Wednesday, November 2, 2011

transformation


As light moves through or reflects off surfaces, it is transformed. On my recent trip to downtown Chicago, I was fascinated by the light reflecting off of the skyscrapers, creating directional light where no light should be. All the wrong angles and directions, this skyscraper-light is different than true sunlight, transformed by the reflection. This back alley was a prime example, with bright light streaming down through the buildings in the direction opposite the sun. It was a fascinating exercise to capture the light and shadows here, and observe the different qualities of the light.

For similar reasons, I was entranced by christinellen's image below when I came upon it in the pool. Her capture of the light transforms this every day object into an abstract work of art. All light and lines.

Whether it's the diffuse light of heavy clouds, or sunlight reflected by towering skyscrapers, the light transforms the world around us. There is always something new to see, in the light.

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World

Kinda looks like what we might see when we die...

Kind looks like what we might see when we die... by christineellen

8 comments:

Kirstin said...

Kat, I will be looking at skyscrapers in a totally different way now! Love this post.

Gilly said...

Fabulous picture, Kat, and I like the light at the end of the tunnel one, too.

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful pairing. I love both shots.

Christian said...

Love the lines in both of these photos!

shirley said...

Awesome light in both. Great perspectives, too. So true - the light is everything.

Anna said...

It is fascinating how light can transform things in such unexpected ways. I love the abstract and dramatic quality of both these captures!

esra said...

wonderful post and great photos...Love the light and the lines in both.

Christina said...

bravo kat! oh the light in these moved me. xo

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