oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “details

Which side is up?

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What I see is a recessed ceiling alcove with little circular windows surrounding a chandelier that hangs at the top of a circular staircase. What I think is this view is disorienting!

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Every orientation

presupposes a disorientation.

– Hans Magnus Enzensberg 


Little Details

What I see is a goose. What I think is there are trees reflected on his bill.

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You can see a lot

just by observing.

– Yogi Berra


something pretty to look at

What I see is the side of a building that would be rather nondescript if it weren't for several of these little indentations placed at intervals along the wall. I thought it was interesting that someone paid to have a railing put here that serves no functional purpose. What I think is that wild animals don't decorate their spaces for the specific purpose of having something pretty to look at.

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Many animals build their own homes,

but humans are the only species

that have fabricated

an entirely new habitat for themselves.

Of course, I kind of like how the old one is decorated.


Idgie’s feet

Another detail photo. What I see here are Idgie's feet; he was a percher. He was also a loving, independent, fierce, roving, fun, loyal, spunky, confident, wonderful cat. That's why we named him Idgie. What I think is a picture is worth a thousand memories.

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Memory is the diary

that we all carry about with us.

– Oscar Wilde


a section of fence

What I see is a small section of the fence that surrounds a church in downtown Fredericksburg. For some reason, I find the repetition of dark shapes against the cool green background very relaxing. What I think is the detail is as interesting as the whole.

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It’s the little things that are vital.

Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden


details

I've been thinking about details recently. What I see in this photo is a detail shot of a little metal tea pot. I've always liked this picture, the shiny metal, the matte feel of the black wooden handle and how it fades into insubstantiality. What I think is the cut and curves of the metal plate seem beautiful, almost a work of art.

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Art is beauty,

the perpetual invention of detail,

the choice of words,

the exquisite care of execution.

– Theophile Gautier