Juxtapositions, what a great word for a challenge. Even greater to find pictures that fit the bill. I went back to a trip to Solvang, CA. Going through the outdoor corridors provided juxtaposition enough if you look at the Danish building across the street from the shaded corridor. I added to the effect using Photoshop to place the entire corridor from where I was standing looking both directions.
I love framing shots. A good frame makes everything look more interesting to me. Using a close up camera lens was my favorite shot, but the wide-angle revealed more juxtaposition of old and new.
While we were there, I came across a beautiful quilt shop. the quilts hung side by side, but one quilt was a particularly good example of juxtaposition of images.
Solvang, CA is a beautiful area to visit in the spring, fall and winter. By summer the temperatures soar into the 100s, and I can barely walk around. According to my real estate sales person husband, Vince, there are currently ninety-six homes available in Solvang. Many of these are trailers starting at $59,000. Oh no, he found a house he liked for only $299,000. Fortunately for our pocketbook, neither of us bought the objects of our affections. What do you like to shop for, but rarely purchase?
This last picture I chose for the wires. The windmill created energy long ago, yet we still have to have wires to deliver it. The sun is the juxtaposition in the second picture. I just happened to notice that wires ran through this tree as well, so I tried lining up the wires for a different effect. Ok, forget the lining up! It’s the idea that counts.
I hope you like my juxtapositions. Click here for more examples.
By the way – WATCH OUT for careless quilters! This weekend we stayed in a hotel full of quilters. About ten of them ambled across the street after the light going against them turned green. I stopped to let them all cross, but the car coming over the hill behind me did not know why I stopped. By the time he did, he had just enough time to jackknife his car and screech to a stop before hitting my car. I feel grateful to be alive today, and even more grateful that I didn’t end up killing any careless quilters.