Looking a lot like
angry eyes, nose, furrowed brow,
this abstract photograph,
stark with geometric simplicity
and subtly shaded perspective
is a relatively ordinary shot
of a hyper-ordinary subject -
the portico of a building
past which dozens of workers
rush every day to make a living.
In the fuller original photo below
you can see the converging lines
of the post and headers;
and beyond the portico to the left
the amazing blue tone of reflected moonlight
on white stucco.
The optical illusions caused by the
play of light and shadow
with the straight lines
drawn to a central focal point -
that's what caught my eye.
Taken 14 January 2011.