Saturday, January 05, 2013

Faded Shutters

Faded Shutters, Venice, Italy, February 2011, Nikon D5000 with DX 18-200mm VR lens, 
27mm, 1/160 sec @ f6.3, ISO 200, EV 0, no flash © Steven Crisp  [Click on the photo to enlarge]

This is a pretty dilapidated building on one of the zillion canals of Venice.  You can see the stucco and paint peeling, and I think it would be fair to say it was an unsightly building.

And yet, with a small change in perspective, I think it makes for an interesting photograph.

Sometimes, it is all about changing one's perspective in life.  Everything is relative.  If you don't like how things are, try changing the lens through which you view them.

2 comments:

Honeybee said...

I like your take on this and agree that it just a matter of changing one's perspective to see beauty where others do not.

Steven Crisp said...

The wise ones show us that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, and remarkably, exists everywhere if we just open our eyes.

I always love this video (which you've already seen, but it is always good for another visit). See the awesomeness of everyday things:

http://reflectionsofbeauty.blogspot.de/2008/06/with-eyes-to-see.html