Lines and shadows have a relationship to one another that can be intriguing. They are ubiquitous, and all the following photos were created within a few steps of one another. Let’s begin inside of the Crow’s Feet coffee shop here in Bend, Oregon, where my buddies and I hang out in the morning. The reflections off cars often make patterns on our walls because of the hundred-year-old cut glass windows. There are usually artworks on the walls, but today one of the frames was filled with just plain white paper. There were patterns within the frame so I excused myself from my coffee saying I would be back in ten seconds. Richard started counting and it turned out to be more like twenty seconds. Here’s the picture I made.
There was no preparation … I just walked over and took the photo. But when I showed it to Richard he liked it enough to immediately go over and make one too. There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
He got over there quickly because the lighting hadn’t changed, but as it was a reflection off a parked car the point of light wouldn’t change very quickly. We are treated to a new light show every morning. Just outside the door about ten steps from where that photo was taken, there was this.
Only someone who is interested in lines, patterns and colors could find anything interesting about this picture. Ten more steps and there is this.
A few more steps and what a fantastic view! This!
Or when viewed from a slightly different angle, we see quite a different but obviously fantastic picture.
Now that you are brimming with excitement you can have a cup of coffee and create great art too.
Be careful and drink only good coffee to get incredible results like these.