Monday, March 28, 2011

seeing blue

School Windows RS

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, 
or the light won't come in. ~Alan Alda

I must have stared at hundreds of windows over the past week or two. But, choosing one to photograph felt like choosing a personality...an outfit to wear for the day...or a political party. So many times, I would discount a particular window because it felt too corporate, too ordinary, to clean, too dirty. Then I pulled beside a local school and noticed these blue windows. Even though the building itself seems rather uniform, I felt like these windows brought the school to life. Perhaps these windows are also a reflection of how I see myself.

I'd much rather see myself as these pretty blue windows captured by DorteF. I love how personality is pouring out of these windows' soul. It leaves me curious about the type of people that live behind these walls, which brings me back to making assumptions. Alan Alda's quote above is spot on. Every once in a while we've got to scrub off our assumptions to get a fresh perspective on the world, and perhaps see even ourselves in a different light.

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos

pretty blue
pretty blue by DorteF

11 comments:

Chelsea said...

Both beautiful shots!! Love the stripes and the symmetry of the first shot and the gorgeous blue, the soft light and the vine of the second shot. That quote is perfect as well!

urban muser said...

these 2 pictures complement each other well, and i love your words. great post!

lucy said...

2 gorgeous images, both! i love the brick and turquoise combination, and the way the trees and vine soften the lines of each of the buildings. and each building has a little quirky edge -- the two tiny windows in the first, and the step-down door in the second, that give it real personality. thanks for feeding my window/door addiction again today in a very good way.

Jamie said...

Beautiful!

Kirstin said...

Oh Ashley, this is such a wonderful post, assumptions and all. And I love your windows too...all that lovely blue.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

*sigh* Loving these blues. xo tam

Linda Makiej said...

these images are stunning!!

blue elephant photography said...

love the blues!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

These two go together well. Almost opposite in colors. I love that almost hidden door that is down a few steps.

Anna said...

Both images have the wonderful rust and blue color harmony going on. Love that! Ashley, you always bring a different perspective to your posts. Thanks.

mosey said...

What a visually stunning pairing, Ashley.

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