hot here in Berlin, 35°C. Luckily my flat is rather well insulated and it’s not as hot in here as outside. Tomorrow it’s supposed to cool down to more manageable temperatures and I hope I’ll get the opportunity to get out with the camera. Maybe it’s a good to take a break after having finished my 365 project, but in fact I don’t really want to. It just so happens that the outside world feels like an oven at the moment, which is not too good for the film rolls anyway. As far as I know film can go brittle with the heat and the Zorki isn’t made for those modern rolls anyway. I could go out with my Canon, but I still have a roll to finish.

Excuses, you say? Well, I admit that I’m lazy as well. And besides, going outside involves melting away slowly, worse so in the subway. I rather curl up on the sofa with a good Science Fiction novel.


5 responses

  1. like it VERY much…especially the ovaling effect of the light

    August 21, 2012 at 2:42 am

  2. “I rather curl up on the sofa with a good Science Fiction novel.” I like the idea !

    August 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

  3. Very minimal!

    August 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  4. mostlymonochrome

    I like the cinema curtain because it means that you are about to see something special. (Hopefully)

    August 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  5. I love this! So creepy and unsettling… Is the curtain closed or is it about to open. Beautifully done. The abstract shot really enhances the folds and texture because it is all different shades of the same tone. Great work, dear blogging friend 🙂

    August 22, 2012 at 2:11 am

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