Driving to Denver in the daylight through Commerce City I told my father that I pitied the people who only saw this part of Colorado. Compared to all of the beauty that exists here... the rocks, mountains, trees, and sky... Commerce City with all the cement, wires, trucks, and neon lights seems like a bit of an anomaly, and one of the least photogenic places in the state. Or so I though. On the way back at night the power plants were lit up, the traffic was moving in a colorful and chaotic way, the sky was an amazing shade of blue, and the mountain backdrop to the west was pretty different then my earlier assessment of the ugly. This would usually be on the top of my list of eyesores, but I really like the color of the sky, the blurriness, and the spots of light. I have not played with light very much, but I really admire peoples photos when they use lights… so this was an experiment. Let me know what you think…
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ElSato (824) 2006-05-11 14:47
I liked this from the moment I saw the thumbnail. Flipping through the images on TE, I get inured to "typical" beauty, so it's nice when people reach a little byond the usual. No mountain, no temple, just Commerce City (the name alone makes it worthy of a picture!).
Apart from simply being beautiful in a different way, I really like the ambiguity of the image that comes from the blur. It's hard to gain any sense of scale, so those structures could be huge, like a factory, or very modest, like some small shack strung with lights. It's nice to leave the viewer some room to fill things in with their imagination sometimes.
AB- (41) 2006-05-11 16:30
Beautiful! I like the spots of light and how the photo is out of focus. Very interesting!