It’s been a long, cold, almost cruel Winter in this part of the country but it has it’s beauty too. The snow cover really simplifies some scenes and the constant overcast light is very pleasing in photos. This old cinder block building has been through some difficult times I think. The top photo shows it’s been patched with a different kind of block than the original construction. I can’t even begin to guess the age of it.
I really like the second one… Simple and fantastic!
That first one’s a doozy. Wait ’till Melinda sees those rectangles!
I know! They are excellent rectangles.
(But in addition to the rectangles, I really like the second shot and the way the tenacious plants cling to the wall.)
Thanks, Mel and Linda. This ia a type of photo I really like and enjoy taking yet I don’t do as much as I used to. Probably because I live in the sticks now and don’t come across scenes likee this everyday.
But even in the sticks, you still live Where Life is Worth Living!
I really like that first image best. The peeling paint, the contrast in color and style of the bricks.Then there is the crumbling facade at the top that seems like a plaster type of finish. Lots of textures here to love.
Thanks, Jimi. It almost looks like a selective color image but the red blocks really stand out on the white building in the snow.
I love these images – very beautiful. I also like the way you are appreciating the beauty of the weather conditions even though you are enduring a long cold Winter. The soft light and lack of distraction are useful features with snow – similar to that with fog.
Thanks, Meanderer. The snow coverage does simplify things as does the overcast sky. I like the overcast skies for shooting for that reason.
Me too. Although I love bright sunshine, I struggle to photograph anything effectively in it.
What a fascinating pair of images, Ken. I would like to hope that I would have spotted these too. Apart from the thin baseline of snow in the first there is no other indication of winter, except of course that predominantly the feel is of coldness, relieved in the first by that rectangle of orange cinder block.
Thanks, Andy. The orange on the blocks really surprised me on this bleak day. It might have been a doorway that was patched but it certainly didn’t look original. Anyway, it photographed well.
These two images work beautifully together. Especially the way the wooden panel ties them both together. Great find, perfect execution Ken.
Thanks, Cedric. Anytime I find myself waiting for someone or something, I look around to see if I can find something visually interesting. As it turns out, you can find something almost anywhere.
Really beautiful. Winter does have its charms!
It does, but it wears out it’s welcome if it stays too long.