Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fresh Paint on an Old Mill

How many squares and rectangles do you see?

45 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

41

Pat Tillett said...

That is really a cool photo!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

45

Luis Gomez said...

James, what a wonderful image! Breath taking.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I have a feeling this is a trick question...LoL
I love this anyway!

~Cheryl said...

Great photo and great challenge! Way too many to count if you get into the combinations within the combinations -- so I'll stop with the one big white one! Have a happy day!

Sistertex said...

Looks like there is a place at the top left that has been plastered over.

I see 48 squares and rectangles if you count the one that is platered over....all the panes in the windows and the bottom as well as the top of the window and the entire window. It would be 50 if you also counted the top and bottom of the red door as well as the 'whole' of the red door on the right.

Or am I over thinking this... ;)

Tash said...

Reminds me of an abstract painting. Very nice.
...I see 17 just on the right door.

Lucka said...

It is so beautiful!

Olivier said...

superbe, on dirait un jeu de dame ;)

Loree said...

So beautiful. I love the contrast of the red and white.

Malyss said...

None! I see eyes and mouths, like if the house had put some make-up to attract you!

Cezar and Léia said...

:) I loved Mallyss answer, very smart girl!
Great shot and fabulous idea James, you are so creative! :)
Léia

Thom said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love this. Okay your going to think I'm nuts but I see 72 :) Have a great Thursday :)

Hilda said...

Does that include the doors within the door frames? And the upper and lower parts of the windows? ;)

Fantastic find, James! You have to admire someone who can paint their house white and this striking red!

Hilda said...

Oh, and I counted 46, if the answer to my two questions is yes. :)

Woody said...

65 if you count each plank in the doors and the window framing. I didn't count the plastered-over window. Nice colors! What mill got a fresh coat of paint?

Piyush said...

Thats a tricky question :)

Stickup Artist said...

Fabulous. Your work is starting to remind me of paintings lately. This one has the stark beauty of a Mondrian. I really love this shot! Love the way it's framed, close up without any outside distractions, just the simple beauty of light, color, and shape.

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a school math question. I'll block that from my mind. I do love the red and white and geometric designs to it.

Lois said...

I think I see 49. I do like that red!

Clytie said...

I love the red accents on the white - very striking!

I stopped at 70, but could have gone on. I hated this in school, so why am I doing it for fun??? :=}

cieldequimper said...

I hate counting, I prefer poetry. This looks so much like a wonderful home.

VP said...

Too much to be counted! Funny question and wonderful image.

Louis la Vache said...

FANTASTIC, James!

Carolyn Ford said...

What an interesting assortment of doors and windows! I think some steps might be missing...don't go out that door! Love it!

ρομπερτ said...

As it is nearly half past four in the morning, probably the best moment to admit that your photography is indeed able to keep one awake in the middle of the night, making it way too alluring to be missed. Reaching as well 50. Wishing you a wonderful Friday.

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Owen said...

Really beautiful in its stark simplicity and vibrand colors... and minimum 60, but could probably milk it for a few more... And what I really want to know is what is hiding inside the place ?!?

Sunny said...

Wonderful image James.
I counted at least 46, how many do you see?
Sunny :)

Evelyn said...

Great capture James - too many to count!

Jientje said...

I love that vibrant red against that white wall, beautiful!

Bibi said...

Yep, too many to count right now. This photo also reminds me of an abstract painting.

JM said...

This is such a cool and lovely composition!

Sandra said...

i see 46 squares and 5 rectangles. this photo is simply stunning. talk about a POP of color. WOW

Johnny Nutcase said...

excellent eye for this one - something about it I just love!

RuneE said...

I didn't even dare start counting :-)

Nice one!

T. Becque said...

Great photo! I usually don't leave a link in a comment box, but you have to see this photo of mine. The two photos look almost identical and we live on opposite sides of the country!

http://thoughts-n-images.blogspot.com/2010/04/two-windows-and-door.html

kaye said...

oh I really like this--so simple, so fresh

judi said...

LOL, all those red doors and windows should cause an Episcopalian to give Pause.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

36 squares and 3 rectangles, not counting the
framework around them? A great canvas - someone had good eye for making outdoor art.

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Very catchy shot! That combination of red and white and how it placed ... very interesting!

tapirgal said...

I started counting, then saw the hidden one. Very cool. Beautiful pic even without that.

Ann said...

do you include the planks of timber the door is made of?

Very nice orderly wall.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely contrast ... I particularly like the way you've held detail in the wall.