Last Week’s Instagram

Once a week—or every so often—I will display one of my photos captured and/or processed with Instagram over the last week. It’s a way for me to show photography that usually is quite different from my regular work. The pictures are displayed without any comments, hoping they will stand on their own. But I still very much appreciate any comments you may have.

41 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. I like the rubbed metal look of the sky, like the old tintypes. I like this photo, but to be honest, this also instills in me a desire to strip away all the man-made dreck, buildings, fences, cars, telephone poles, etc. and just have more trees like that one.

    1. I like the chaos all the lines and poles and fences create in the photo, but, yes, in real life, so to speak, I wish they could all be gone, too. Thank you for the lovely feedback, Robert.

  2. I´m no expert obviously, but I like how that tree without any life (no leaves, nothing) sort of is the symbol of the whole photo, it´s deserted, you have a bike with nobody on it next to an old electrical pole, the warehouse is in decay and ironically it reads ¨ Business ¨ I also like how it seems like an old photograph taken in the 60´s because of the colour texture.

  3. Hi Otto, There is so much going on in this photo, it’s fun to take in. And that wonderful tree among all the man-made objects is a great contrast. Your title on IG, Urban Kaos, is perfect.

    1. That what was my first impression. The big bare tree with branches spread all over and they intertwine with the electric wires. It just raises some kind of phobia to me. Regardless, it is artistic.

  4. I’ve walked by a composition just like this thousands of times and overlooked its interest! The tone you’ve added is spectacular, Otto.

  5. I think the picture is an everyday organic reflection of our lives. Nothing exotic jumps out, but I find it very calming and something I can relate to. For some reason, though, it reminds me of my time in Austria. Very nice photo.

  6. 🙂 I know where that is! I used to have a client I visited in Ballard. I bet it’s a fun neighborhood to shoot in. I was always very rushed when I was working so I never just walked around and looked. I like the processing and colors here very much….

  7. What an interesting photo, an urban sight with a beautiful vintage feel. Apart from the contemporary cars, it’s as if we have traveled back in time.

  8. well, this looks like a photo i would take! remember that time when YOUR photo ended up on MY camera roll? i thought those were OUR mountains lol i still have zero idea how that photo got there!!

      1. no no no, it’s never happened again lolol i just never could understand how it happened the ONCE… i was just saying that this photo LOOKS like one i would take, and i’m glad it DIDN’T show up in my camera roll again lol coz i would have posted it lol thinking it was mine

  9. I’ve just returned home from four days in the country, and the photo’s a perfect representation of all I don’t like about urban life: crowded, jumbled, over-stimulating, rushed. Perhaps that’s why I enjoyed seeing the bicycle in the midst of it all: it’s a reminder that we can slow down and travel as we please even when in a fast-paced environment.

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