Too Busy

Outside Four Queens Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

This image is Exhibit A for “too busy.”

I’ve written before about my love for complex images that don’t read in an instant, simple manner. This one has every “fault” in the book. There’s no point of focus or rest. All the lines overlap or intersect. It’s contrasty out the wazoo. By any reasonable aesthetic standard it’s a mess.

I shot several images at this location, and some are much more easily resolved than this one. But this one? I adore it. There’s an itch somewhere in my brain that this picture scratches just right.

[Update: just after writing this post, I noticed the principle of order underlying this image. Yes, there actually is one. Do you see it?]

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