Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Concrete under a setting sun


Beyond the foliage (see previous entry), I noticed that the quality of the light is also different in a southern region. Every time I looked closely at an otherwise routine feature, I was amazed at how saturated the colors seemed to be. Maybe I was simply delusional from the salty air, but things like color and texture seemed to saturate differently in the light.

This image presented itself quite literally at my feet. We were heading home from the pool just before dinner. The late afternoon sun was casting a warm yellow tint on any white surface. The pool deck, however, remained a cool blue. The shadows seemed to stand out in stark relief much more than they had earlier in the day. So I pointed down and snapped away.

I'll bet the folks who originally built the pool never thought anyone would be capturing it in quite this manner.

Your turn: The first three words that come to your mind as you view this image are...

13 comments:

Uisce said...

It looks like a map to me. I see spain, I see... LOL, I see london, I see france... :)

Anne said...

It looks like eyeshadow I'd want to try!
I enjoy your site; the images are lovely.

Danb said...

Where's the penny?

Those are the three words that I thought of... Hope all is well carmi! Take care man.

Twist of Kate said...

Um, let's see...I can only think of two words, not very original either and those are "cool" and "coarse"

Jordan's grandma said...

my textured ceiling...

I just wanted to say thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

I love your writing.

Saving Jordan Raine

kenju said...

A map in relief......

Plain Jane said...

photoshop embossing gonebad

(okay, okay, that's really four words)

swerth said...

I'm passing out

dena said...

work, repairs, money

I work for a large construction company that specializes in concrete.

Marcia said...

I like this picture a lot more than i like the picture of the palm fronds...

here from Michele's.

Chrixean said...

Reminds me of what happens to my face when I buy cheap makeup. It also reminds me of areas in my office I keep behind a tall cabinet.... heehee

valbee said...

"Where's the spackle?"

The image itself is interesting, but if you saw the walls in my house, you'd understand. :)

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. I like it here, so I will be back!

chronicler said...

Three words: Polycontrast. Cement. Relief (as in map).