California's Diversity:: a collection of galleries
GALLERY:: Code 10-23: "Arrived at Scene": San Francisco ::2003
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copyright Tim May
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I have to agree with Carol -- this is an absolutely stunning image. I would have cropped a bit off the bottom, however, to remove the Chinese lettering. It draws my eye away from the interplay of the lantern and the moon, the point of the picture. The decorative lantern offers excellent context to tell us where this is, but even more important are the contrasts in scale between those two light sources -- the lantern and the moon, and the contrast in color between the building and sky. I love the position of the moon. It has just cleared the building, but not by much! There is a lot of tension in that spot between moon and roof.
Carol E Sandgren
Probably my favorite shot in your gallery here. The one that got away from me too! This photo is so descriptive and poetic...could be the cover for a novel!