Thursday, June 30, 2005

Southern France: Roof Rack Pattern

Roof Rack Pattern

I saw these roof capping tiles oraganised into this pattern all over the place during my visit to the south of France last week. This image just had to be captured - I had no choice.

Thank you for the lively discusson yesterday regarding altering images, manipulation etc. I found all the view most interesting. It would seem that the overwhelming majority view is that changing pictures in PS is perfectly OK for blogging, perhaps with a less strongly expressed caveat that most people mention it in their write up/caption.

It is definitely true that we never capture reality anyway since we are compressing a 3D world into 2D and being heavily selective in what we capture/show.

For me, most of my photographs will be 'as seen' with a little digital darkroom, but increasingly I will be uploading altered images - particularly in the colour department.

Have a nice day!

30 Comments:

Blogger MP said...

Great pattern! Seems almost graphic.

30/6/05 06:41  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Very Eye catching pattern! With each blink, it seems as if the pattern is moving ( to me that is.. I feel like I could go into the depths of this picture.. just beautiful!) I love how you capture those simple things that many people may pass by everyday.. yet you discover to me what seems to be hidden treasures! Just amazing!

30/6/05 07:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Ian
You are the master of pattern photography.

Greets Holger

30/6/05 07:10  
Blogger Sathish N said...

This pattern is really bful and the angle is gud too :-)

30/6/05 08:51  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

I love it!

30/6/05 13:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the curve pattren...very neat !!! the light shade is also nice. adding th dept of field.

30/6/05 14:33  
Blogger lynne said...

Wow, so glad you commented on my blog and led me to your fabulous "eye"! I love photographing patterns, well, pretty much anything, but patterns really catch my eye.

30/6/05 15:14  
Blogger pk said...

Beautifull pattern, love how you look at inner beauty of everyday things which i normally wont give an eye.

30/6/05 15:24  
Blogger cube said...

ah yes, great inspiration. making me dizzy:)

30/6/05 15:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian, you take the ordinary and make so interestingly visual!

30/6/05 15:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I could have walked by this without taking a photo as well. There is something about such symetry and pattern that is compelling.

30/6/05 16:10  
Blogger Califfoto said...

Another great shot.
Thanks also for your comment on my website. I agree the statues cannot pose ;)

30/6/05 17:35  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Great shot Ian! I love it! I like perspective senseous!

30/6/05 18:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful lighting on the tiles!

30/6/05 18:14  
Blogger Kim said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I really love this pattern and the shadows created inside the tiles. I enjoy seeing photos with digital alteration, I think it is an extension of the artistic nature of the photographer.

30/6/05 18:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great shot, I heard 98% of everything you see in magazines have gone through Photoshop. I usually let people know I photoshoped a picture except for level corrections. A reparable developer does that in the darkroom so it’s perfectly natural to so digitally.

30/6/05 18:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome find. The tile pattern is perfect. Just think about the person who took the time to put this together. It had to take forever!

Great capture.

30/6/05 18:43  
Blogger A Little World of My Own said...

I noticed that a lot of people prefer to take shots of people, their favorite objects, landscapes, natural and food but not these patterns or textures.. this tells me a lot about your personality and it shows that you love LIFE! Thank you for motivating me to go out and take shots of whatever I see... Did you read "Bring it on"? Will post some more at a later date =-)

30/6/05 22:14  
Blogger Joel said...

It looks like a card castle...

30/6/05 22:56  
Blogger Suyog said...

Amazing pattern! You have got an eye for such things.

1/7/05 02:38  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

There is something M.C. Escher-ish about this shot. I half expect to see little people walking up and down the arches. The perspective, the pattern, the black lines inside each arch, where arch meets arch -- this is a fascinating shot. Mysterious looking colors too.

1/7/05 02:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmm...like scales on a gigantic goldfish! I like it! What a great series this is, Ian--you've such a wonderful eye for patterns... :)

1/7/05 03:22  
Blogger Ryan Rahn said...

Wow..that's a crazy pattern! Scrolling up and down (especially with an incrimental mouse wheel) yields some weird, dizzying, 3D results. Wonderful perspective and lines!

1/7/05 07:18  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

lovely patterns ian .. what makes it even better is the angle.

1/7/05 12:03  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Great capture! Some things just call out to be photographed, but you have such an eye for detail.

1/7/05 13:33  
Blogger makuahine said...

Where they waiting to be put on a house?

I agree that it seems to be moving, especially if I scroll with my mouse wheel - makes me dizzy! ;)

1/7/05 15:29  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

Stunning! I agree with Ryan, scrolling through the page I can see they move! Great effect!

2/7/05 15:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great pattern, the arches are great; it's almost dizzying!

2/7/05 16:39  
Blogger jkirlin said...

I know I'm behind the curve but I love this.

2/7/05 21:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian... I enjoy the simplicity of your fotos. I think capturing images that are so simple and making them into art are the mark of a great photographer. Nice work.

Abe of pinholemedia.com

3/7/05 20:52  

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