Tuesday, September 22, 2009

J is for Juxtaposition

It's not the ducks.

Abc

Juxtaposition in a nutshell, well in terms of art a photography and Babooshka speak is basically placement of objects or elements side by side. Artistically it is with the intention of highlighting a specific quality or creating an effect, particularly when two contrasting or opposing elements are used within one image. The viewer's attention is drawn (hopefully) to the similarities or differences between the elements depicted within the given scene. That is just the blah,blah speak. Just a fancy pants way of saying this is such a beautiful landscape of the Sulby river spoiled by the ugly discarded tyre in the foreground left hand corner. I could delve deeper into all the juxtaposed reasoning, but you can do a little thought processing too. No I didn't plant it there just to get you thinking. I don't ever walk around with arty rubbish. I just chose to take the image and not crop out the garbage that people throw in the river to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape. What you see is what you get, naturally beautiful, man made ugly. Simple as that. If you prefer to think I am an artistic genius to create such an interesting juxtaposition for you to mull over, go right ahead. I really will not stop you.


Blogging is still not paramount in my life presently.I'm dipping in and out as and when I can. I'm around, but the real world and people in it need a little more attention than I first thought. Watch out though. You never know when I will just jump out at you with a Babooshka rant, rave or otherwise comment. The soapbox is still here. Better the devil you know after all as the rude little old woman in Douglas today would have you believe I am a close friend. Oh that. Another story for another day. If I can just get her picture...... For more J's in the virtual world click here.

42 comments:

Mara said...

I like your scientific approach: blah blah speak! Love the photo though...

Sylvia K said...

Well, your great shots -- even with lousy tires -- and your great posts -- make your dipping in and out very worthwhile. Beautiful shot regardless of intruding ducks and lousy tires.

Enjoy the day!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

Fine with the little quack quack just people dumping the crap, crap in the river again.

RuneE said...

Thank you for the lecture! :-)
I still have a lot to learn, and the day I can't, I knop it is all over...

Gaelyn said...

Baboshka, you are such a kick. I wouldn't have even noticed the tire if you hadn't pointed it out. Just like the capture for what it is. Life is more important than blogging. Enjoy!

Carol said...

Nice shot and an interesting post...I love the 'naturally beautiful man made ugly'...

Gail's Man said...

Trust you are ok and things aren't too bad at the mo. Missing you. x

Dave W said...

Honey, we just want you back. I understand but don't take too much on. Not like the old days.

brattcat said...

sometimes the junk is just what's needed to give the image substance and interest and texture. sometimes the junk needs to be cropped out. maybe it depends on audience. this audience is pleased to accept any image you care to share with us.

Jacob said...

Glorious photograph, Babooshka!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely reflections, - even the tyre.

Janie said...

Interesting juxtaposition, provided by reality itself!
The scene is beautiful, nevertheless.

Paula Scott said...

Indeed, it is one of my favorite words!

magiceye said...

just like you to create a beauty out of dumps!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Actually, I was still oohing and awwing over the clear water when you mentioned the tires. Trash is everywhere these days. Humans are such slobs...OOPS! I'll get down off MY soapbox. After all, this is YOUR blog.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Babooshka! So a reflection is also a juxtaposition? Well thank you for this informative post! I like this beautiful photo! Don't work too hard!

mrsnesbitt said...

Quack quack...from guess who!

jabblog said...

Great post! Lovely photograph of a beautiful spot and lots of information to go with it. I like your phrase 'naturally beautiful, man-made ugly' - sadly so true. It's evident everywhere.

Pam said...

I never thought of it like that before. Good to see you back B. Too long away.

Pam said...

I never thought of it like that before. Good to see you back B. Too long away.

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Roger Owen Green said...

Didn't even see the trash - or should I say this week, JUNK - at first glance. Still, a lovely photo.

Jim K said...

I just see a beautiful shot.

B SQUARED said...

Might I just say, you rock, Babooshka!

Virginia said...

I never saw the tire, the photograph was just so beautiful!
V

SparkleFarkle said...

I had the feeling a fine photograpgher such as yourself would select "juxtaposition" as your "J"! LOL! Best wishes for a lovely day, SSF~~~~~*

jay said...

I had to look for the tyre, but it's a good example! A beautiful and serene landscape, with a discarded bit of junk. Myself, I prefer my landscapes without, but it certainly makes you appreciate what you have!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Lew said...

How did you get the sky to cooperate? Beautiful scene and great photo!

Tumblewords: said...

Natural beauty, man-made ugly. Fine words...spectacular shot.

Q said...

Life is what it is...I see what I see too.
Sherry

James said...

Great choice. I thought about using this word but I could decide what picture to use.

Bibi said...

Nice one. This reminds me of an English painter's work, oh, gosh, who was that? Anyway, very reminiscent!

Grace and Bradley said...

Great shot and good prospective of "Juxtaposition".

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Mo said...

oops looks like more spam above my comment.
Love the juxtaposition. I sometimes find there is a beatuy of sorts in rubbish, industry and other man made pollutants. Guess that makes me a little weird.
Take care.

Lulda Casadaga said...

to tell you the truth I just focused in on the ducks and the whole pic in general...lovely!
The tire reminds us of how far we have come or NOT! :(

Have a fantastic weekend!

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mannanan said...

Perfect capture of a perfect day on the banks of the Sulby. What more could you ask for? As you know I've been away but I'm catching up slowly. Can't do anything too quickly now can we....

Blognote said...

Quiet, balanced...beautiful!

By the way, the text in Cinese above is just a publicity for a sunlight garden motel in Kaoshiung.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: Beautiful reflection in the water.

Mojo said...

I missed the tire until you told me it was there. And I'm still not sure I see it (bottom left corner?).

Love the ducks though.

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