Thursday, September 10, 2009

down the line


At the rear of the amphitheater in Bend, Oregon , there is a quiet street which leads to some townhomes and a park situated along the Deschutes River. On a walk, the day before yesterday, I spied a multitude of black-eyed susans growing by a wrought-iron fence Later, upon closer examination, I noticed the harmonious combination of four distinct parallel color lines formed by the street, sidewalk, flowers and fence growing smaller to the eye as they recede. When looked at in this manner, the picture's focal point is beyond the curve at the back of the picture. I like the geometry as much or more than the flowers, if that is possible. In any case, this scene provided me another moment to enjoy playing with my camera and enhancing the quality of my life.

8 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Good eye!!! Three lines pointing us down the road to maybe more surprises. Take the road and find out. MB

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi lee !! This is so a beautiful shot !! Thanks for sharing the beauty..Unseen Rajasthan

B SQUARED said...

Nature, geometry, and metaphysics;well done.

Prospero said...

Love that color, Lee.

tapirgal said...

Also the red of the building, although the fence cuts it off, and then there's the contrail intersecting - and the clouds on the horizon making another angle. This photo is filled with them. Beautiful job and nice interpretation. Still, I think I like the flowers best :)

Jacob said...

Hey, Lee! It's not "playing" with your camera. It's creating art! As you did here. So well composed, with great interest and color, and, as you said, all those intersecting lines remind me of how all of our lives come together at different points.

Raksha said...

What an amazing picture! I love the way the one-point perspective draws the viewer into the scene. It's so powerful and magnetic (no other word for it) that's it's almost a natural mandala. I think this is one of your strongest ones yet.

Pat said...

Cool perspective! I, too, appreciate the geometry of this view, being a former geometry teacher.