Crazy 8s : 2 of 2

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 15 November 2018 in Art & Design.

A colour frame of the eights and their shadows.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 160 5 mm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I think I prefer the one in B & W where the color does not come to disturb the reading of the forms.

15 Nov 2018 7:04am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A good one too, but I prefer the BW version for a more graphic perspective !

15 Nov 2018 7:08am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Très belle architecture urbaine.

15 Nov 2018 7:11am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


15 Nov 2018 8:41am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, lights & shadows!
Amazing graphics.

15 Nov 2018 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

although this is nice, I scrolled back to the B/W, which I think works better. The impact of the pattern is emphasised more in the B/W treatment, as there is no distraction to the eye from the colour of the foliage and grass.

15 Nov 2018 10:52am

@grouser: Thanks for the feedback, mister g, and for the record I prefer the black and white version as well, but in taking a few colour frames it was that very reflection of foliage colour on the eights that was my impetus. The world "as is" and the world "aesthetically preferred" is a constant fulcrum that I love about photography :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the pattern of the shadows.

15 Nov 2018 11:21am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Je préfère la photo en noir et blanc !!! Plus d'impact visuel !

15 Nov 2018 11:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I like this composition better as it reveals more shadows to complement the forms above!!

15 Nov 2018 12:53pm

@Steven: I like the varying opinions that we often see when monochrome and colour are offered as views of the same scene. I prefer black and white for graphism due to its way of showing an alternate version of perspective, contrast, form itself... but the vast majority of us SEE in colour and it is important to view the world and the things in it, with colour also getting its fare share of "the stage" so to speak. This frame depicts an entirely different viewing angle, looking toward the South rather than the North of the previous black and white shot, and depicts the visual reality of what this art installation looks like and how it interacts with its public space. My thanks, Steven !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I agree it would look better in B&W as there isn't much color, but the inclusion of more shadows to complement the art above is what won me over. :-)

15 Nov 2018 4:09pm

@Steven: I had a third frame to include in the series that shows only the shadows, but thought too many eights would become crazy eights. Thanks.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great POW... i love it!

15 Nov 2018 4:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo of this intriguing structure.

16 Nov 2018 5:07am

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

Horizontal 8s: please Rick, a 3rd shot looking east or west! 8s - without modifing their inner nature - will be seen as the infinite symbol !
infinite as the words we can glue to any image we look at, loosing perhaps another occasion of peace :-)

16 Nov 2018 8:06am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The B&W version works better for me.

16 Nov 2018 6:21pm