All twelve windows had the same opportunity but only one window took the opportunity.
That window had a vision of hope and was no longer prepared to remain closed to the outside world.
Leaving itself open to possibilities it let the air in breathing life into itself, hurriedly blowing the curtains aside with the winds of change;for it knew it was only a matter of time before darkness fell once again and the opportunity will have passed as the window became closed tightly shut.
If you realise you have barely scratched the surface of life and you put aside all the plans you made and dreams you had some time ago, and you are running as slowly as you can to be nowhere fast, you better look for a window of opportunity amongst the many that exist while you still can.
This window of opportunity was in Barcelona. I took it in a fraction of a second.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 11:54
The shadows really give this one an extra bit of pop, Mike, as does the great texture of the building itself. Nicely spotted, and the writeup is even a bit poetic...
holmertz (40101) 2014-07-09 12:22
I hesitate to write a comment on this because I feel I have to be more creative than I am up to right now. Never mind... it's a well spotted view, nicely cropped, the colours (or lack of) and textures are quite appealing. But what kind of building is this. Is it actually intended for people, or rabbits, or the dead?
emka (77500) 2014-07-09 23:54
Strange shot with these small windows. I have read that it is hotel and I am not sure if I would like to stay there. It is something like capsules in japan. Apart from this, interesting composition. Nice idea and realization.
WArm regrads MAlgo
timecapturer (48086) 2014-07-10 2:59
love this! A clever and superbly observed piece of imagery, that captures the imagination and is in its own right an abstract masterpiece. Your Dali experience has definitely rubbed off on you old chap. Superb and inspiring work as always.
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (48484) 2014-07-10 5:31
A fine artistic detail, taken (where else but) Barcelona :). Good catch!
Sergiom (58770) 2014-07-10 5:50
J'aime beaucoup l'originalité de ce cadrage serré et symétrique sur ces douze fenêtres également placées dans l'image. On pourrait inventer un nouveau jeu de tic tac toe.
ourania (30227) 2014-07-10 7:30
a great combination of picture and note, the one illustrates the other perfectly. You spotted an intriguing opportunity (which wasn't easy at all, I imagine) and worked on it creatively and with a specific vision. I like how the graphism, the repetition and the dark colours work for this concept. It takes some time to study this simple, symmetrical composition and the different shadow becomes fascinating when you spot it. You worked very effectively to make this work interesting but not obvious. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
siudzi (33083) 2014-07-10 13:01
What a creative and marvelous shot! Really superb one taken with a fantastic sense of the graphics in the architecture. Well done!
macjake (55614) 2014-07-11 6:00
it was fun reading Gert's critique - must have been hard for him as he really doesnt enjoy these type of photos :)
me on the other hand...i love it.
I see the beauty here for sure.
that 1 window left open works as the perfect focal point in the scene.
the other great aspect of the scene are the angular shadows copying each other like in a delicate dance.
thirdly, your note adds life to the obvious life-less subject.
adidas5nb (5241) 2014-07-13 0:09
thats such a wonderfully observed graphic shot. love the dark tones and the sharpness and the hint of asymmetry created by a tilted window pane.shadows make complete the shot.
smash2707 (3320) 2014-08-21 17:53
Nice crop for a beautiful composition. I love how the open window of the bottom breaks the pattern. I also love the shadows. Well seen
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-19
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 11:10