Tosin’s Images & Anecdotes (TIAA) is my self-assigned photography challenge of 2022. The immediate objective is to select one image from my inventory (a cityscape, landscape, portrait, oddity, etc.) each week and write something about it. This “something” could be the story behind the photo, a triggered memory in relation to the photo, or simply a reaction or reflection based on the subject matter featured. The long-term objective is to encourage myself to add more content to “La Vue Atypique”, which celebrates its first decade in publication this year.
What can I say about the photograph above?
The image features Interstate 5, the principal north-south thoroughfare that goes through Seattle. Though very minuscule, the silhouetted skyline of the city can be seen along the horizon in the center of the image. This long exposure photograph was captured on an overpass roughly 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Seattle.
I share this image because I really like the slanted perspective of the landscape. I don’t think it would have been as captivating had I not tilted the lens.
44 articles down for the TIAA challenge. 8 remain!
Flashing back to the Batman live action show from the 60’s when the camera would be slanted. It was always a neat effect to see everything slightly slanted, just like this photo. It’s an intriguing angle almost like someone tilted their head and we’re seeing through their eyes.