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What is Beautiful?

Wellington G. Webb Building No. 2, Denver, Colorado

Is this building beautiful?  Is this image of it beautiful?  Why or why not?

I don’t know the answers to these questions.  If anyone has any insights, I certainly would enjoy hearing them.  All I can say for sure is that it is beautiful to me.  I could spend a lot of words trying to explain why, but ultimately I think trying to explain why something is beautiful probably is a pointless exercise.  When I saw the building, I was immediately enamored of it.  When I was working with the camera, I could see many possibilities for the images.  When I made the prints, I was really happy with the outcomes.  It’s all very mysterious and subconscious.  You can try to rationalize if you like it or not, but ultimately the decision is made in an irrational part of the mind.

The image in this post is called “Wellington G. Webb Building No. 2.”  It is a long exposure photograph of a building in Denver, Colorado that I suspect is not photographed very much.  I find it beautiful, and I hope you do, too.

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