Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rebecca # 1

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again...Moonlight can play odd tricks upon the fancy, and suddenly it seemed as if light came from those windows. And then a cloud came upon the moon, and hovered for an instant like a dark hand before a face. And the illusion went with it.
     - from the script for Rebecca
Finding photo opportunities at the Antiques Centre is like shooting fish in a barrel. These weren't among the scenes I was going to shoot, but they seemed perfect. I will be posting more news of Alice later today, I missed doing so on Sunday. There were some wonderfully creative responses to yeterday's "Last Night I dreamed" after the identification, so I'm thinking of having a feature where I illustrate a narrative from the comments section. Must take a walk to figure out how this will work.

16 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you mentioned barcelona on the mouse, is it indeed a possibility? if so email me, my friend is going later this month - wouldn't that be wild if you were going the same time!

I see you still have comment moderation, did the spammer return?

Inky said...

no words excecpt you are UNIQUE .. AMAZING

tony said...

I feel Guilty susan.I forgot to take Alice To Paris.therefore no photo.
We should be going to Italy This Month.I promise to take her this time!

Caio Fernandes said...

is like shooting fish in a barrel .......
i liked the way you alow the ambient light interfer on the picture .
it shows that shoot fish in a barrel isn't so simple . at least you did it right .

subtorp77 said...

Ack! I missed yesterday, just about everywhere! And Alice arrived yesterday( what will she do first...decisions, decisions! )

The top photo of the dolls had scenes from "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" pop up in my mind(???) And the second one looks like a right set-up( you took that in an antiques market? )NEAT!

This week is kinda hectic family-wise, so may not see anything 'til next week. That'll give Alice time to decide...and thanks ever so much, Susan :)

Jasmine said...

The dolls dress is beautiful. Your antique centre looks like an Aladin's cave, so many wonders. When I worked in Camden & Islington we had the most amazing markets and antique shops there. Feel a bit hard up for that sort of thing now I've left London...

mum said...

Sounds like a plan. Looking forward to the series.

ArtSparker said...

mouse - Barcelona is off in the misty distance at this point.

Inky - thank you.

Tony - I live to inspire guilt, bwahahaha

Caio- possibly I have fish on the brain.

Sub- no rush at all.

Jasmine - I had one of the best meals of my life in Camden Town, just because it was a chilly day and potatoes with dal were just the ticket. Original home of the Faber & Faber published poet S. MacGowan.

Titus said...

Oh, superb Danvers.

John Hayes said...

Mrs. Danvers is looking quite spooky rising out of the window, but even more so the doll bathed in a sort of lunar light is most certainly from the world of "Rebecca."

paulahewitt said...

i avoided reading Rebecca for a very long time - it was not what i expected at all; i am very glad i read it. that slightly creepy (or perhaps eerie sounds better?) doll photo works wonderfully to capture the mood

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

awesome post. Loved Rebecca!

notmassproduced said...

this is definately my fave - i just love it

Coffee Messiah said...

I may have lived in a house like that once in the excelsior district of sf ; (

What fun you are having with this and sorry I missed out on the post yesterday.

Adam said...

The feature is a good idea.

The doll is creepy. If there is one thing that is scarier than a clown it is an antique doll!

Straight_UP said...

Beautiful compositions, you really can capture natural light and make it your own… lovely.