Friday, May 13, 2016

Morning Light


Light fascinates me. Composition too, as well as color. But mostly light.

Here is morning light on the upper west side of Manhattan from a day ago, with a north facing window. Nothing done to the  photo. No enhancement, filter or manipulation. 

Speaking of composition: I recently edited out two small black tables that resided on either side of the hearth (see here). Yes, I know all about having a place to put drinks—which is why I put them there to begin with, but having greater openness feels right—and the tray on the ottoman suffices, does it not? I have a somewhat larger 19th century oval one which is begging to be gilded. Doable, right? Of course, I may put them back—the small tables that is—and can only surmise that my hankering for space is something of a metaphor since I have been working on a literary project. Funny how the mind works. 

Next up is a large mirror, which I have been yakking about forever, but am revving up to do, the frame sitting in the basement. 

But first—love me some light.... 

4 comments:

  1. yes not sure you need the little tables with the ottoman/coffee table. one is enough!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, ArchitectDesign, and for the affirmation!

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  2. I wonder if the sense that a room can "breathe" is produced precisely by the absence on an object where--conventionally, predictably, inevitably--there always is an object.

    Or maybe it's the Chanel principle of removing one accessory--but in either case--what an remarkable difference.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Chuck. I had read of the Chanel Principle, and thank you for reminding me of it. Minimalist, however, I am obviously not!

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