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Jul 02, 2016 08:51 |  #481

Rest stop in Northern Spain ...

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Zamora, Northern Spain ...

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Mogadouro, Portugal ...

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Porto, Portugal ...

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Jul 02, 2016 10:47 |  #482

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I can't Like images individually--the Like button doesn't distinguish--so I'll tell you. Those first two have something special. It's hard to say what. They're studies in color, to start with.


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Jul 03, 2016 03:40 |  #483

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I can't Like images individually--the Like button doesn't distinguish--so I'll tell you. Those first two have something special. It's hard to say what. They're studies in color, to start with.

Thank you. In both images the thing that caught my eye was a vernacular object painted in the colours of the Spanish flag. The picture of the ladder has a lot of repeating horizontal lines which helps accentuate that form. Compared to that, the first picture with the barrel is pretty messy ... there's some vanishing/leading lines, but the barrel is in the centre and the lines don't run all the way back; there's also that slab of green and the bar sign in the background. It's messy but I still think it kind of works; the barrel being right next to the shadow of the building helps it to jump out, perhaps.


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Jul 03, 2016 12:13 |  #484

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Thank you. In both images the thing that caught my eye was a vernacular object painted in the colours of the Spanish flag. The picture of the ladder has a lot of repeating horizontal lines which helps accentuate that form. Compared to that, the first picture with the barrel is pretty messy ... there's some vanishing/leading lines, but the barrel is in the centre and the lines don't run all the way back; there's also that slab of green and the bar sign in the background. It's messy but I still think it kind of works; the barrel being right next to the shadow of the building helps it to jump out, perhaps.

Most people would walk past the barrel scene and dismiss it as "ugly industrial neighborhood" and not see anything worth recording. The messiness you describe, I don't think is a fault. The minor objects play a supporting role by making the whole picture more complex.


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Jul 03, 2016 12:40 |  #485

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Jul 17, 2016 03:59 |  #486

Porto ... Park Life.

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This reminded me of the city crowding in on the house in Up.

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The rest just show that I could easily go to Portugal and photograph nothing but houses, or walls, and come back a happy man. There's something special about the curious mix of beauty and decay throughout Portugal. I love it.

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Jul 17, 2016 12:57 |  #487

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Most people would walk past the barrel scene and dismiss it as "ugly industrial neighborhood" and not see anything worth recording. The messiness you describe, I don't think is a fault. The minor objects play a supporting role by making the whole picture more complex.

I think you hit several nails on the head. First, do you want to make images like everyone else's images? I would say that is creative disaster. And second why not use the environment that you are in? I love this quote by Ansel Adams referring to Stieglitz's work.
"Stieglitz would never say that certain objects of the world were more or less beautiful than others-telegraph poles, for instance, compared with oak trees. He would accept them for what they are, and use the most appropriate objects to express his thoughts and convey his vision." - Ansel Adams




  
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Jul 17, 2016 13:15 |  #488

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I think you hit several nails on the head. . . .

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Jul 24, 2016 09:57 |  #492

Blue ...

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Urban jungle ...

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Abandoned sports facilities in the University district ...

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Madrid in August ... "Nobody on the roads, nobody on the streets."

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