Monday, March 29, 2010

Bridge Abstract

BridgeAbstract

The sun was setting last night as I was returning from a weekend assignment.  As I passed under this bridge, the warm, low light caught my eye as it illuminated the underside of the bridge.

I was tired.  In fact, I was dead meat. However, I learned a long time ago to NEVER pass up an opportunity, because I ALWAYS regret it.  Always.  I may not always get a memorable photograph, but who cares?  If I don't stop, I got nothin'.  So I sucked it up, hopped out and had some fun with it.  And I was glad I did.

6 comments:

Hindsfeet said...

so, D, do you consider yourself more of a "right brain" person or a "left brain" person? I'm looking at this photo and remembering others you've posted as well, and there seems to be a pattern of geometry here and there...

I guess I tend to be more of a "left brain" person, whereas you seem to lean the other way, from what I can tell of you in your work...am I right? (no pun intended, haha...*ba dum Pah*.)

Apart from lending good feng shui to our friendship ( ; ) ), it sheds a little more light on how you view the world, how you navigate the world...

It's a gift to see things in a way that I wouldn't normally see them...to have my eye drawn to beauty where I wouldn't normally see it, or to see it completely redefined.

You are the yin to my yang ; ), Monet meets Frank Lloyd Wright...

Dan said...

Good question, H. I'm actually more left, but I need to push myself to the right...push myself to see things that are not so literal. In my work, seeing things in a unique way is what makes me different than the next guy. Photographers are a commodity if they don't have a unique perspective (imho). Having this blog has really helped my journey to the right side of my brain. And I'm infatuated with Frank Lloyd Wright...even tho he was a complete ass. I've actually visited his home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Unfreakin' believable...

Wander to the Wayside said...

It took me a minute to focus on what I was looking at, even though you told me it was under a bridge. But once my eye and brain woke up, I was stunned. Wow! Those concrete pillors look like bamboo, don't they? Or is it just me?

Hindsfeet said...

Ok, I got it backwards...I meant that I'm more "right brained" (that's the artsy/feel-y side, right?) And you seem to be more "left-brained" (that's the logical/linear side, right?)

Right now I seem to be more of a bear of LITTLE brain more than anything else!

; )

Ron said...

You made a good choice to stop and snap, my friend. I don't know if I would've done the same.

Great capture...well worth the effort for sure! Next time, DON'T TELL U WHAT IT IS just yet!!

Dan said...

W2W, now that you mention it, I guess it DOES look like bamboo.

Ron, I like your idea. The next time I post an abstract, we'll make a guessing game out of it. And if I had YOUR money, I'd make it a cash reward!!! Hahahaha!

I hope you're keeping cool over there, man. I have your little Think Tank organizers for you when you return - 2 for you, 2 for me.