Monday, July 18, 2011

"Urban Geometrics"

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"Urban Geometrics"
© David A. Ziser

Here is an image I made during Sunday’s photowalk through downtown Covington, KY.  Covington is an old city, founded in 1814, and I really enjoy walking through the history of the city.  It always struck me that when walking through older cities, I’m always amazed by looking up – up above the first floor or two floors of the building.  That where the history and architecture is most often best preserved.

This image was looking at the first floor of this particular building.  The current tenants had installed this fairly modern awning over their store front.  I went in close on just the awning isolating on the geometrics of the composition.

There are really only two primary working colors in this image – blue and yellow against the more neutral gray tones.  Notice how the yellow elements are centered in the frame thereby offsetting the awning seam just slightly.  The eye wants to center the seam, but this composition just won’t let you do it. I kind of like that dichotomy in this image.  It’s just a simple, “what is it?'” image to enjoy.

Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 170mm, F6.3 @ 1/400 second, ISO 200.  Enjoy!  -David

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