Where is that button for “seeing”? This image found me on the way to the pharmacy, suffering from a heavy cold and otherwise pretty much oblivious for everything going on around me. For sure I was not in a deliberate state of “heightened awareness” (to quote the Landscapist, here), but perhaps that flu induced tunnel vision just helped me to blend out the unnecessary things and “just see”. Don’t know if that’s a reasonable explanation, however it for sure is not a recipe to be followed voluntarily.

On a side note: If you look at the large version of the image (by clicking on it), make sure you get the full size by clicking on the “square with arrow” symbol to get the original size instead of a browser-calculated downsized version.

Three Windows

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6 thoughts

  1. I like this a lot. The weird color of a dreary day really sets a mood. On the seeing part, being somewhat distracted can, counter-intuitively, be helpful. If successful pictures came from step by step linear progression, following rules of composition and so forth, then you wouldn’t want to be distracted from carefully following the set of rules. A little distraction can sometimes be helpful. Not that having the flu is the sort of distraction you want…

    1. Carl, this is probably a similar mechanism to the often propagated “letting loose”. You can’t force creative results, and to prepare the ground for them a certain relaxed approach can have probably a similar effect as my flu.

    1. We could well start a rhetorical and philosophical discussion on this sentence, Juha. It’s a bit similar to that famous “all Greeks are liars, sait a Greek”, because, if I get it right, the statement “there are no rules” is a rule in itself :))
      Thanks for the positve feedback!

    1. Marcie, thanks. In fact the alignment of the windows was the first thing I noticed – hence the title – but immediately followed by the wonderful tree, forming almost an umbrella over the grass. And everything was tinted by that pale, faint light, which was a bit difficult to re-gain in postprocessing.

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