CandleAlter, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

This is from St. Mary’s church.

I like it because I took a lot of shots of the alter that day. I have about 5 others that are “straight on” type of compositions. This one is more of a risk. It’s different, that’s for sure. That’s exactly what I like about it.

You could argue that this is a “bad” picture. It’s compositionally “bad” because the candle and the alter are competing shapes. But I would disagree.

I think this image is about the competing shapes. It’s very essence focuses on how the shape of the alter is reflected in the columns and the candle. Through competing forms, we can acheive balance.

All that plus I just like it. Is it wrong to just like something, just because? I think that makes me child-like and, heck, everybody knows, kids make the best damned artists going. They are the only people who can make cool stuff out of Play-Dough anyway.

How does that annoying Sheryl Crow song go, “if it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad…” Something like that.

Until next time…


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