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8 April 2021

The ebullient color of these walls attracted us to this scene, especially as it was echoed by the happy plants bordering the building.

Seclusion. Nikon D200 with 43-86mm Nikkor at f3.5, 1/1000 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

But the white window frame with the shade drawn and shadows falling across it told another story. The one we've all known lately of isolation.

There is no doubt the inhabitants are shut away from the world.

But looking closely at the scene, it doesn't seem unpleasant. They could be said to be more in seclusion than isolation.

The flip side of isolation, seclusion promises some sort of peace from the daily tumble. It speaks more of hiding than or being hidden away. An intentional withdrawal.

That's how we saw this scene. That's what drew us to it.

There was more than a little poetry to the editing, too. That never hurts.

We shot this at an angle from across the street. And we used a perspective tool to get those verticals parallel. But we left the horizontals receding to the left. We thought that would work.

But it didn't.

Sort of how isolation rubs you the wrong way. Something about it stinks. It makes you anxious. Uncomfortable.

So we squared up the image's horizontals, too. And suddenly everything felt right. We were in seclusion. And we liked it.

So enjoy your last days of seclusion before we all get back out there and tumble into each other again.

It will be sooner than you think.

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