Fragmented

The great fascination of glass-fronted buildings is the way they create inter-relationships. A building no longer stands alone as a discrete structure, it becomes part of a complex kaleidoscopic jigsaw that changes with every step we take.

_DS79691_finalTwo days ago I showed a cream building that was subtly distorted and seen through a precise grid (click here to view). Today, a curved building with inevitably skewed lines and subtly tinted glass reflects a neighbour whose design can only be guessed at. Each pane of glass displays a different glimpse, disconnected from the adjoining panes. A pure abstract – take a step and the pattern shifts. It’s visual art on a grand scale. The city feels alive.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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20 Responses to Fragmented

  1. This is wonderful Andy!

  2. shoreacres says:

    This really is amazing. The variation among the panels is to be expected, but such variation? I can imagine a photographer taking one step to the left, two to the right, one back, one forward, two more to the left…. Which is to say, I’ll bet this isn’t your only image of the sight!

    • LensScaper says:

      This has sat on my hard drive since last July un-noticed (last summer produced a bumper crop of images) without a second look at it. And sadly I only took one image! Thankfully I do know roughly where it was and I should be able to find it again, and now I’ve seen the processed image I really must go back. Thanks Linda for the comment.

  3. oneowner says:

    I like the distortion mixed in with the parallel lines. Order and chaos in the same photo.

  4. Lignum Draco says:

    Very true. The glass building loses its identity and takes on a new persona depending on the angle.

  5. Sue says:

    Marvellous! Somewhere in London?

  6. Len says:

    Another gem to your reflection collection Andy.

  7. Chillbrook says:

    Smashing photo Andy!

  8. angelaseager says:

    I love reflections off any surface, be it glass, water, metal or plastic…it is a way of entering a whole new dimension that the majority of people overlook…

  9. mark says:

    This is one of your best building reflections yet, Andy!

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