January 13, 2005
Dots in the dark

Slack day at Samizdata, and this evening, I was taking it up, which left no time for here, so here is a recent favourite photo, which will not be to all tastes, on account of it being blurry and dark and insufficiently of anything. But this is my blog and I like it.

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What I like is the way the dots look so painted. Click to get them bigger.

Here are the dots on the right in close-up, nearly full size:

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We have entered a world of pure machine reaction here, having almost no connection with how it looks to the human eye. But in a good way, I think.

Why is it that I have so much more respect for my photos when they look almost like abstract paintings, than I do for actual abstract paintings? What's that about?

By the way, what it is is lights seen across the river Thames, at night. And there was you thinking it was lunchtime.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 11:55 PM
Category: Photography