Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Creative Photo no. 6
This week is another photo from a 1984 vacation which included the Olympics in LA, but a several day trip to Colorado on the way. This happens to be a shot of the Rockies somewhere around Colorado Springs. What appeals to me now is the symmetry of the mountains and the clouds.
Not perfectly symmetrical of course, or even parallel. Nothing in nature has that preciseness, except maybe a spider's web. But here, it seems to be a duel: did the mountains form the cloud shapes this day? Or, does the Front Range seem insignificant as if the clouds are molding the mount instead? You wonder which is the result of what. I'd call it the illusion of proportion.
Not only has Roger and his Creative Photo Contest prompted me to dust off my photographic archives, it has opened my eyes to so many talented people and their expressive works. The best of luck to all!