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012/2011 colourful details

012/2011 colourful details, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Which do you find more important, the big picture or the little details? At work, I’m usually a quick grasper of broad overviews, and easily get tired of fussing over little details. With photogaphy, though, I’ve noticed that it’s often little, seemingly detached, details that draw my eye, and make me want to arrange them into an interesting composition.

Today it snowed all day again. I went out during my free lesson, for a bit of fresh air, and to get some pictures before the last trace of the afternoon light would fade away. It was the orange in the knitted pole cover (part of the community art project of our school) that popped into my vision at first. That led my eyes to the red car, and finally to the repeating orange window panes of the primary school, in the distance. Looking through the camera lens, I also liked the vertical repetition with the pole and then the trees in the background.

In the end, it’s not a big picture versus small details. The two actually go hand in hand.

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4 Responses to “012/2011 colourful details”


  1. January 13, 2011 at 13:08

    Good to see you take care of poles so well. I really like it – colours, texture, pattern.

  2. January 13, 2011 at 21:01

    Poor poles would get cold otherwise 😉

  3. 3 Susan van Gelder
    January 16, 2011 at 05:53

    First time I have seen dressed up poles – interesting idea! I do like the way you have sought out whatever colour you could – winter is so white.

  4. January 17, 2011 at 19:45

    Winter sure is white – I’m craving for colour everywhere these days!


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