Dec 142010

Textured patterns and colors underfoot.

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Photographed near noon on a clear day, with sidewalks wet from snowmelt. The light was so contrasty I could only see black and white textures, but the camera also saw rainbows of color.

Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/8000sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); subject distance 5.96m

  5 Responses to “City Sidewalk”

  1. Magnifique, April!
    I love how you divided the space and how the textures are different in each division.
    The light reflected on the sidewallk gives us, indeed, the feeling of a wet surface.
    The warm and cold colors are well distributed. At the top a discrete yellowish white (snow?) ; in the middle, rainbow colors, wamer than cold: redish yellow and a little cyan-blue; at last, cold cyan.
    It is pleasing to see how the contrast emphasizes the different textures.
    Such a nice abstract. I am tempted to say: “What a nice design.” Very “classic” – and classy – abstract.


  2. Encore une faute! An other mistake, I think. By design I meant that your picture was very graphic.

  3. Both words work for me, Micheline, as part of my background is in “graphic design”. 🙂

    I don’t think this really goes far enough into abstraction. But what the moment did show me is that even when I can’t see much, there is much to see. (There’s another silhouette from this walk I might process.) Now I’m waiting for more super-contrasty winter days to explore those possibilities…

  4. April, I haven’t been here in a while. I like this image very much. I like not only the gradation between warm at the top into cool at the bottom, but these textures are to die for! A great eye you have for seeing moments like this. Chapeau, as Micheline would say!

  5. Flo, it’s always great to see you here whenever you can stop by. Thank you very much for your comments and support!

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