I went downtown to have tea with a friend today and gave myself enough time to stop along the way to photograph this wall. I rode by this site countless times as I commuted on the train to downtown when I was a working man. I never really thought about taking a picture until I finished reading George Barr’s “From Camera to Computer”. He does a lot of this type of photography and spends a lot of time thinking about balance in the frame and corners. Tones are important and post processing a digital file to capture and retain the eye of the viewer is another fine skill I know about and strive for. I’ll be back to take more pictures of this wall and bring a tripod along next time. This was shot hand held and carries a decent sharpness but I know the lens is capable of more.
I spent about 30 minutes playing with crops to the original and ended up here (for the moment). I enjoy a lot of the character of this image. I like the balance of the primary triangles and the bright diagonal separation. I like the variety of textures and geometric patterns. I like the way the corners are occupied on the diagonal line and not on the other corners. There are other options to play with in this same vicinity and I look forward to going back again. How do you react to it?