White Gate


White Gate


There is a long landscape photographic tradition of using white gates and fences as strong foreground symmetries, such as in the earlier works of Paul Strand and Ansel Adams and with more recent photographers such as Ted Southam and Fay Godwin. I was not unaware of this heritage when I saw this gate on the road edge near Tarras, Central Otago. But it was the pink mountains beyond that really leapt at me. The cross bars of the two gates point upwards towards the two poplar trees and the mountain range. I love the exquisite evening colours that are only seconds from fading.

Taken on Asahi Pentax 6/7. 75mm lens. 100 ASA. Ektachrome film. Aperture F22.

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