Monday, October 12, 2009

Grid #3, Intersection

This is a picture of a flood light set in the ground in front of the St. Louis Art Museum.  Getting back to the Alan Watts grid analogy, the theme here is that there are important concepts that don't fit neatly into a single category.  To understand these outliers is important because they are the key to a deeper, more universal concept that unifies two or more categories.  Malcolm Gladwell delivers a non-Zen take on this topic in his book, Outliers.

Technical: Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f1.4G, ISO 200, f/5.6 @ 1/8000s.  RAW file processed in Lightroom 2.4.  The straight photo looked a bit lifeless, so I decided to go for a silvery transformation by tweaking saturation, contrast and black levels.

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