Stainless steel 2

 Posted by on March 22, 2015  Add comments
Mar 222015
 
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In my last post I talked about how my eye was drawn to the soft glow from a seat made of stainless steel. After writing that I realised that there have been other times when the reflective properties of stainless steel have (subconsciously) caught my eye.
This image was taken in Winchester in England. We decided to call in and have a look at the cathedral. I don’t think I actually photographed the cathedral but the stainless top on a bollard that was preventing cars entering called out to me to pause and capture it.
It was the simplicity of the geometric shape that led me to capture the image – less is more. But the same person who said that, Mies van der Rohe, also said “God is in the details”. And when I printed it the details added a whole new dimension – the worn markings on the steel, the well worn screw heads, the dent in the point at the bottom and then the worn grain in the wood around the edges of the metal top.
Sorry to go on, but I love making images when I find something interesting.

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  3 Responses to “Stainless steel 2”

  1. Hii John
    You will probably think I’m crazy with this comment. What I see is the face of a dog! Two eyes and a nose on a triangular face!
    Heehee Bit silly, but we do all see different things 🙂
    Ann

    • I think most people see some sort of face when they look at the image so you are in good company but I did not want to influence a response by talking about it.

  2. I think the imperfections tell the story here. There aren’t any straight lines in nature. Apparently even space is curved. I’m betting here are dents in space/ time and worn out bits.

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