This entry was posted on February 28, 2015 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Abstracts, Built Environment, Commercial Buildilng, Reflections, Vehicles and was tagged with festival, Florida, motorcycle, photography, Sarasota, Thunder by the Bay.
There’s a lot of elements in this shot that I like but I’m drawn to the curves in the bottom half of the frame. Outstanding composition.
February 28, 2015 at 7:12 AM
Thank you, Ken! I did crop a bit to get rid of some distracting elements and to move the horizontal element away from dead center.
February 28, 2015 at 8:52 AM
wow! it’s a real goodie!
must admit i’d love to see a few pix of the bikers. they’re such a colorful lot despite all the black attire.
February 28, 2015 at 10:25 AM
They are. My photographing friend Janet wasn’t there with me, though, which made me more shy about even photographing the bikers, let alone posting the photos.
February 28, 2015 at 10:44 AM
And there are those same colors you found on the river edge! Wonderful!
February 28, 2015 at 2:29 PM
You’re right, Lynn. The ones on the motorcycle windshield are from polarized light and the ones along the river’s edge are from Leptothrix discophora‘s thin film. Both are instances of interference colors. See http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/phyopt/polint.html. I don’t pretend to understand this citation completely, but I don’t question its veracity.
March 3, 2015 at 2:56 PM
Delicious! I will not understand it at all but I love that I can click that link and I’ll take a look. I really appreciate that you delve into things like this, and keep the art and science sides of your brain each well nourished!
March 7, 2015 at 1:22 PM
The explanation at that link isn’t terribly average-person friendly. I certainly could not get a lot from it alone, but it helps that I did my high-school physics project on interference colors. More than 50 years have passed since then, but I have retained my interest if not all the information.
March 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM
Magnifique rendu des chromes et reflets, Excellente, composition dynamique.
March 1, 2015 at 5:23 AM
Merci, Orepuk. Tu es très gentil.
March 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM
The detailing of the chrome on the bike in the lower half of the frame is superb, Linda. I like the dream-like quality to the reflected elements in the upper half of the image – they are a nice counterpoint.
March 4, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Thank you, Andy. And thank you for your interesting analysis; you help me see this image in a new way.
March 4, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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