Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Simple Graphic Lines

I enjoy images that have simple, graphic lines that make up the composition.  I was carrying my little Olympus camera when I was walking in Barcelona on vacation this last summer. I was immediately attracted to this scene near Park Guell.


Street Corner, Barcelona, Spain    © Howard Grill


The photo is not really about the corner or the staircase (well, OK, it's about that a little bit). It is really more about the straight lines made by the staircase, banister, corner, and lightpost in contrast to the sweeping curve of stone at the top of the image.