Architecture

Door

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This door faces on to a major street, it is pressed between more modern buildings with less dignity.


Dignity

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Amid all the modern metal you can still find places with dignity.


A Riot of Windows

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The shadows as much as the windows caught my eye. 


What the Window Saw

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Spooky window, a consequence of light and shadow and reflection.


What the Window Saw

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A window facing bars. Not a jail but a water treatment plant.


Distortions

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Old glass is great for nice distortions, especially the reflections. 


The Weekend

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Walking the neighbourhood you could be envious of many of the wonderful balconies. Pity is you almost never see anyone using them.


Window

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My passion for windows continues. They have a certain mystery.


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.