OLLI Photo Clubon Jul 10
What struck me about this scene while wandering the streets of Alexandria, was how different it was from so much else in the city with its new buildings and refurbished old ones. This scene, by contrast, is a space that is fairly clean and well-maintained, but not one for tourists or business. The background becomes a peek into the “real” Alexandria in the far distance. The abstract nature of the image didn’t occur to me till I got it back home on the monitor; even then, with the image enlarged and viewed close to the monitor, the photo appears to be less abstract in my eye. So, this became a good lesson in trying to view a scene in the field with two “eyes,” one real and one abstract.
Louis Mazzatentaon Jul 10
Rather stark and yet arresting image. The strong perspective of the two brick buildings drive the eye towards the background. It's all pretty abstract. White wall on left, dark wall on right and strong shadow of building on ground. I wondered about the image at first. Then was somewhat taken by it. Keep looking for these simple designs that one usually walks by without noticing. They can say something to you.