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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Park Tower

I'm pretty happy with this old shot of Sean gazing at a mysterious brick tower. I like the slightly off-kilter angle, the way the pathway forks, the way the disc-shaped buildings sit in contrast to the vertical tower.
I thought cropping the photo might make the photo more dramatic, but instead it feels stifling. I think the original composition wins out here, although I'm tempted to erase all the trees and light poles to give the scene a more otherworldly feel. I might change the colour of the sky, too.


Concerned Albertan said...

Strathcona Science Park? But I don't remember the old smokestack from my last visit.

Earl J. Woods said...

Yep, that's Strathcona Science Park. I'm not sure if the smokestack is still there; I haven't visited since this photo was taken, back in 1982 or so.

"The Jeff Ground" said...

I see the tower as a giant phallus, the buildings as monstrous testes, and the path is as obvious a crotch as you will ever find. Sean represents Sean.

You should try taking out the trees, I agree that would make it look moe strange. Or cluster the trees around the stack to make it more obvious. Either way, good Photoshop practise.

susan_rn92 said...

My first thought was that it would be so cool if you had a modern picture of Sean gazing at the young Sean while he looks at the tower.