Wednesday, August 25, 2010

At the Entrance to Plato's Cave

In or out? What a quandary.



Photo by John Sandel

39 comments:

Kim said...

Love this. Is this your family portrait?

Jilly said...

I'd kill for a shot like this! Just adore adore adore it. Oh well done, Petrea!

Dina said...

Absolutely enchanting!! I love it!!!
Brilliant!

(Although I didn't especially love trying to learn what Plato meant way back in Philosophy 101.)

Gunn said...

I love this too.
Well seen and well done!:)

Shell Sherree said...

That's pretty wonderful, Petrea, J and Boz. Boz handles the stilts very well.

Genie said...

This is a stunningly beautiful shot! Perfection -- I LOVE it!

This should be on a wall to be enjoyed often.

Jim Klenke said...

Love the portrait, nice imagination.

Jean Spitzer said...

Wonderful!

Katie said...

Fabulous family photo! Most wonderful use of shadows I've ever seen.

Bellis said...

This is simply amazing! But I'm mystified - if John took the photo, who's the man? A platonic friend? (groan...)

Susan C said...

I can't stop staring at this photo. Just wonderful in every way.

mark said...

This is really, really good. The lighting and focus is perfect. What a clever touch. Well done John.

Petrea said...

John will be pleased by these comments. Family portrait? I guess so. We get these long shadows late in the day, and John has a brilliant eye.

Sorry, Dina, it seemed better to link you than try to explain--especially to those who had already taken Philosophy 101 (which I hadn't).

Vanda said...

Nice!

J+P said...

That's me in my idealized form. Petrea needs no improvement.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I like the way that piece of grass didn't fall into shadow making what appears to be a collar for Boz.

Please excuse me for choosing not to walk into the Wikidiki labyrinth

Susan Campisi said...

This feels like an ancient image to me: Man, Woman, Dog. Simple and beautiful. Amazing!

Clifford Beshers said...

Whoa! Who knew bell-bottoms were back in style?!

altadenahiker said...

Super duper! Reminds me of the book jacket for Hammet's The Thin Man.

Petrea said...

I'll tell John to check in again. These are lovely comments, bell bottoms and all. Thank you, everyone.

Virginia said...

You do know how terrific this shot is don't you??? What can I add to the accolades but HOT DAMN THAT"S GOOD, SISTAH!!! And uh,,,,John you have one helluva eye as well. And uh......HEY BOZERINO!
V

Petrea said...

Yeah, wish I'd taken it.

Greg Sweet said...

Hmmm, late night radio talks about you Shadow People...

Greg Sweet said...

I guess if there were good food on the plato, there would not have been a quandary about the cave.

J+P said...

It's what you'd see if we got scanned at the Flintstones' airport—Bedrock International …

… or maybe all that's left of a trio of postnuclear geologists …

… but probably it's just what our kas do when we're sitting at home, in the AC: take Shadow Pooch for a skulk.

Petrea said...

Greg, you've been listening to Art Bell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic Shadow shot !!Great !~

-K- said...

I'm mesmerized by this.

Anthropologically, it could have been taken two million years ago.

And as a portrait, it couldn't be making a stronger statement than it does.

Good job, John!

Petrea said...

Thank you, Unseen and Kevin.

John doesn't check in here as often as I do so I'll let him know you said so. I love the picture, too. We need to start printing and framing around here.

Ms M said...

Great photo!

Randy said...

Beautiful capture. I have tried several photos like this and not successfully I must say. I like this one alot.

J+P said...

hey, I mesmerized -K-! That's good, right?

Should we tell people we were stoned at the time?

Petrea said...

Sweetie, they can see the stones.

Greg Sweet said...

Pompeian circumstance.

Petrea said...

Heh.

J+P said...

Greg rocks.

(wv: croplatr … sounds like a website for lazy shutterbugs.)

Petrea said...

...or Marc Antony calling to his lover after a little too much wine.

J+P said...

Heh.

(Um, is it just me, or are we alone in here? Everybody else seems to have moved on to your next post … it's just all echoey and abandoned …)

Petrea said...

's the nature of blogging.