This article, vacation abstracts and simplicities, is the final instalment in my Cuba 2016 series of articles. The subject matter may seem a bit strange to some readers, and if it is…well at least you were given some advance notice!
When I’m out with my camera I’m often drawn to unusual shapes, and sometimes I tend to see everyday items a bit differently. This was the case when I was on holiday in Cuba.
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When I’m in this particular frame of mind I tend to look at the world with a ‘less is more’ type of orientation…like the geometric curves in the pool image above, rather than seeing the entire pool.
Or noticing the elegance of form of a pool railing rather than its everyday functionality.
Experiencing the intricate craftsmanship demonstrated in the woven back of a pub chair.
Or the vibrancy and simple power projected from the striping of a pool lounge.
Imagining brain patterns in coral stones.
Or transitions in pavement as tectonic plates shifting the earth’s crust.
The beauty of traditional art forms as a reminder to respect the culture of others and their history.
The lonesomeness of a single wine glass left out overnight on a vacationer’s patio ledge.
Or the singularity of purpose of a beer tap.
The curved steps leading to an outdoor spa, captured at right angles to disorientate.
The spindles of a gazebo, taken from an angle to compress the spaces between them…perhaps acting an analogy for the entrapment many people feel in their everyday lives.
Hmmm….maybe I needed a longer vacation!
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