September 19, 2017
I took the top photo last month. The second photo is from about a year earlier.
This entry was posted on September 19, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Commercial Buildilng, Photography and was tagged with brick wall, drainpipe, photography, wall, Wisconsin.
September 19, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Thanks, Eliot. I thought I’d made a photograph of this same wall some years ago, but I can’t find it.
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September 19, 2017 at 11:18 AM
the one advantage of photographing structures is that usually one can come back and take the shot again with not much change
September 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM
In this case, I thought there was change that was interesting. I didn’t remember seeing the painted and overpainted rectangle earlier. (Where is that photograph!!!)
September 19, 2017 at 11:33 AM
wishing you luck in locating it 🙂
September 19, 2017 at 11:34 AM
September 19, 2017 at 11:35 AM
I found it! See above.
September 19, 2017 at 12:13 PM
I like the warm light on the bricks, a nice complement to the metal and black and white parts.
September 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM
You’re right! I never see these things until you or Ken or someone else tells me!
September 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM
You don’t see them consciously maybe, but perhaps you see them when you take in the whole gestalt and decide it’s something you want to photograph?
September 23, 2017 at 2:51 PM
I think a lot of my photographs just follow some kind of visceral experience. It’s a “shoot now, and ask questions later” kind of thing. It’s “ooo, that’s cool”; make composition; click.
September 25, 2017 at 8:06 PM
The top photo looks like the whitewash was removed since the bottom photo was taken. The drain pipe is constant but someone worked on this building.
September 19, 2017 at 12:58 PM
Wonder what it will look like next year.
September 19, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Well weird. It’s very clearly the same lamp post. The second image’s Rt edge (in the post) which is the first image (chronologically) ends just at the point where the Lt edge of the white painted section begins. So I can’t compare that section of brick work. Bu the brick work around the down pipe looks like there is efflorescence (dictionary: the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating). I’m thinking that the efflorescence faded or disappeared due to climatic conditions. But I don’t understand that white oblong – that is paint. Why? Another puzzle!
September 20, 2017 at 3:56 AM
Ah, efflorescence! I think you’ve figured out that white coating. Now I’m really looking forward to seeing how that brick wall looks next year. Will the efflorescence be back? The paint is a puzzle I don’t think I’ll ever figure out.
September 20, 2017 at 9:41 AM
I like these – the top one is my favourite.
September 20, 2017 at 6:34 AM
Mine, too, Adrian. Thanks.
September 20, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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