Sunday Stills' is a photography challenge with a weekly theme. It is hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at her site, Second Wind Leisure Perspective. Terri's challenge this week is 'Things that are White' and this is my entry.
When I looked for examples of ‘things that are white’ in my photographs, all I found, apart from a few images of white flowers and breaking surf, was... white buildings. I realised I had taken quite a lot, especially in Mediterranean places. Why was this? Why am I attracted to white buildings?
The town planner in me had to analyse this and this is what I think....
- White buildings look fresh, have a calming appearance and impart a brighter look;
- White is suitable for all architectural design styles, modern and traditional buildings and therefore helps to blend old and new large and small into a homogenous scene;
- White is nicely reflective and therefore reflects the changing colours of the day and produces different shades of white in the shadows;
- White buildings create a sharp contrast with other building materials and makes you more aware of the colours of nature around the buildings, i.e. vivid blue skies, lush green landscapes, plants and flowers and coloured doors and windows.
|El Salvador Church, Nerja, Spain|
|Puig de Missa Church in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza|