Critique Welcomed Angled Shadow On A Porch

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Former military housing at Discovery Park in Seattle, Washington.

    This picture holds appeal for me that I cannot fully define. I like the angles (porch shadow, roof line, etc.) but otherwise it is mundane I think. Yet somehow it appeals. (To me at least.)

    • Critiques welcome.

    Infrared with Sigma Quattro SD, Sigma 30/1.4 and Hoya R72 filter.

  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I can see the appeal, Brian. The way that shadow bisects the front of the house is quite striking. That and the angle and shadows of the roof remind me of origami. It almost feels as if the house has been folded in some way. And the way that the IR reduces the background and so isolates the house adds to the whole illusion I think. The only thing I would alter would be to darken the RH foreground a touch and tweak the horizontal a tiny bit.

    A fabulous image.
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Really Pete...? The Horizon Police are still on the job I see! :p

    Never thought about origami but I see it now. I agree about the right background. Thanks for the feedback, Pete. Much appreciated.
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    A leopard can't change its spots, Brian, and neither can the Chief of the Horizontal Police!

    It is an unusual one, and not unattractive either. It's one of those where, the more you look at it, the more you see.
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    PS American Gothic comes to mind...but that's best not examined too closely, it's just something of the feel of the intention of it.
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Until a certain someone piped up about the horizon I had actually forgotten about those dreadful, dreadful people, The Horizon Police.

    Gothic Origami...?

    Thanks Rob.
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

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  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    lol. I am familiar with that painting, Rob, but I didn't even think about it in relation to your comment. (I'm still too wrapped up in all this violence and stupidity in DC and for some reason, undoubtedly a result of recent events, your comment conjured images zombies breaking into buildings.:eek:) But you're right. I can see the comparison works well.

    Thanks Rob.
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  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    No problem, Brian. I think a zombie has been resident in the White Hoose for the last four years.
  10. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is an appealing image. The building is almost perfectly symmetrical, but the low side light makes the two sides look very different.
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  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Dave!

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