I like to take various routes to places I go to regularly. I tutor a math student once a week and it requires a 7 minute walk through a suburban area. Sometimes I would come early so I take my time walking around. Armed with my iPhone, I let my photographic eye wander.
I came upon these two garage doors. They were attached to the same building but one was blue and the other was white. I felt a little surprise that the colours of the garage doors would vary. My imagination took over. Maybe it was a his and hers sort of deal to differentiate his garage and hers.
What originally drew me to the twin doors was the imbalance of the colours. Why would one be white and one be blue? I wanted to convey that feeling. I composed so that the two doors were symmetrical about the middle. The difference in colour would add that subtle tension itself. Since the main element of the photograph is the colour, I added a little more saturation and contrast to exploit the imbalance. I also cropped the image to that end.
I’ve been tutoring his fellow for the past few months and I never noticed these garage doors until now. It’s a wonder how we almost never observe what we see. Too often, we are too inundated with the busyness of life itself that we fail to notice the beauty in front of us. I want to express that in my photography. This is why this blog exists. My passion is letting people know that the beauty of life is everywhere. We just have to slow the speed of life down enough to see and take it in.
Taken with iPhone 4.
Cropped with Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone.
Edited with Best Camera App for iPhone.