Stills V3

August 14, 2010

London 36

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 06:39

Hoxton, East End



  1. A little slice of life. Putting the plants out for a bit of sun and water. The awning simplifies the bottom right which helps emphasise the pair of sunbathers. The awning also splits the image into 4 which I find compositionally interesting.

    Comment by Rex — August 17, 2010 @ 20:54

  2. The awning definitely makes this a quarters rather than a layers picture. It is interesting how close in colour the *brown* cloth is to the *red* brick. There is also an interesting optical effect going on here where the figures seem to be sitting on something that is both narrow and wide.

    Very London.

    Comment by colinjago — August 19, 2010 @ 20:49

  3. Quarters, yes. A picture full of right angles and rectangles.

    Would this be interesting without the people.

    Comment by alofsm — August 20, 2010 @ 11:13

  4. Matt – I’m tempted to turn the question back on you! I wouldn’t have taken it without the people so the answer must come from a viewer.

    Comment by zavaell — August 20, 2010 @ 15:31

  5. must have the people in my view, otherwise it is a brick wall that needed more angled lighting to accentuate those bricks.

    Carefree afternoon, it is a happy picture.

    Comment by rhoehne — August 23, 2010 @ 11:18

  6. Initially I couldn’t see the bottom 1/8th of this in my RSS feeder so it looked like a couple of people sitting on a barge. That initial thought has remained even after seeing the full frame. It needs the people else another closed window – for me the left top one. Quarters and halves sit quite well on the eye so who needs thirds?

    Comment by akikana — August 29, 2010 @ 04:51

  7. Definitely the people: carving out personal space in a dense urban environment.

    Comment by doonster — September 16, 2010 @ 14:32

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