Bob Barley  

Rectangles by Bob Barley

November 2019 - Rectangles

About the Image(s)

This new building space was built on top of a much older building. The many windows, and the color of the building contrasted against the dry blue sky, appealed to me.

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10 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
You captured an image I would have probably walked by. The pattern in the windows with the different shades really compliment the color of the building and sky. Nicely done Bob.   Posted: 11/08/2019 16:14:40
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you, Dave. Almost everyone else submitted lovely fall color shots, so this was an outlier.   Posted: 11/18/2019 22:47:52

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I agree with Dave in that I would have walked right by this without a second look. The complimentary colors and shapes are very inviting. This is one time when a cloudless sky works. Good eye.   Posted: 11/11/2019 10:27:28
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you. It was a bit out of place with all the nice landscapes, but I liked it. I think the dry sky was a large part of the attraction.   Posted: 11/18/2019 22:51:53

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Me too. Not a second glance for photography even if I had been intrigued by the odd construction. Nice spotting and a nice rendition.   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:30:39

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Wonder why everyone has shades pulled down. I would crop about an inch of blue sky to bring top of photo, leaving some blue sky, to better focus on building rectangles. Interesting that builders put condos on top of older structure.   Posted: 11/15/2019 07:03:17
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
I think the shades are down because the sun in the cloudless sky is a bit too much. It was about ten am and this side of the building faces east. There is a growing demand for housing in the downtown area and no room for new construction, so builders are planting apartments and condos wherever they can. It makes for some odd -and expensive - developments.   Posted: 11/18/2019 22:36:14

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
One idea already expressed is to possibly crop off some of the negative space on the top of the photo. I would probably add a little mid tone contrast to just the building and not the sky. Push the Sturcture in Details in Snapseed and then go into the layers of actions and just paint on the building where you could add a little more excitement.   Posted: 11/16/2019 08:14:04

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Agree with all. A tighter crop would keep the eye on the rectangles in the front. There is something in how the front
of the building is low key and that lack of contrast adds interest.   Posted: 11/17/2019 17:49:51
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your comments. I have to agree that the somewhat flat coloration of the building is interesting, and since the sky has the same featureless appearance, there is an interesting comparison of the two. Glad you liked it.   Posted: 11/18/2019 22:45:30