Architecture

Fading

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The fading sign of a grocery formerly a stable and now a home.


Not a Clue

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I haven’t a clue what this is about or why it’s on this wall. But I walk by it often and it has grown on me.


Simple

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Sometimes simple things need a little help to make their point. I gave the reflection a little definition.


Doorway

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Not sure if this was a restaurant or a club but it had a few airs. My editing enhanced the reflections in the marble surrounding the door to underline the alley in which it was found.


Modesty

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This modest home was facing a very busy road.  


Two Doors

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They call this a semi-attached, nonetheless attached or otherwise the column between the doors drew my eye for its vintage look.


Doors and Walls

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This week is all about doors and walls. I hope you like them.


The Shadow is Greater than its Source

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A dull bench gives life to a shadow of strength and merit. A shadow by design or accident?


Why?

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Bricked up windows have always bothered me. They just leave us in the dark and give no clue as to what’s behind the wall. I feel cheated.


Window

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Geometric patterns, especially where there are clear flaws, have a certain appeal to the curious mind.


Window

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Walking the neighbourhood, I can’t help but see windows that raise my curiosity. 


Brutalism

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Brutalism is a form of architecture that really does nothing except for being functional. The pretence of many modern buildings to consider themselves fine architecture is absurdism. As a photographer mockery is within our grasp.


What the Window Sees

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One technique I like is using window reflection to frame something that then becomes the subject; catching the eye or causing the viewer to think.


Angles

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The rule says concentrate your viewers’ eyes on the subject, make it standout. Also note that some of the worlds greatest painters create scenes with a whole lot going on, sometimes unrelated, with the sole purpose of keeping their audience occupied or telling a story. Then there is impressionism and abstract art where the subject is not always the point. For the most part photography has focused on realism and clarity more than anything else. Personally I like a lot of facets.


Signage

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Parking lots have provided me with several photographic opportunities, very often it’s the signs that make the scene.


What the Window Sees

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People who follow me here know I like windows and this is the first time I have done selective colouring.


Strange Two

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The sky and the weathered concrete have an almost end of world look. Lowering highlights alway enhances great skies.


Wall No.7

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Even fading walls can have character, and a bit of nature never hurts.


Wall No.6

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Like mailboxes, house numbers don’t need to be mundane. I liked the stencil approach and the how the rust only improved the original idea.


Wall No.5

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This the last wall mural I will shoot without taking greater care to save the name of the artist. However, I do think my composition does justice to a piece of the whole.


Wall No.4

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Walls sometime lend themselves to a minimalist approach and a clear concise message. Out of context it’s almost abstract art. A bit like Marcel Duchamp’s art.


Wall No.2

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Walls can be turned into art, and outdoor wall murals are increasingly popular. I would cite the artist’s name but I took this some time back and no longer have it. This is only a piece of the whole and in black and white I think it makes a different and interesting impression.


Walls

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When you look around you with an eye for photography, you notice things you might not otherwise notice. This week’s photographs are of walls. Walls are interesting as they age; they get changed, painted over and can become subjects of good photographs. In this case the renovation of the wall and shadows, etc. make for a minimalist canvass.


Symmetry

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Architecture often has a strong symmetrical element, sometimes complicated by neighbouring buildings. This downtown courtyard catches my eye every time I pass, quiet in the midst of chaos.