Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Picture That Poses Too Many Questions

Archdale St. Parking Garage, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


A pattern of rectangular lights and multiple railings atop a parking garage make for an interesting arrangement of shapes and lines. And look, there are no cars to spoil the image either! What? No cars in a parking garage? What does it mean? Is it purely coincidental, or does it presage something deeper and more profound? If there are no cars in a parking garage, does that also mean there are no people driving them? And if there are no people driving them, does that also mean there are no people? And if there are no people, does that also mean I don't exist? And if I don't exist, then I never made this picture? Nor wrote this blog? Hmm. I'll need time to think about this one. But wait! If I don't exist, then I can't think. On second thought, maybe it's better that I don't think. Argh, this is getting way too existential for me!



Location note: This photo was made on the 5th and top floor of the Archdale St. parking garage. That's why there's so much sky. And probably why there's no cars too. Who wants to park on the top floor when they can park on the bottom floor. Anyway, the view is nice.



12 comments:

  1. One of those questions - Is it on a ferry? Or a bigger ship maybe, because it's just too sleek..

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  2. I like the clear forms, the colors and the framing
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  3. love the lines, cool composition

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  4. fantastic graphic composition!

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  5. Le bleu, le blanc, et les ombres vigoureuses! Un éloge graphique à la modernité!

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  6. The view, the colors, the lines and angles, the existential thought...all of it is very nice, Doug! :)

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  7. I like the graphics of this composition as well as the harmony blue and white

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  8. Excellent photo, plus a good title and description.
    All lines, blocks, light and shadows, create an brilliant and intriguing composition.
    Exactly as in your title, many questions and many visions.
    One of the best shots!

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  9. Composition and perspective are fantastic
    Great work

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  10. I love this wonderful essay in line and blue and white.

    And great that there are no cars or people, so who's writing this I wonder? Oh dear, time for therapy I fear!

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  11. Excellent composition & exposure.

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  12. gorgeous divisional and space, chicness-intact. charming vision piece.

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