Monday, June 30, 2008
I'd love to say there was some deep emotional message to impart here... but I just can't find one! There's just this restaurant guy putting up the menu and some bike just lying there (not his) with the lock abandoned next to it. The shot's more perplexing than anything else I can see.
Just why is that bike just lying there? I guess I'll never know.
Compositionally, I was worried this shot was a bit busy, but I cropped as much as I was comfortable with, and managed to rein in the unruly bits. The bottom and bottom right side of the picture are nicely hemmed in by the pleasing curve of the kerb, which also frames the expired bicycle. The pavement going into the distance on the right with the receding black poles provide the sense of depth and the flowered balcony closes off the top left.
I've zapped up the colours as usual to increase the sense of irreality (which I just invented) as I often do as part of my style/theme (transport).
You got to have a theme, y'know? Coz if you don't have a theme... how you gonna have a theme speak for you?!
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