June 7, 2011
As a lot of our members can tell you, travel photography is art. The hastiest snapshot can stand alone beside a classical painting, provided it demonstrates a novel sense of aesthetics. Photographers -- including the best – have built entire careers on toying with depth and perspective. As if to drive home the point, our very own lavenderdays, on a recent trip to England, snapped a couple of tricked-out photos that make this clear by themselves. Our Photos of the Week are tripping the light fantastic.
Walking on a beach, you wouldn't be shocked to find a spiral in the sand. Standing atop a staircase, however, you would, which is why this photo of Somerset House is a little unnerving for the viewer. It doesn’t hurt that the steps are white and the banister is the color of seawater.
Photo by lavenderdays
The 2012 Olympics logo is a jumble of diamonds and zigzags. When lavenderdays saw the countdown clock in London, she made a bid to capture its monolithic beauty. And you thought Beijing knew how to get you excited.
More Photos of the UK
Photos of London
Photos of Edinburgh
Photos of Cardiff
Posted by tdbeckwith (Thomas Beckwith)