Gallery AwardCurators choiceWhen The Line Grows Thick

When The Line Grows Thick When The Line Grows Thick
Copyright by: paulo abrantes, Portugal
curators choice of the competition: World Street Photography Awards 2016 - Urban Geometry 3
This is a shot taken is "Parque das Nações", Lisbon; Portugal. It´s a Calatrava´s footbridge all made of iron and glass and the place is a well known spot for amateur and professional photographers. I had gone there before, many times, and I had this composition in mind for a long time but I never liked any of the previous shots. One thing or the other, in the frame, always did not came right.
This time, I spent a few hours there, just waiting and trying some diferent composition solutions and when I made this shot, with this angle, pov and elements distribution in the frame it´s pleased me for the same but opositte reasons that made me not like the other shots made in the previous sessions I have done there.
In my humble opinion, the visual "trigger" here was done by the middle iron section in frame that, with this pov and angle, made it look like a "sword" or like a "cross" and the people passing by near, made it look "strange" because of that "mental image association".
Because of these reasons I think the picture have enought "abstracy" to "take off" from the reallity were it was made, allowing several "readings" and personal interpretations to the viewer.

paulo abrantes also joined the competition with these photos
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Technical Information:
Camera : E-400
Focal Length : 14 mm
Shutter Speed : 1/50 s
Aperture : f/8.0
Iso : 100
Copyright : paulo abrantes
Taken : May 31, 2015, 5:23 pm
Uploaded : 2 years ago
Category : Street - Graphic
Favorites : 19
Views : 359
External Views : 5322
Facebook likes: 0
FINAL Points : 160.11
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