Vanishing point


Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action road movie starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little and Dean Jagger. It has 3.5 stars here and 4 here. But that doesn’t have anything to do with this photos – just something Google found for me.

I like shooting wide-open spaces. But I also like the effects of shooting at close range in a narrow alley, which is what I did here, where the lines of the building, the door, the window, and the shadows from the power lines all converge somewhere down the alley – in a vanishing point, if you will.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 1.18.2013

Posted on October 28, 2013, in architecture, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. It’s interesting that the center line shadow is completely horizontal (no angle at all) and it runs almost through the exact center of the photo. It gives it a look of two photos stacked one on top of the other, sort of a diptych.


  2. Classic Melinda! I scrolled down through the Reader, saw this and instantly knew it was one of yours. Ken’s comment sums it up very well – the central line is the killer line to this aroudn which everything else hangs. I doubt I would ever have seen this – great Eye, Melinda


  3. Very nice indeed! I agree – a classic MGH shot. The shadows work so well on that texture of wall too – better than on brick I would guess.


  4. The light, shadows and textures are great!


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