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Reflections of Tom Thomson

Reflections of Tom Thomson
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Through a window pane of Tom's shack studiowith the reflections of the forest behind.

Photographer: Christopher Ashworth
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 19-Aug-2006 01:25 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C7070
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ISO: 100
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Image format: SHQ
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An amazing photograph, this one. You managed to give it the quality of an oil painting. The viewer finds so much to discover here, with all he different picture layers, including the pictures within the pictures and the reflection of nature, the subject of the paintings. What you are doing here is more like renaissance painting than modern photography, (less is more, bang, bang...) There is a stillness to this space that puzzles me. There is so much going on, it is a very busy picture, but somehow, by overlapping these layers and because of the pastel quality of the light and reflections, the space becomes unreal, removed from everyday reality into a mysterious realm. In a way it is as if the painter just left the studio, shirt flung over the chair, a plate and utensils left on the table, but because of this otherworldly quality of the picture, it leaves time and space, as if it were a set or a room in a museum. You can tell, this image really captivates me... you also managed to evoke the same naturalistic style the paintings display, which further ads to the intensity. Thank you for the experience! This one needs to be framed and displayed prominently.


Johannes Horn at 07:08 CEST on 19-Aug-2006 [Reply]


A great shot Tom, it looks as if a lot of post processing has gone on, but as you say none at all! I thought you would be in the reflections somewhere but I can't find you.
Beautiful work.

Kiffin Miller at 08:35 CEST on 19-Aug-2006 [Reply]

exclusive shot

Everything is said by Johannes and I agree.....

Well done , this should become a TOP image .....

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 11:52 CEST on 19-Aug-2006 [Reply]


thank you Shelley for the info regarding Tom Thomon and the Group of Seven. As a European, I was not aware of his work. Will check it out now.

Johannes Horn at 13:30 CEST on 19-Aug-2006 [Reply]

The Group of Seven, Tom Thomson

I took this shot with simple glass reflections to bring the forest into the studio.

This is straight from the Camera card, no Photoshop at all or cropping for that matter.

Tom Thomson was my personal favourite of the Group of Seven.

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) is considered one of the most important and influential early Canadian artists. Together with members of the Group of Seven, he created a distinct approach to portraying rugged Canadian landscapes.

Considered by art historian, Dennis Reid, to still be approaching the fullness of his artistic powers, Tom Thomson died sometime between July 8, when he was last seen, and July 17, 1917, when his body was recovered. The cause of death was recorded as drowning.

He was buried at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.

If you wish to visit this shack/studio it can be found in front of the McMicheal Art Gallery in the picturesque town of Kleinburg, Ontario.

Christopher Ashworth

Christopher Ashworth at 01:30 CEST on 20-Aug-2006 [Reply]


I absolutely agree with all the other comments - this is fantastic.


Katrina Adams at 23:38 CEST on 22-Aug-2006 [Reply]