playing with images from husband’s photos
attracted by pattern and colour
cropping and creating another world
later: came across somewhat similar images taken almost four years ago
January 7, 2014 in Photoworks, Urban by Marja-Leena
The third photo especially appeals to me. I can see so many textures and forms in it: a wonderful world indeed.
Olga, I’m so delighted that you see these with the same eyes as I do.
It isn’t the hexagon shape as such that caught my eye, but the function served by the ‘closest possible packing’ arrangement of the tubes. The question then is, what was the function of the pipes? Were they heating pipes inside an industrial boiler? They appear to perform some kind of heat transfer function, but perhaps I’m wrong.
Tom, I expected someone was going to ask a challenging technical question and I’m not surprised it is you! Still, I had to ask my husband again to give me the correct words for it: a tubular heat exchanger in a sugar crystallizing pan. I believe you will know what that means 🙂
I rather like the evanescent shimmering colours in the third – unplumbed depths of meaning in the machined world .
Susan, that is the main attraction for me too and that it adds such beauty to an otherwise cold industrial object.
I love the creeping honey colours in the second and third … delicious and
I’ve just found your print gallery via Olga’s blog. Your fragments prints are beautiful.
Hello Margaret, thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting.
This reminds me of some of your insect photographs–how gold takes over and adds an aura to something that is dead.
Marly, that is interesting and so observant of you, thank you! I did not think of that association!
The three are actually a sort of sequence of emergent gold, aren’t they? The gold slowly comes on until in the last it has a kind of life…
Marly, yes, that is what I was aimig for in the selections of photos and the cropping. Glad it worked.
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