“軍事禁地” (军事禁地 “Prohibited military land”) / Deadyard Forms / 山東省泰山 (山东省泰山 Mount Tai, Shandong Province) / 中國旅遊 (中国旅游 China Tourism) / SML.20121011.7D.09609.SQ.BW

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    On my way up to the peak, I walked by a bridge and I thought that I would check out what is underneath. I like exploring places where I am not supposed to go, and I enjoy finding abstract forms in the trash.

    Photographing trash—aka my “deadyard” series—is important to me. I do that as a reaction upon seeing photographs of beautiful people and beautiful objects which are themselves not beautiful. By choosing a subject that is intrinsically ugly, I attempt to force the viewer to react to the composition alone. If you remove the subject matter you simply see images as lines and space things will be more readily appreciated.

    This capture contains a diversity of forms which contrast each other as if they are having a dialog with each other. That is interesting to me, but I am not “normal” and as such I can never predict how “normal people” will react to the things which I like.

    # SML Data
    + Serial: SML.20121011.7D.09609.SQ.BW
    + Date: 2012-10-11 10:35:44 GMT+0800
    + Dimensions: 3456 x 3456
    + Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/2.8
    + Focal Length: ISO 100
    + Flash: Did not fire
    + Setup: Handheld
    + Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    + Lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    + GPS: 36°14'22" N 117°4'58" E (approximate. GPS unit not available)

    # Related SML Universe
    + SML Photography Blog: 2012-10-24: Forms 形: photoblog.seeminglee.com/2012/10/forms.html

    “軍事禁地” (军事禁地 “Prohibited military land”) / Deadyard Forms / 山東省泰山 (山东省泰山 Mount Tai, Shandong Province) / 中國旅遊 (中国旅游 China Tourism) / SML.20121011.7D.09609.SQ.BW

    1. borgmarc 16 months ago | reply

      I like the casual composition and the circles recurring in the picture. B&W make almost everything look like a sculpture

    2. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 16 months ago | reply

      thanks! Effortless ought to be the way things are — though I think that it looks that way mainly because a lot of effort actually went into it. :)

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