Saturday, July 5, 2014

Car art . . .

Walking through a parking lot the other day, I saw the back of this really colorful car and, thinking of my upcoming class where one of the lessons is "car art," I had to stop and shoot.

What caught my eye was the big, bold red and chrome triangular form of the car's taillight, so I filled my frame with just that, composing to emphasize the diagonal lines and the triangular form.

Later, in Photoshop, I noticed how part of the taillight looked sort of like a bird's beak and eye. I cropped the image into a square, which really emphasizes the bird vibe.

Which version is better? I like them both. There's more horizontal movement in the original photo, but more "birdyness" in the second.

Either way makes me happy.

©Carol Leigh