Thursday, January 04, 2007

Barbed Wire

Sometimes beauty emerges from the details. Nothing about a chain-link fence with a barbed wire top would seem appealing, and yet this close-up shot creates a much different effect; it looks forbidding and harsh, almost like it has a story to tell. And sometimes, black and white makes ordinary photographs even more compelling. I would certainly have lost something if I had taken the picture farther away. It would have ended in a blurry jumble of gray lines with no real meaning.

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