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September 15, 2008

Pipes (05120012)

Filed under: Matt — Matt Alofs @ 12:53



  1. First thought: fantastic macro of pencils. A good abstraction with lovely textures and tones. It has the simplicity that most would pass and I love that.

    Comment by Rex — September 15, 2008 @ 19:09

  2. I may not have thought “pencils” but I did think charcoal. It still seems to be about graphite: in fact, it is difficult to keep pipes in mind at all, apart from that little dribble of water. The only thing that spoils it for me, if one looks at it as an abstraction, is the surface on which they sit, which intrudes on the mood.

    Comment by John Ellis — September 17, 2008 @ 06:40

  3. a wonderful picture Matt, the slight irregularities in the way the pipes are, the differing textures of the ground and pipes keep it interesting for me.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — September 18, 2008 @ 11:14

  4. These were on my way to work for about a week, part of some flood abatement work, I think. Anyway, I kept tripping over them as they were in the path, so I decided to make something of them.

    Comment by matt — September 18, 2008 @ 12:46

  5. And something you most definitely made of them.

    I find the scale here most disorientating. The title and your text suggests large, but my mind keeps seeing small. Not even as large as pencils or charcoal.

    The texture on this nanotube scale viewing is great – including the background surface.

    Comment by Colin — September 18, 2008 @ 19:43

  6. I thought of charcoal as well. An excellent composition out of what I would have probably seen as an uninspiring subject — very impressive in that regard.

    Comment by Christina — September 22, 2008 @ 04:52

  7. Given the uniformity of much of this shot it’s the little elements of discord that come to the fore. They are not all parallel is an obvious one and then you need to look a little deeper. What on first sights looks a very uniform photograph has a deepness to it which the uniformity enhances.

    Comment by akikana — September 23, 2008 @ 06:12

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