Monday, December 1, 2008

Ottawa Photos III

These are two of my favorite images from our recent trip to Ottawa. The first is another shot of the justice building steps. Less formal than the one I posted on Saturday, but still very structured. I love the angles of the railings especially where the rear railing ends centered between the two handrails of the nearest railing. What sets this image apart is the implication of humanity...the shadow bent over the stone as the figure, off the frame ascends towards the doors.

The second shot, taken in color, the grey day and stone produce a nearly full range from white to black. The figure again is set against the geometry and line, as nearly all humanity is in a city. But the
silhouette emerges from the dark to light making this simple nearly monochromatic image come to life.