Title: “Luz y Sombras”
Photo Credits: Christina Granados
Location: Espinho, Portugal.
The first thing that jumped out at me was all of the lines that are in this photograph, not only the lines that are there in a three dimensional form of the architecture of the main structure, the railing on the right, and the house on the left, but also all of the lines created by the shadows. The intersections and parallels of the straight lines as well as the curved lines of the sidewalk create many different shapes and motion that drag my eye all around the photo. The choice to have the photograph be black and white makes it more interesting to me because it makes the shadow of the structure look almost like a reproduction of it rather than a shadow–which was not the case when this is photographed in color (I found a picture in color when I was looking to attribute the photo to a location and photographer). The photographer, Christina Granados, expertly timed the taking of this photograph to get the look of the poles to blend into the shadows that are cast. The only other thing I found kind of funny was the creature (dog? monkey?) and because of its closeness to the ground how much less of a shadow it creates.