6 thoughts on “Radiant

  1. greg g49 says:

    (Extra credit for the reference.)

    An idea of order at Edmonton, the glade merely a place by which she walked to sing.

    • mewanchuk says:


      I could Google it, but if we were being honest with each other (which we obviously are…) I would tell you that–at this exact moment–I had no idea.


      • greg g49 says:

        Wallace Stevens “The Idea of Order at Key West”. Quite a famous poem of his, which is not to say quite famous in any general sense. His line says “the sea merely a place”, etc, but since there is a decided lack of “sea” anywhere in your photo (not to mention all of Alberta), I took liberties. Also with the intent of the lines: I thought “The Producer” warranted a reference to “order” as in arranging things, and the image to one of natural beauty.

        Besides, I always hope the curve balls keep you loose in the batter’s box. 🙂

      • mewanchuk says:

        “Loose in the batter’s box…”

        I like that.


        (BTW: There is no “order” around here…it is a lawless and foreboding place).

        All the best,

  2. Karim D. Ghantous says:

    Beautiful portrait. You do these very well.

    The film, as I’m sure I’ve said before, is great stuff. If it’s significantly cheaper than HP5 or Tri-X, then it is completely justified. It has a very rich look. Maybe it’s the scanning, maybe it’s the film, maybe it’s both. I like it.

    Many producers would love to have a photo of themselves like this. Selfies might be popular but at the end of the day, what producer wouldn’t want a nice portrait taken by somebody else? On film, no less. And movie film, on top of that!

    Some years ago I had an Olympus XA and I loaded it with b&w film. I took some photos of my friend’s then producer while we were out doing some shopping. Years later an acquaintance developed the roll for me. A couple of the frames were rather good. If she ever sees them, I hope she agrees.

    The point of the story is that b&w film in particular is wonderful stuff. And I bid on a Canon LTM camera a couple of days ago. 🙂 Good thing I have a couple of LTM lenses.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me share a story!

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Karim, it is great having you here!

      This picture might certainly be one for my office wall.

      Hope you’re well–good luck with the auction,


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