We All See Differently

Sometimes it's hard to say why something grabs our attention, but I'm convinced that (at least as visual artists), there are certain things that do. And what grabs me may not grab someone else. It's like photo competitions: Sometimes you really have no clue why a judge picks an image. But something spoke to their sense of design, vision, humor or whatever.

Photo: ©Lee Anne White

Photo: ©Lee Anne White

I suspect this would be one of those images: Some might be drawn to it as I was. Others, well, it might not do anything at all for them. No doubt, there is certainly nothing dramatic going on here. Yet I was drawn to the simplicity of the composition, the patterns and lines and the slightly muted colors. I believe there are elements that make this image work: the tilted angle of the street sign, which helps to break the pattern of verticle lines; and the unevenness of the grass along the bottom (as compared to the otherwise straight lines in the image). Or perhaps it is the parking sign with its odd hours located in what does not even appear to be a parking lot. Each of these are subtle elements that provide interest to me in an otherwise common scene.