A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Patterns and Shapes

with 10 comments


This abstract is actually the grate over a water drainage line just outside my apartments. Once I had my groceries inside I came back out into the wind and snow to see what I could create.


Written by Monte Stevens

December 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Art/Design

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  1. Framing is perfect Monte, I really like this one. 3D feel that wars with a flat feel to it. I always have a problem with shooting in the snow and start thinking Kandinsky and the whole white on white painting thing. I love it when someone puts snow in perspective for me.

    Ray Ketcham

    December 30, 2009 at 1:11 am

    • Thanks, Ray! I have trouble shooting in the snow also but mostly because of the cold. 🙂 It wasn’t too long after this image the school kids came home, had a snowball fight and this scene was no longer the same. Have a super day!

      Monte Stevens

      December 30, 2009 at 7:20 am

  2. Love the patterns – well seen and captured, Monte.

    Faye White

    December 30, 2009 at 3:19 am

  3. Keeping the eyes open, nice shot.


    December 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    • Thanks, Don. I’m learning to see with my eyes and not just look.

      Monte Stevens

      December 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

  4. Monte, I like that you framed in on the diagonal. As Ray K. implied it really gives depth to what otherwise could have seemed a flat shot. Well done!


    December 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    • I walked about 180 degrees around this grate and this is the angle I liked best. Glad you guys did too. Thanks!

      Monte Stevens

      December 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

  5. I love images like this . . . especially in the snow! Cold these days, isn’t it?

    Chris Klug

    December 31, 2009 at 1:39 am

  6. […] while they were walking around in the snow. I had been taking images of the snow on the water grate so she asked me to take a few photos with her camera. I gladly did and even took a few snapshots […]

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