Monday, May 27, 2013

Indecision

Having an uncharacteristically indecisive time choosing an inspiration photo for the architecture challenge. Would love some feedback on options under consideration:

1) My house is on a very steep lot. From the front deck I look out over the roofs of the houses across the street. I love the angles and shapes and color of this one, directly across the street. The shadows and lines of the corrugated metal roof change with the direction and intensity of sunlight, and there's something about that gridded front door that intrigues me:


2) On the other hand, I also love the distant view of similar roofs off to the North. They're a bit far away (maybe a mile, this was taken with zoom; that's my neighbor's lawn and palm trees in the foreground). It was hazy when I took this pic, details not very sharp. It would be fun to play with those shallow white and red triangles in a sea of green, pulling them in to middle ground distance:


3) With architectural elements on my mind, I paused partway up the stairs to the deck, and saw how interesting the lines and shadows are, especially the pops of red from all those recently-repotted geranium cuttings:

I could easily work with any of these, so long as I'm in a mood to do something primarily angular. On the other hand, there's one other nearby possibility that I've had in mind for quilt play for some kind:

4) This is one of the bridges over Honoli'i Stream, seen from Kahoa St., where I often take a walk. I think it dates from the 1930s. Although the far end of the span is hidden by foliage, you can see how tempting those multiple arch shapes could be to a quilter:


I've changed my mind several times already on which of these to work with (yes, eventually I could play with them all, but available time is meager so I do have to chose just one for now).

This morning #1 and #4 are in the lead, neck-and-neck, but #2 or #3 could make a comeback any minute.

Which option appeals to YOU most?

(No promises I'll heed prevailing opinion, but am curious to see how fellow 15MP-ers view the possibilities!)

{Stephanie}



12 comments:

Sewing In CT said...

3 but they all have potential!
I had multiple choices too - maybe I should share for other folks to choose the ones I didn't!

Elaine M said...

Love the stairs with geraniums.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

rooftops could be fun!
stairs also great!
depends on what floats your boat, missy!

hehe, My aunt used to say that all the time... makes me giggle...

Carol E. said...

I like 1 and 3. It'll be fun to watch what you pick and how you sew it.

Carol E. said...

I meant 1 and 4.

ebwhite said...

I can see #3 in shades of grey and white with bits of green and red.

knitnkwilt said...

I like the stairway and the bridge. I'm still stewing too. Soon I'll have to do daisy petals or flip a coin.

roccagal said...

luv the stairs

Willa said...

i vote for the stairs and the geraniums The colors and the lines are so crisp!

Willa said...

I love the colors and lines in the stairs/geraniums picture!

Miki Willa said...

I love the stairs with the red geraniums. Beautiful.

sophie said...

No bad options there. Personally, I'd either go with the stairs with all those slats and shadows or the beautiful 1930's bridge.