Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For the past year I have been shooting images downtown of the various reflections of buildings in other buildings.  I don't take these images with a short lens which would allow you to see and understand the reflections as of buildings.  Instead I used a long focal length zoom lens (300mm) to obtain closer images such that, in most cases, only a half a dozen or so window frames are present in the image.  I do this to make you look at the image more as an abstract image rather than that of reflected distorted buildings.  I also change the images from a color to black and white.  Color has a way of distracting one from looking at the content of the image.  I had my doubts that this was the way to go but after seeing the Picasso black and white exhibit at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts I knew that what I was trying to do was ok.  I am going to post two images here.  The first will be as stated above.  A black and white image.  The second is the one color image I think, partly because of the subdued nature of the colors, that I believe is a stronger image in color.

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