A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

I never saw it

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This image came up unexpected. By that I mean I did not see this or envision it. What caught my attention was the late afternoon light. We had rain and overcast skies all day until late afternoon when the clouds broke and the sun came out casting long shadows. I saw the light against the bulding and grabbed my camera. I honestly did not see the window until I looked through the view finder and then it was all I could see. I moved around placing it in various positions in the frame while keeping my reflection out of the window. I also expected to convert it to black and white but I do like the subtle soft hues instead. I settled on this one and ran it through Topaz Adjust. I never saw it coming.


Written by Monte Stevens

April 27, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Architecture, window

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  1. Bravo. I don’t always fall for geometric studies, but this one makes me very happy. I am glad you didn’t go black and white. The softness that is added by the color brings a kind of gentleness that somehow comes through as a soft smile. Somehow black and white would have rendered it stern.

    I also appreciate your mentioning that you didn’t see the window in the beginning. I love those surprises.

    Your last couple of posts have me super-eager for warmer weather and my long outdoor excursions, camera in hand.

    Anita Jesse

    April 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    • Thanks, Anita, and have enjoyed having you posting again and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed this image. It’s not spectacular but it was such a surprise to me. I love that. And, yes, I’m looking forward to the warmer weather, even though we are expecting a frost tonight.

      Monte Stevens

      April 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm

  2. It’s a wonderful composition, Monte. There’s such balance in both the shapes and forms as well as the color and tones. A fine job putting this one together!


    April 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    • I look at it today and wonder why I posted it. But it truly is about the lines and placement. It’s part of this learning curve we’re all on.

      Monte Stevens

      April 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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