Down by the lake
the weather-vane looked so elegant against the pale blue of the sky.
As if on cue, the three birds flew by in perfect harmony,
following the rounded shape of the arc.
The white bell-tower cut out against the deep blue
allows us to study every detail without surrounding distractions.
I'm especially drawn to that suspended bell.
This type of capture is one in which space intensifies the experience of form.
Sometimes it is form which intensifies our experience of space.
In this image, the space becomes the part which is framed by the form
of the structure.
Sometimes, we aren't quite sure which element is showing off the other
to its best advantage.
I feel that the form of the metal sculpture
really brings us into contemplating
the space of the sky, with more space appearing between the lines.
I feel that the sky and the space complement each other just about equally here.
The chain is a really strong element here
and the colour and space of the water really shows all the details of the chain.
Some images are wonderfully contemplative.
I feel calm just looking at this one.
I was standing under a Weeping Willow tree
and watched those dainty branches blow in the wind.
A large stone structure seems to be swallowing the sky!
A tender moment against the rocks at the lake's edge.
Closer to home - and on one of my walks.
An expanse of cobblestones
with a single oak leaf in the golden light of late afternoon.
The simplicity of the grey, textured space of the roadside
brings those beautiful leaves into our line of vision.
Even the urban chimneys have their place of honour.
This one is in my neighbourhood and provides the city with its heating.
Natural gas is used and is therefore non-polluting for our environment.
The smoke is simply water vapour which soon disappears into the air.
This is the same chimney taken in the early evening.
You make well ask why it is pink?
Well, during the Christmas period, right up to the New Year,
this chimney is illuminated by different coloured lights reflected at its base.
I happen to rather like the pink reflection shown here.
The lights at the top act as a warning to the helicopters
when they land on the roof of the nearby hospital.
I am taking an online class with Kim Manley Ort
Our exercise this week was recognizing the importance of space and form
and the roles they play.