Sunday, October 14, 2007

Long ago and far away...

...there lived a bunny, on a shelf Click on photo to enlarge - © 1973 jim otterstrom
This whimsical moment was captured one morning at my friend Cheryl's house as her daughter, Olwen, was getting ready for school. There was one frame left on the roll of film in my camera when I noticed light coming from the window had brought this scene to life.
I doubted the picture would turn out well because of the strong contrast between the dark and light areas so I got a nice surprise when the film came back from the lab. You can make out the wood grain even in the dark corner and the somewhat overexposed slipper seems to be glowing from within. The soft focus of the foreground adds depth by drawing the viewer into the eyes of the bunny, the frog, and the hands of the clock.
Normally, with light like this, I would've taken three shots, bracketing the exposure one stop over, and one under, but I only had the one frame left. A lucky shot, and a delightful image of this vanished moment in time.
Original image taken in July of 1973 with a Nikon F Photomic using Kodachrome slide film/exposure data long lost & forgotten. Digital image copied from the original slide with a Bower High Defintion II slide-copier attached to a 5 megapixel Canon S2IS.

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Blogger Madcap said...

Did you know that "Olwen" means "white footprint"? In the legend, white flowers sprung up in her wake. Kind of a neat connection between the little girl's name and the shoe on the shelf, I thought.

2:41 PM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

that is a realy nice picture. love it.

12:10 AM  

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