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Beautiful Simplicity

ISO 200 55mm f/7.1 1/60sec

Our crazy weather is back on to melting the snow once more, and its actually quit interesting that with everything covered in a white blanket the last week, the absence of snow has re-heightened my vision of interest around me. As if I had a brief vacation from the normal world and was returning to experience it once again. Adding highlights to the scenes around us the gentle lines of remaining snow reminds us not to forget what season we are in. These quick shifts in weather provide opening for gratitude and appreciation of what we encounter on a day to day basis, whether it be a beautiful winter wonder scene or the often overlooked “works of art” that lies in everyday places the contrasting elements add more dimension to our lives.

Among other things, Im a sucker for simplicity, geometric shapes and architecture and when they come together I get really really excited! I absolutely love everything in this scene! I love the two brief highlights of snow, the simple rectangles, triangles and the circle especially. On top of that the cropping of the scene leaves the sky in the same diagonally cut rectangle shape as the different cinder blocks that make up the top portion of the wall. The texture of the cement helps break it free from the overcast sky, and the inside roofing of the building just about looks like it doesn’t belong. In my mind I picture a parallel world through the hole and cant help but to want to peak through. And of course I love the blue within the ring of the circle, probably one of my all time fav shades of blue. Its such a simple scene yet it holds so much detail and  has quit the story to tell. At least thats my thought 😉

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15 thoughts on “Beautiful Simplicity

  1. oh yes – really beautiful! Fantastic lines. thanks for sharing – this was very inspiring.

  2. Simple and clean lines 🙂 great job there

  3. Very good composition and detail. Very nice.

  4. I like the texture in the building’s facade.

  5. Yes! Yes! Yes! It is an excellent photo. Unfortunately my monitor shows your favorite shade of blue as a cool grey against the warm greys. Not distracting at all, but I would have missed it if your hadn’t pointed it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Aaaah I love simplicity…the framing and detail you captured is great

  7. Really wonderful. Whenever I’m walking around in a new city, these are the kinds of shots that I always look for. Well done.

  8. I love everything about this! Wonderful shot.

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