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The park: Iron fence

Shadows give us just enough information about what’s casting the shadow to form an image of what it might be. However, if you remove the source of the shadow, the viewer can only make an educated guess about what the source of the shadow might be.

I’ve called this image Iron fence, but how does the viewer know it’s a fence casting those lines and how does the viewer know it’s iron? There’s no way. Your vision of the shadow’s source becomes reliant on the photographer and there’s a possibility the photographer is messing with viewer.

In a lot of cases with photographs, the photographer should probably not be trusted. The viewer is seeing a portion of the world as the photographer wishes to present it.

All mystery about the source of the shadows aside, the contrast of the lines of the shadow against the lines of the bricks is nice.


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