Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Southern France: Tile Study

Tile Study: Intersection
Tile Study: Intersection

Tile Study: Diagonal
Tile Study: Diagonal

Tile Study: Straight
Tile Study: Straight

Whilst in the South of France last week I got the opportunity to look down on a roof top so I took three photos to show aspects of this.

Somebody asked about my thought procees and how I make pictures. For yesterday's I saw the shot and thought about is for a day or two then took several shots using a tripod and a variety of shooting conditions to get the best shot - the lighting was not the simplest. For today's I saw the intersection which I took first and thn took Digonal and Straight in that order. These were the only three frames I took without tripod and then moved on to something else. Hope that helps.

I am pleased with the intersection and the straight since they both have points of interest; intersection with the strong diagonal and the straight with the broken tile optimally placed within the frame. The diagonal ought to be a stronger composition than the straight, but I was careless and misplaced the broken tile - shame really.

Have a great Tuesday!


Blogger Califfoto said...

These shots rock...
Love the patterns and the simplicity of your work.
BTW, I was refered to your site through Fred.
Looking forward to see more of your work

28/6/05 04:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting study! You have a good eye about your thinking where the broken piece of tile should be. Nicely composed.

28/6/05 05:16  
Blogger vishnoi said...

nice shots! like the intersection one the best. first thought is that it might be an image, or a digital transformation!

28/6/05 06:09  
Blogger Unknown said...

you do such a great job at making the simplest things look great

28/6/05 06:16  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Wow wow wow! Great compositon.. the strong lines make this photo inviting. I love your creative thought, of diagnol lines as well! Amazing!

28/6/05 06:25  
Blogger MP said...

The diagonal is my favorite of these three because the broken stone is not ideally placed:-)
and diogonal looks more interesting then straight.

28/6/05 06:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great presentation. It's nice to see all 3 at once. I wish my blogging software had this feature.

As far as my favorite? I would have to pic Intersection. Great lines and patterns, but I also like the Diagonal.

Great series.

28/6/05 10:29  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Very unusual take on the subject! I like the intersection the best.

28/6/05 12:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You photograph gladly geometrical forms? I like the Intersection study.

Greets Holger

28/6/05 12:48  
Blogger pk said...

Awesome shots, my fav is the intersection. Creats lot of intrest to the eye.

28/6/05 13:57  
Blogger cube said...

oh lovely. interesting texture and smooth colors.

28/6/05 14:12  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Fantastic, Ian! I love so much the first and third (1 and 3). Colours are divine.
Great photographic work! And good minimalist art!

28/6/05 14:12  
Blogger Potpourri said...

My favourite is the intersection. Nice warm colors.

28/6/05 14:23  
Blogger Sidney said...

Thanks for explaining your thought process. I made some trials of abstract pictures a few days ago but I need to confess that I am not happy with the results. Maybe I need to learn to "see" again...
Probably I need to stick to my style.

I like the broken tile in this serie.

28/6/05 14:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very neat roof tiles texture. i like the intersection. the join in the middle look great almost perfectly connect. i see them moving around in your flickr flash badge. kinda cool !!
btw my last post is a pasta spoon shadow. :-)

28/6/05 15:47  
Blogger August95 said...

Very nice shots. I also like the intersection shot. Not only is it interesting but it does not show the broken tile and we can pretend it is not there.

28/6/05 16:41  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

I just love the warmth of the colors in the tile.

28/6/05 18:00  
Blogger makuahine said...

They are all very nice shots :)
Thanks for sharing! I am interested by the tiles, I don't have anything like that, just boring shingles!

28/6/05 20:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great series! I think the intersection is my favorite. Thanks for telling us your thought process!

28/6/05 22:07  
Blogger AlohaMamma said...

Loved the way how you described about the photos and it is an accurate process you made.. I wish I could say the way you do..English is my second language..*SIGH* You have a wonderful day, my friend!

28/6/05 22:29  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

No images at all here - Flikr must be misbehaving again! Anyway, I know these are great shots because I already looked at them!

28/6/05 23:28  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

nice earthy colors and interesting patterns. i like the intersection the best.

29/6/05 00:06  
Blogger .bk said...

Ooooooooh, warm colours. I'm with the yay-intersection-camp. Trés geniale!

29/6/05 00:28  
Blogger Kim said...

These are wonderful. I love the earthy colors, the texture and the composition. I've just discovered your work and really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing!

29/6/05 01:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Ian, now you get my take on this. I'm sure you're all giddy inside just thinking about it. I just don't see eating pizza, drinking beer, and looking at artsy shots like this. If the guys found me pondering the complexities of this, they'd smack me upside the head and tell me to get a life.

Of course, I've never been known for my great taste. I'm thiking of doing an entire week of photos of blacklight Velvet Elvis paintings.

29/6/05 02:02  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you for your comments.

gnb - sorry you do not like the picture adn even sadder that you do not like pizza and beer :-) You worry too much about the opinion of others it seems! I am very much looking forward to your Velevet Elvis series although I have to say that it is not to my taste and I am sure some of my friends would have something to say about it too. ;-)

29/6/05 04:58  
Blogger Michael Salone said...

Great shots! Not sure if you saw that I really like these tiles a lot!

29/6/05 20:33  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

A good example that the most simple subjects (well in this case, objects) can turn into great pictures under the right eye...
I agree with you, the srtaight one, and the intersection are by far more appealing than the diagonal one.

29/6/05 21:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is fantastic! a lot of depth and rich colors.

29/6/05 21:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a big fan of diagnols, and I think my favorite is the intersection, then diagnol.

2/7/05 16:41  
Blogger KMJ said...

These are some of my favorites. Old, worn tile has such a nostalgic feeling for me. And strangely, I've been thinking a lot about tile roofs over the last few days. Odd, I know, but it's what I think about. LOL!

2/7/05 23:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like this series of images. They have all of the things that make a photograph interesting to me -- an exploration of pattern, texture, tones, color, form. Nice.

4/7/05 14:39  

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