Stills V3

January 18, 2009


Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 11:01

Postboxes, The Hague, January 2009

Last one from me for a couple of weeks, as I’m off on vacation.



  1. Three gaps in the wall. Three skirting tiles along the bottom. Three recognizable object on the pavement. So why only two post boxes? A wonderful street landscape and just a tad unbalancing with the numbers at play(not the composition).

    Comment by akikana — January 19, 2009 @ 08:22

  2. I’m not as mathematically numerate as Akikana so I’ll just stick with seeing an L. To use that dreaded word, there is is also a juxtaposition of the modern and the old. It’s a pity that the ground is uneven where the boxes are standing as the picture depends to quite a large extent on the graphic, and the lean of the boxes upsets the cleanish lines. But then that might be deliberate: new wine in old bottles. I’m not sure I could take the colour of the bricks for too long but that is dictated by history and not the camera.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 20, 2009 @ 07:56

  3. I like the top window. Interesting shapes in there. The rhythm with the smaller window below works well too – almost like water dripping down the scene.

    Comment by Gordon — January 21, 2009 @ 01:17

  4. I think that there might be a stronger picture here in the vertical three than in the three plus two L. The strong colour of the boxes demands attention and I’m then held in that bottom right corner and get hung up on the uneveness of the ground.

    Comment by Colin — January 21, 2009 @ 22:37

  5. Interesting how cold this scene feels in spite of the red on those boxes. All those rectangles broken up by two prominent circles holds me, but ultimately it’s a lifeless spot that makes me want to rush on by. (That’s about me, not the photograph.)

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 22, 2009 @ 00:38

  6. The sentinel bins guarding the wall!

    Judges like odd numbers, so I’m sure the 2 bins would get commented upon. An extra bin could appear courtesy of the clone tool but I’m happy with 2!

    Comment by Rex — January 23, 2009 @ 19:19

  7. there is a lot of wall there which is all texture, if it were without texture it may not of worked as well as it has here with texture.

    The 2 pos boxes hit me with colour but it is the windows and wall texture that I keep on looking at.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 24, 2009 @ 19:50

  8. The composition is fine, but I find myself wishing for something more interesting or in tune with those circular windows and the brick wall than two modern, garish red boxes.

    Comment by Christina — January 25, 2009 @ 01:09

  9. The more I look at my own image, the more I realise i should have straightened it – the rotation annoys me.

    Christina – that tension between the old wall and the new boxes was what drew me to the scene originally.

    Comment by doonster — February 1, 2009 @ 12:49

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