light, shadow, & nature vs. manmade

Back at it! I'm definitely feeling a bit more inspired to get back to shooting and am happy with the results today. I'm back to actually looking at things and making connections between buildings, signs, nature, and objects. The way shadows work in between buildings and parking lots catch my eye. 

It's the way that shadows dance across things like the pavement and the architecture. It creates an entirely new space in the composition. I love seeing how things evolve inside new spaces. 

Then there's moments where you see something as simple as this. Simple, delicate and unlikely for the pure fact that this is on the side of a highway. It's interesting when nature takes over manmade things. This definitely isn't taking over the highway, but it's just the idea of it. The idea that 'hey, here's this grimy highway, let's throw a tree over there to maybe distract from the highway'. I see and think about this a lot. Who has inspired me to see these things and think about them is the photographer Toshio Shibata. He has an entire series exploring the ways nature overtakes manmade structures, or vice versa.  


All photographs are shot with a Canon Rebel Eos T1i, using an 18-55mm lens. Edited in Camera Raw.