Skyline, Myrtle Beach

While painting is an additive art – adding brushstrokes and detail to the canvas – photography, they say, is a subtractive art that succeeds best when it eliminates potential distractions — aka clutter — from the frame.

I don’t know anything about painting, but this description of photography resonates for me.  Usually, I find simpler to be better, and so I work at framing or cropping my photo to remove the clutter from the subject.

But sometimes the clutter is the subject.  Or so it seems to me.

Visually cluttered image of construction, power lines, and amusement park in Myrtle Beach.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jim Taylor

    Like Chaos Theory, disparaged for years and years as can aberration, a distortion of what the weather formulas were supposed to predict. Then someone realized that chaos WAS the theory.
    Jim T

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