Posted by grant (kansas city, United States) on 21 May 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.
Overland Park, Kansas
Fuji GS 645
wont keep 'em out, wont keep 'em in.
Nice. Top shot.
21 May 2009 5:48am
It doesn't seem to get much attention at all. I notice the tonal range in this one...you've really captured a wide range from the white of the siding, especially that newer section, to the black pavement in the foreground.
21 May 2009 6:09am
21 May 2009 7:35am
They may have to bale this if the ever get around to cutting it!
21 May 2009 10:24am
Nice graphic composition. Interesting juxtaposition of shapes.
21 May 2009 11:33am
Every place has a forgotten corner, as seems to be the case here. Cool shot Grant.
21 May 2009 3:52pm
excellent framing mate -- i LOVE that back fence!!! tell me if you can: when you go to take a shot -- what runs through your mind? do you just see the photo and know you want it? for me that is how it works -- half the time i have no idea what is actually on the SD card -- until i get home and upload them... much of the time i work subconsciously!!! would love to you in your case! cheers!! :)
21 May 2009 4:34pm
@dj.tigersprout: thanks jaycee. i'd say that it's pretty much the same for me. i'll come home sometimes with four or five rolls of film and not much recollection of what's on them. often the shots i'm happiest with are taken on the way to or from a place i'm going to for photos.
Sometimes I feel as if you were photographing the monotony and repetition of the commonplace – the utilitarian and necessary kept out of the way of the main thoroughfare. The sheds, garages, huts, workshops and all the electrical lines that lead to them and fences that close them off. Evocative as ever.
21 May 2009 10:03pm
@daina: i feel like i should print the first two sentences and hand it out when i'm asked "what do you take pictures of?" when people ask my partner, she tells them i photograph dumpsters in the back of old restaurants.
All of us have a "back fence" I believe. Sometimes on our property, sometimes in our lives. A great image Grant! Having worked as a telephone man, I particularly noticed the roll of cable behind the fence.
21 May 2009 11:51pm
@Bill: well said bill. some, and i include myself, have several "back fences." and now you've got me singing "wichita lineman..."
Lines, lines, everywhere lines...zig zag, scalloped, horizontal, vertical, curved, diagonal, sagging, looped. best...jerry
22 May 2009 1:50am
I like this...something my eye would not have seen, but you spot these gems no problem. The lines and contrasts are excellent!
22 May 2009 3:51am
I don't have a back fence, but a back wall. BUT~ it was built back decades ago, no rebars. I think this fence is structurally a lot stronger than mine :) Nice shot.
22 May 2009 8:36am
I like the image, too. But I even cannot say why. It is just what it makes me feel.
22 May 2009 2:39pm
The pyramid/ triangle of the cloud and the triangle of the roof are excellent! I was interested to read the above because for me, the shapes and the associations between them and the use of light and darkness in your photos are probably even more important than the subject matter, or at least as important.
22 May 2009 4:14pm
@cat: thanks for the comment cat. and you're right - i don't think subject matter is important. at least it's not what i care about.
the cable caught my eye too - i love that the lines of the fence cut through that circle of cable. i just really enjoy this image - the familiarity of it makes it a very comforting image for me.
24 May 2009 3:04am
On the subject of subject matter --your images are good precisely because they transcend the subject.
8 Jun 2009 3:16pm
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