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Structural Contrasts 2007-01-02

I adore architectural photography. As part of my new year's resolution, I plan to invest more time and energy into this genre of creative photography. The best part about it, is that it encourages creativity. As a photographer, you are confronted by a 3D object which allows an infinite number of compositions. All you have to do is discover new ways of presenting the same subject. Since the subject is static, you can spend as much time as you need to compose the 'perfect' image.

The same principle can be applied to life. Leonardo da Vinci believed that problems had to be restructured in different ways. To gain knowledge about the form of a problem, we first have to learn to restructure the problem, as the first way we look at a problem is usually too biased.

Comments (6)

  • This is a very cool photo. It has a certain abstract quality about it that highlights the shapes of the buildings really well. Did you place the corner of the rectangular building intentionally alongside the indented part of the circular building? That small detail really helps keep the space between the building open nicely.
    Doug @ Jan-02-2007
  • Very interesting comment, Doug. No, I did not intentionally place the building in that gap. The two buildings are situated this way. I must have shot from a dozen different angles though, to achieve an ideal frame. My only intention was to contrast the curves of the building on the left, with the rigid lines of the building on the right. But your eye for detail added another intriguing dimension.



    Cheers,
    Salar @ Jan-02-2007
  • Very thought provoking I like that. Maybe I'll have to explore this too.
    Jeff Ambrose @ Jan-02-2007
  • Fantastic photo.

    I love it. Great angle and composition!
    Rodion Kovenkin @ Jan-02-2007
  • I totally agree - and this shot is a great example of how to make a good architectural photo.
    peter @ Jan-14-2007
  • coooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllll
    Hilda @ Jan-18-2009

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