Every now and then I make a photograph that I love well beyond normal. This is one of them. It charms the *heck* out of me.
Let me point out some of the reasons I adore this picture.
First of all, the wall bumps. Come ON. Who does that? And why? Whatevs, they are unexpected and adorable. I want to pop them like bubble-wrap.
Then, I ask you to note the green fence and the telephone wires, how they parallel one another. (You may need to look at the Gallery version to see these properly.) Most excellent!
Please also note the extremely vertical pole, with its extremely angular shadow—which is somehow mysteriously completed at the bottom right of the frame. Awesome!
Kindly note the green green of the grass and the evergreen bushes and the sere winter brown of the rest of the trees. It’s almost as if the seasons change from the left side of the pole to the right. Freaky!
And then there’s the shadow filigree of the vines hanging down on the wall, like inverted icicle Christmas lights. Evocative!
The whole thing looks like a concrete musical score to me. It’s both abstract and not abstract.
This photo was taken with my iPhone. I wish I’d had a better quality camera with me, as the detail is not what it could be. Still: luurrrrrve it!