Photographing the Banal

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  1. bribrius

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    Interesting. It has some oblique lines, a couple of shapes (circles, rectangles, sort of a trapezoid) and some good tonal contrast. I think it might be stronger with less of the paneling in the shot on the top and left - it seems to me to just dilute the other elements.
     
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    thanks. you forgot the v formation and the cylinder sticking up in the middle but I didn't do much for processing here so it needs work. Agree on the siding I think. First I liked it as the pattern changed from the unalignment but it probably is too much. I kind of wish the trash barrels weren't there.
     
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    This is definitely banal and I have no clue why I like it but I do ;)

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    The second one, leading to the fence, is the sort of photo I keep in my "HA!" folder, reserved for life's ironies. The last one, "I love you + please keep out" would also go there, but the image, as distinct from the content, is also very nice. I'd like to see more.
     
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    Judi, that is beautiful. It's balance.
     
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    Probaly said in some earlier post, and just as probably better said: But worth repeating nonetheless. There are no banal objects, subjects, or themes in photography or art...there are an infinite number of banal ways to illustrate them.

    edit; I liked that so much I put it in my signature line. ;)
     
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    Paul, you are probably right! That's what it is, we were at the gas station and I was playing while I waited, I was shooting the snow fence as we drove and loved the lines.
     
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