Posts Tagged ‘lines’

We all know that red means stop, right?

traffic signal, red light, in front of a billboard with a father and child

What you may not realize is that’s only part of the story…
because red also means stop and take a picture!

a Bell payphone in front of a red wall.

And so I did.

a tim horton's ad on the side of a bus shelter as a woman walks past, a timbit is being dunked into the foam of a latte

back lights and part of the red of the back of a TTC streetcar

below: …. with a can of Red Bull even!
tied to a branch, two deflated red balloons and two deflated white balloons and a can of red bull drink

scalloped edged awning, in winter, with snow on the top and some froze drips of water and icicles

part of a red and white sale sign

part of sign, red background, a gold snowflake and part of a red and white Santa hat

top of a shingled porch roof with a bright red wall behind it

part of a red fabric Christmas bow in a decoration with some green pine

Early Saturday morning was cold but beautiful –
brilliant blue overhead with the sun still low in the sky.

below: Striped grass

low sun rays shining through a fence made of vertical metal bars, so that the shadows on the grass make the grass looked striped

below:  This is the Bell building from the Simcoe Street side.  The blue glass, vertical lines in the concrete, blue sky and strong tree shapes made for an interesting few minutes while I experimented with different angles and views.

looking up a building with strong vertical lines made by concrete shapes on theglass is reflecting strong blue colour exterior of the building,

looking up a building with strong vertical lines made by concrete shapes on theglass is reflecting strong blue colour

below: The ghostly look of reflected light

light reflecting off a glass building and landing on a black wall on the building beside it

looking up a tall building that is black on the exterior and has light reflected from a glass building beside it.

below: A single pole and its shadow, alone on a wall.

sun shining on a wall, one post with a sign on it is in the picture, along with its shadow

sun shining on a wall, one post with a sign on it is in the picture, along with its shadow

below: Three reflected windows reserved for the president.

beige wall with greenish covering over a window, light reflected from the building beside it makes it look like a row of windows along the wall

below: A half house, a fun find.  Once this was a semi-divided house where the shared wall created the peak at the front of the house.  With its partner gone, the remaining house looks incomplete.

a semi divided house, where the house on one side has been demolished leaving half a peaked roof.

below:  A tree in silhouette seems to dance in front of the other buildings.

tree in silhouette in the foreground, buildings in light in the background,also blue sky

below: Phantom balconies, mirages on the concrete.

light reflecting from balconies along with shadows make phantom balconies on the building beside it

From a vantage point over Nathan Phillips Square, we looked down on the people as they passed by.   It was late in the afternoon so the shadows were long.    Although we were looking for interesting characters, we were also creating compositions with people, concrete lines,  and shadows as elements.

 

Three photographs are shooting from behind a low concrete wall.  One has his camera aimed downwards towards the people walking below.  The others have their cameras aimed farther out.

hunting shadows

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A group of people walking across Nathan Phillips square.  They are walking on crete and the afternoon shadows are long.

caught some!

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A group of three people walking across Nathan Phillips square.  They are walking on crete and the afternoon shadows are long.

on the diagonal

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Most of the picture is of shadows on the concrete below.  There are partial shadows of the arches over the fountain at nathan phillips square.  There are also 4 people (or parts of the people) and the long shadows that they cast.

walking over the shadow arches

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A group of young people walking across Nathan Phillips square.  They are walking on concrete.  Five guys and two girls.  Both girls are in short black dresses with black sandals.

with matching little black dresses

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A man is sitting at a table outside, on Nathan Phillips Square, late afternoon, with long shadows making patterns on the concrete

Some shadows kept still so they were easier to capture.

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photo of the railing that is made of many vertical white bars.  The railing is not straight.  There are many shadows in the picture, and many patterns, linear and diagonal, made by the white bars and the shadows.

a multitude of lines and their linear shadows

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Not all involved shadows.  Sometimes, just people in the shadow.

A group of people are either sitting on a bench, or standing beside it, in Nathan Phillips Square, beside the fountain pool

Resting by the fountain.

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Two women are walking on the concrete squares

walking between the lines

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