Thursday, January 15, 2009

Perspective Composition, In Steel


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This is the sort of image that always grabs my eye, the visual 'perspective effect' created by long, straight structures. Tower cranes are always great subject matter, dramatic and interesting, often seen against spectacular skies, thus juxtaposing the explicitly artificial with elemental nature: they are exciting industrial images, ranking with locomotives and foundaries for their disembodied aesthetic appeal. This was a mid-November afternoon in London, a building site a few hundred yards west of the Tower and fronting the Thames. The contrail of an airliner passing diagonally behind the cranes created a symmetry that was too good not to frame up as it happened. FinePix S5600, full auto.

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