Reduced to Abstract

When you get up close to some ‘objects’ you start to lose all sense of scale and, in addition, the concepts of perspective and depth are diminished.

What is this? Three clues – It’s on the south coast. It’s a place where you eat. It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Some of you will know the answer by now. Maybe some of you have resorted to Google for the answer. And I’ve deliberately not tagged it!

Two earlier posts will show a more conventional view. Click here, and then here. In that order. The first post shows this building about ten years ago, the second post was shot last year. Rust has weathered the structure (although, I would have to say that my earliest images were probably not entirely accurate colour-wise). And, for that matter, neither is today’s image, but it is the tonal range rather than strictly accurate colour balance that creates the image.


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'.
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10 Responses to Reduced to Abstract

  1. shoreacres says:

    Well, I hope you’re not insulted, but… the very first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo was… this. I think I know where Mack’s boomerang — and its prototypes — landed!

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  2. Sue says:

    I must find the East Beach CafΓ© one day, off season…..


  3. Good idea to post a link to overall pictures of the building. It’s quite unique. And I really like this close-up and the rich palette of tones. πŸ™‚


  4. bluebrightly says:

    This architecture/sculpture is well worth exploring again and again. I like seeing all the images, thanks for the links.


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