Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Diamond in the Rough

Blue Restaurant Door, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok

"In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject" 
Henri Cartier-Bressen

Folly Beach, a 30 minute drive from downtown Charleston 
(just 5 minutes as the Laughing Gull flies), is a great place to find color, color with character that is. This image shows a detail of a rough-looking door. It is the entrance to a popular restaurant in the island town. The weathered door is a gem in the making, having been chiseled over time into a precious specimen with dazzling blue and green hues. Add a bit of red and you have a little treasure.

And now, if you will please excuse me, I must clean my house.

Quick take: Here is a link to an extraordinary video called "The Decisive Moment", narrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson. In it the master photographer displays and discusses a selection of his most famous images. Priceless.

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