Clodo commentava ieri una mia foto chiedendosi se avessi lasciato il sito, visto che le mie pubblicazioni sono sempre piu' rare... purtroppo a volte nella vita ci sono situazioni che prendono il sopravvento e si trascinano dietro tutto il resto. ricordo che quando ho fatto questa foto ho pensato alla mia vita attuale - una lunga serie di cose da fare, una lista infinita di impegni e decisioni da spuntare, come i quadratini di un prestampato o di un questionario...
la fortuna ha voluto che quel giorno a Rotterdam il sole splendesse alto e che l'edificio in questione fosse bianco come la neve - la conversione in b/n ha alterato ben poco dell'originale (la striscia nera e' il lato in ombra dell'edificio). la macchia in basso a dx e' l'ombra di una gru di un cantiere vicino - l'ho lasciata altrimenti nessuno avrebbe creduto che la foto non fosse manipolata :)
Clodo was wondering if I had left TE, considering that I have been publishing less and less these past months.
I haven't left the site but sometimes there are moments (loooong stretches, in my case...) in which daily life turns into a series of deadlines, tasks, appointments... I remember seeing this building and thinking "what an apt metaphor for my current life" - it looked like a gigantic "to-do" list, an endless list of check-boxes to tick off, and I was only too lucky that the building was white and the sun was shining, turning the windows into black rectangles...
the b/w conversion didn't really manipulate the original image, as a matter of fact the shadow you see in the bottom right corner is the shadow of a crane from an opposite building site - I left it intentionally, lest the administrators think I "constructed" the image in PP.
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Bartleby (12741) 2012-10-29 3:56
Hi again Cristina,
I couldn't have put it more clearly myself. This is exactly how I've been feeling lately. And I also haven't been very active. I'm on holidays right now and I'm gonna try and get that camera out again...can't wait...Anyway, back to your picture, this is nice...with such a scene, I wonder if it would work in a square format (one more box to tick? ;-))or with a tilted angle...
holmertz (26932) 2012-10-29 9:26
Considering what's on your mind when you watch this photo you could probably make your eyes and brain see it in several various ways. I am quite happy to see it as a building, tomorrow maybe something else. I like the little shadow and the dark line along the right side.
rbassin (11121) 2012-10-29 13:15
Une très belle photo, le N%B est un bon choix pour ce style et renforce le graphisme.
Suppiluliuma (3843) 2012-10-30 4:43
It first looked like a "trompe l'oeil" for me, but I must confess a "to do list" is much more creative. :-)
The black stripe on the right adds another dimension & reality to the image although my first reaction was against it.
willperrett (2955) 2012-11-02 15:09
They don't get much more abstract, minimalist and graphic than this! I love it, and as usual, your note is informative and interesting. I'm only sorry to hear that you feel this is a metaphor for your current life: you can be jealous if you like, as I've retired and have spent the last month delivering a yacht from Greece to Italy. Now that's really hard work...
BennyV (12767) 2012-11-04 4:05
So many boxes to tick...a great note, Cristina.
And talking about boxes, I was preparing a class this morning & thought about including your 'thinking out of the box' shot, eventually I didn't, maybe I should have, maybe I will, after all.
The picture itself with its sharp contrasts reminded me of expressionist woodcuts, also with a retro-kind of science-fiction feeling to it (which I absolutely love). The future seemed better in the past.
Now break out and wander like that bit of shade in the right bottom corner of the image...
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (13760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-04-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): exercices de style [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 3:20