11-25-09 Architectural Manipulation

Several weeks ago I commented on the manipulative nature of photography. In looking for a photo to post today, I came across this detail from a resort our family had stayed at in 2002. And I was struck by how architects and designers are engaged in manipulation: simple posts could have held up the roof and there is really no need for color. But instead, we get something that is soothing and alluring.

In a side note, I am also struck by similarities between the colors in this place and in the Denver Art Museum photo that I posted on November 1 (“A Human Interface”).

Canon 1D 1/50s f/2.8 ISO400 145mm

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