Monday, January 25, 2010

Bowling

Erving, Massachusetts

Erving, Massachusetts

5 comments:

Markus Spring said...

Again, for me the combination of the two images makes it more interesting than each single one would have seen. I don't know though if it's just a personal obsession.
Here the shape is strong, supported by the (relatively) intensive colors. Framed in the car window it goes beyond this probably because of the similarity of the variations of the ubiquitious rectangles, and the empty space in front of it immediately gets a meaning of its own.

Edd Fuller said...

Carl, your pictures today got me thinking about frames. My photography often begins in the car as I ride around looking at things and exploring. It occurs to me now, that the car windows "frame" whatever I look at. Although I rarely shoot from inside the car, my "pre-photographic" selection process often starts through the window. Not sure what the implications of this are, but it does make me wonder how spending so much time in a vehicle affects our way of seeing.

Carl said...

Markus, I agree. I was looking at the take, trying to decide which approach worked better, then decided that the pair together worked better than either one alone.

Carl said...

Edd, here's another thing about seeing from a vehicle. If you see something "perfect" from the car, shoot it from the car. Because if you get out and go look, it won't be there anymore. If you see something *promising* from the car, get out and look for the perfect place to stand.

This is basically a corollary to the David Vestal adage: there are only two important things to making a photograph—stand in the right place and push the button at the right time.

Don and Sher said...

Nice one Carl, love the colors, shapes and also the car shot, I love to do these.

Don