May 8, 2018
This entry was posted on May 8, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Abstracts, Built Environment, Dumpsters and Trashcans, Surfaces and was tagged with abstract, dumpster, Oberlin, photography, rust.
You know, this points up what a sharp eye you have developed – who else who have seen that??
I really like having the context photo – have Alan’s comments about including location photos finally worn you down? 😉
Seriously, it adds something, for me at least. Not least of which is the immense disparity between the original source of the image and where you take it. i know you’re interested in showing what IS, life unenhanced, but you bring a nobility to the dumpster images that I am all the more surprised by when I see the source, sitting like an ugly lump on the street. It’s a “Bravo!” moment.
The main photo is so beautiful, I’d be happy to have it on my wall. The attractiveness of the colors is almost like a tropical sea image – you know, those blue-green Pacific island ones? The rusted gnashing marks have great energy, the whole is framed well, and well, I just like it, OK?
May 8, 2018 at 6:24 PM
Well, I hope other people will see things like this calligraphy on the dumpster now that I have shown them where it comes from. And, yes, Alan’s urging is the reason I included the context shot. Isn’t that green in the first photo lovely? It’s a 1930s color, I think. I had to keep checking with the context shot to make sure I didn’t exaggerate.
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May 8, 2018 at 7:25 PM
Your colors never look exaggerated, and always seem very life-like.
May 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Oh, thank you, Lynn. Music to my ears.
May 11, 2018 at 2:13 PM
Oh, and thanks for your nice words.
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