Thursday, April 09, 2009

seeing things one way and another

Often enough I've been disappointed to see pole-slung phone and power lines marring photos I've framed in the viewfinder. But, as with so much of my experience, what's noise on one occasion can be music on another. I recall a museum show I saw once that paired an artist's painting with a photo of the same scene. One American of Winslow Homer's generation, I forget which, painted a New England port village with a powerline pole leftish off-center. The photo showed no such pole.

Some photographers have a sense of the same aesthetic I think. As for example:

The second comes from Raysoda, the rest from Flickr.

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