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Jun 30, 2015 11:13 |  #1

I don't know why I find this interesting. Just adjusting some settings and snapped a test shot and for some reason it appealed to me. Am I going crazy in my old age?

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Jul 03, 2015 20:09 |  #2

Niteclicks wrote in post #17615774 (external link)
...Am I going crazy in my old age?



If I were to attempt to judge your mental state based on this image, I'd say that you tend to be somewhat simple-minded and linear in your thinking. :-P

Seriously, the picture does have the merit of simplicity. Maybe that's the reason it appeals to you.


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Jul 06, 2015 12:30 as a reply to  @ Tedder's post |  #3

ya, simple. That would be me, don't like making things complicated.:-)




  
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Jul 06, 2015 19:55 |  #4

Go look at the Post your best B&W thread. You will find lots of very similar work from some very talented and experienced photographers.

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Jul 08, 2015 04:10 |  #5

I would crop the side and few millimeters at the bottom to let the ridge start in the corner and it will be perfect from my humble opinion, i like your B&W !


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Jul 10, 2015 12:38 |  #6

Niteclicks wrote in post #17615774 (external link)
I don't know why I find this interesting. Just adjusting some settings and snapped a test shot and for some reason it appealed to me. Am I going crazy in my old age?

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i'll also guess one reason why you might be drawn to this is that it's a little reminiscent of escher's stuff. there's a little 3d eye trickery going on in the shadows between the left and right sides of the bars window. you can also see some shift in lighting from the left bar to the right bar--even though you know they're all the same colors, your eye is probably wondering what is going on.

also, due to the perspective, there's a little discrepancy between the near horizontal lines at the bottom of the bars window vs further lower which is more slanted. discrepancies in perspective have been exploited (famously) in some paintings i've seen, though i can't tell you the author names.

the blur also adds intrigue.

pretty complex and deep picture that superficially seems simple, which makes it highly interesting. especially when viewed left to right or vice versa.

anyway, that's my analysis.

i would say this picture is genius a la escher, and one of the most profound pictures i've seen in a while, but since the most amazing aspects appear to be accidental, it'll have to suffice to say... amazing picture man.


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Jul 10, 2015 16:12 as a reply to  @ Reservoir Dog's post |  #7

Like this ?

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Jul 10, 2015 16:26 as a reply to  @ Xyclopx's post |  #8

Thanks, the contrast from the orange peel texture I think is what catches my eye. But at least someone besides me finds it interesting and isn't that why we all take photographs, for our own enjoyment and to share with others that hopefully see something enjoyable in them also ? My wife often comments when I am editing photos "Oh thats neat" even though she was standing right beside me when I took the photo, yet didn't "see" the picture. :-P




  
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Jul 10, 2015 17:33 |  #9

Xyclopx wrote in post #17627076 (external link)
i'll also guess one reason why you might be drawn to this is that it's a little reminiscent of escher's stuff.

Now that you mention it, yes! The wide light bars with dark stripes between them, starting from the left, gradually give way to darker light bars with lighter dark stripes between them as the eye moves to the right, as if those two elements were exchanging something.


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