Tuesday, August 30, 2011

object at rest


"An object in motion tends to remain in motion, and an object at rest tends to remain at rest." This physics lesson popped into my head as I pondered these images. It is easier to keep something already moving in motion, than it is to start from a stop. It is easier to remain still, than to start motion. It seems in life we are often trying to start or stop, rather than letting something rest.

Negative space in images gives your eye a break, allowing you to find the subject. You are able to linger, seeing the wonderful detail presented. In KJBehavior's handlebars, you can create a story of the bicycle, well-used and loved, as your eye remains at rest.

Objects of motion, at rest. Your eye, at rest. A great combination for interesting images, keeping the laws of physics in mind.

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World

You must have had a fun childhood

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12 comments:

Gilly said...

There's something so nice about bicycles - love the photos. And I think you're right - we're usually caught up in motion trying to stop, or we're stopped and trying to get started - rarely in a relaxed place of rest. Lovely post.

Ashley Sisk said...

I really like the imagery you used here - I love that negative space allows our eyes to fill in the story with our imagination. Great work.

gina said...

Bikes are a great subject and these images are so restful. Yes, they both get us wondering about where they've been and who's been riding them.

Elena said...

These pics are so great! Very mysterious! Again, love the negative space.

Chelsea said...
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Chelsea said...

Nice pairing of the two - nicely done! Funny, I just got done posting a bicycle shot on my blog, then popped over here and saw this! Great minds think alike :)

Kimberly June said...

Thank you for featuring my photo. The old style bike's have such a romantic feel to them. Not built for speed but for leisurely riding and enjoying the view.

Christina said...

love the beauty in these photos... and the possibility of a bicycle ride. ; )
xo

Kirstin said...

What a thoughtful post, Kat. I love the imagery, both visual and imaginary you created.

Oliag said...

Lovely post! There is something about bicycles that is difficult to photo. These are great!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

kat, this is such a perfect pairing and i love how you've tackled physics! And I agree whole-heartedly...negative space gives room for the details : )

urban muser said...

love these photos kat!

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