Thanks Mike...yes, the church is in the background. I have another photo of this scene with a slightly different perspective that places more emphasis on the church, but doesn’t have quite the same depth as this one.Great lines! Is the church the building in the background?
Thanks AlexI prefer the BW version. Very nice.
Thanks Lyndee...and I very much appreciate your feedback.Glenn - I love the image, and definitely prefer the BW version. I'll be honest, though. I'm not a fan of the stick in the foreground. Personally, for me, my eye gravitates to that first, rather than to the church which is the main subject. I do like the well (?) in the foreground; it's just the stick...
Other than that, I'm loving the photos of your latest trip.
Thanks Bart...maybe more viewers will automatically see the long stick as a ladder. I hope so!I figured it was a ladder the moment I saw the image. Don't ask me how
And indeed, it was automatically accepted as part of the scene.
A beautiful b&w with the structures and sharp shadows.
That and the adobe church building look exactly as what I would expect from this area.
(only seen in photos and films)
Thanks Karen...maybe the right side looks higher because of the mountain range out there on the horizon. I'll have to take a closer look.Beautiful composition and I, too, prefer the B&W rendition. I know it is level, but to me it feels like the right side is just a wee bit higher.......
And that's what I did at the scene...looked right past it. I had already seen one woman go up and down the ladder to explore the kiva. I found the line it provided to be an important element of the composition. But, I can also see how someone might not realize what it is and how that introduces a distracting element into the scene.Knowing what the "stick" is I guess I looked right through/past it, accepting it as part of the scene. I rather like it as it provides a counterpoint to the "ramps" on the church.
My eyes did initially jump to the "stick" as it does dominate the scene but was able to accept and take it in.
I did wonder why they stuck a stick in the hole and thought it must have been used to slide down in ... like a fireman's pole!
Thanks. I had gathered it was a ladder from the explanation given when I made my post. Hence the wrapping of the word in quotes in the first sentence.It's a ladder