Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Why This Building?

 
 
This old building sits on a busy road near the center of town.  I've passed by it thousands of times and have never seen anyone around it.  I have always meant to stop and take a picture of it but the time was never right for me  -  until this week.
 


Later that day someone asked me what I took pictures of -  did I do portraits or landscapes she wanted to know.  When I showed her this picture she asked why I would want to take a picture of this building.   It's hard to explain to some people why you are attracted to a scene like this instead of a "pretty" view.

The simple answer is  -  I just like it.   I like everything about it -  the texture, the peeling paint, the colors and the door. 

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19 comments:

  1. I would have snapped that photo too - I love the texture of the old walls on that building

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  2. I like it because of the textures so I do understand why you wanted to take it.

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  3. Me too! I love the shapes and textures you've captured, a stunning shot :)

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  4. The textures you captured are amazing. I love a good textured subject too, but you're right, sometimes it is hard to explain to those who may not understand.

    But as a photographer and an artist, I think what's important is that you like it, that is all that matters :)

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  5. I totally understand why you would want to take this picture. It's terrific, by the way. Things don't have to be classically beautiful to be of worth. This is a great example of that.

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  6. Hee-hee! I would have taken this photo, or at least my version of it, too. I never know what to answer when someone asks what I take pictures of. I guess the most direct answer would be "everything"!

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  7. I love this shot! I think it is pretty. Maybe it's not a conventional type of pretty, but I think it is lovely.

    Visiting from Tuesday Muse :)
    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  8. So many different textures and colors going on in this photo Stephanie -- I totally get why you captured it. xo

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  9. A photo is often more than a pretty face! I love the lines, textures, and colors in this old building - the character of age.

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  10. I, too, love that building! It's beautiful. Your photo of it is suitable for framing. What a gorgeous work of art.

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  11. I love old buildings especially doors and windows. Someone told me once that indicated a desire for escape...I dunno, I just like them. Love your photo.

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  12. I came across this quote earlier today and it totally applies to your post today: "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." I totally get what you see!

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  13. Definitely picture worthy - art in our everyday surroundings. Some people just don't have the eye to notice it - getting into photography also has a way of opening our eyes to the simple and beautiful.

    Fantastic location by the way!

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  14. You obviously have an artistic eye! Anybody wondering why that "old building" is missing out on little-old everyday miracles!

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  15. I'm visiting from Tuesday Muse. I think the photo is wonderful. Like you, I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I like this shot too! :) There are a couple places like that around town that I've wanted to stop at...thanks for the reminder to do so!

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  17. I also love the texture and the color. Great capture!

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  18. I'm drawn to these scenes too. They seem to have so much character and I love making up the back stories to go with them. This is a fantastic shot and processed wonderfully.
    Visiting from Tuesday Muse.

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  19. Oh I understand why you stopped. It's fabulous and has such character.

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