Thursday, September 23, 2010


Stripes, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Stripes 2, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Colors, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

I was yesterday and today in a seminar discussing the future of the public sector in Finland, and this has caused a bit of hurry in doing other stuff. I guess that is appropriate given the amount of reduction in public sector resources during the last few years. (And more reductions are to come.)

I couldn't decide which of the "stripe" photographs was better, or even any good, so I decided to include both. How you feet about them?

And as a bonus, a photograph which is much more calm - taken late evening at about sunset.


Paul Bradforth said...

For me, Stripes2 is much better, both the composition and those intriguing red stripes against the black.

Colin Griffiths said...

Stripes 2 definitely, its a much stronger composition.

victor said...

Agreed. Stripes(1) has too much distraction (vegetation, red) in the upper half.

Thanks for being such an assiduous poster.

See my photoblog at

Markus Spring said...

#2 is it for me, too. A bit like the art of an engineer: Taken away everything that does not add to the whole. In #2 that reduction to the essentials is really successful, as is the direction of the lines against each other and the reflection in the polished paint.

Juha Haataja said...

@everybody: You are so right. I was blind (or tired) not to see the obvious. But "sleeping over the night" (a Finnish saying) helped to clear up things.

It would be appropriate to label #1 with "WRONG" and #2 with "RIGHT", so obvious is the difference.

@victor: Nice photographs from Minnesota!

Andreas said...

I like both. #1 is more abstract, and that is good, but #2 has a much more satisfying distribution of light and shadows. It's a tie.