Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blue Tile

I'm not the biggest fan of modern art, particularly abstract art. While I appreciate the modern artist's skill and artistic ability, I usually have difficulty understanding the abstract piece's meaning or message. However, abstract photography is very interesting to me. Finding a single subject and using the camera lens to zoom in to photograph it so it is unidentifiable from its original format is challenging and revealing. Take this close-up of the blue tiles in a courtyard fountain at Union Station in Los Angeles. A full photograph of the fountain would not reveal the beauty of these bright, blue tiles; its color would be completely lost in a larger composition. Only the bubbles at the lower right side of the photograph hint at the presence of water, and the true identity of the subject.

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