1102 – Love-Less

This is a shop in Vienna’s 7th district. I have not looked what they sell or do. They are called “Less is More”, and as I looked at the nice neon sign, I thought that the distribution of lights would make for a nice square. It took me a time to arrive at the final crop, it is still not perfect, but it’s what could be done with a crop. Everything more would necessitate going back, and then I’d probably find that there is not more in the subject anyway. Thus I’m leaving it at that.

Did I sound optimistic yesterday? Well, wouldn’t have been necessary 🙂

Today my categories and tags vanished. Or maybe not. They are still there in the WordPress database. WordPress still sees them, counts them, tells me how many I have, but it is unable to list them. Even worse, category links and tag links find nothing.

Seemingly there are many other people affected, but there is no obvious pattern and for many people it comes and goes. Suddenly tags and categories are gone, suddenly, sometimes days later, they reappear. And maybe vanish again. Isn’t it ironic that I left Blogger because of a label problem?

The Song of the Day is “Love-Less” from Paul Weller’s 2000 album “Heliocentric”. Hear it on YouTube.

6 thoughts on “1102 – Love-Less”

  1. There’s something about the wood tones next to the almost lavender and trhe neon that makes this image special.

    And, I don’t know if I’ve posted before, but I most certainly have lurked for quite a while. Your discipline amazes me. Wonderful work.

    1. Thanks a lot. Much in this image is artificially enhanced, e.g. the color. Basically what moved me, was composition only, the rest, color depth and glow, was designed in post-processing. As I said, I am not entirely glad with the result, but it is probably the best that was possible.

  2. To a certain extent this picture recalls the Mondrian’s lines.

    Almost an archetype of occidental towns at night, when the shops are closed and the lights are gloomy orange.

    1. Too much of a compliment, but yes, in a way I like Mondrian. His images are kind of … honest. And of course simple, as simple as it possibly gets. He’s not a big influence, but to say he did not influence me at all would be a lie either. This kind of mondrianesque aesthetics did not come from a conscious effort, in fact I did not think of Mondrian at all until you mentioned him, but now it really strikes me. Thanks 🙂

  3. Wow, this one really sings! The (virtual) diagonals that the light bulbs make contrast perfectly with all the horizontals and verticals. Makes for a picture that is true to its name but still has a lot of intrinsic dynamic. And of course, having (only) the first half of the neon sign in the frame is the icing on the cake.

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