See How These Photographers Took the Mundane Subject of Windows and Made Their Shots Interesting

One thing we constantly talk about at Light Stalking is the skill of taking mundane subjects and interpreting them in a beautiful or interesting way. This is part of the skill set of a talented photographer and it’s not necessarily an easy one to develop. We think these photographers have done a pretty solid job of demonstrating this skill in these photographs of windows. Composition, colour, implied negative space, lighting – all of these have been brought to bear to generate great shots from a mundane subject. Share your own efforts in the comments!

la cuarta ventana by bachmont, on Flickr

the submarines:maybe by visualpanic, on Flickr

مرگ چون پرواز است by Hamed Saber, on Flickr

Hello Darkness My Old Friend by geezaweezer, on Flickr

maria mena:i miss you love by visualpanic, on Flickr

stavropoleos by fusion-of-horizons, on Flickr

Rain bokeh by kevin dooley, on Flickr

218/365 – Remember This Emotional Equation by Helga Weber, on Flickr

192/365 – Help, I’m Alive, My Heart Keeps Beating Like A Hammer by Helga Weber, on Flickr

Mirror In The Sky II by peasap, on Flickr

Framing the city by kevin dooley, on Flickr

kolumba museum, peter zumthor 1997-2007 by seier+seier, on Flickr

hidden by paul bica, on Flickr

Volvo katulampun alla by ansik, on Flickr

Defenestration by Dawn Endico, on Flickr

Beautiful / Strange. by digitalpimp., on Flickr

These Hallowed Halls by country_boy_shane, on Flickr

242/365 – Carefully Now by Helga Weber, on Flickr

vol au vent… by Biscarotte, on Flickr

Living in Rome by Gianni Dominici, on Flickr

yellow and blue by topher76, on Flickr

Towering Window by country_boy_shane, on Flickr

springtime by seyed mostafa zamani, on Flickr

Dreaming by Atilla1000, on Flickr

The Yellow Window by Sukanto Debnath, on Flickr

Untitled by Maria Artigas, on Flickr

Diagonal by dorena-wm, on Flickr

A lone green chair in a dark dirty room, a ray of sunlight shines through the window on the green chair by crsan –, on Flickr

Siding by kevin dooley, on Flickr

Portuguese Window by Fr Antunes, on Flickr

mazoni:blue by visualpanic, on Flickr

lovers by procsilas, on Flickr

Shadow Escape by Ian Sane, on Flickr

25 thoughts on “See How These Photographers Took the Mundane Subject of Windows and Made Their Shots Interesting

  1. stephen pattison

    apart from a few shots , the one with the light ” slanting” in and a couple of the similar ones I found the rest to be mundane

  2. Sean

    Chaco Canyon, NM window built circa AD 950 [img][/img]

  3. Patricia

    These shots are only mundane if you fail to appreciate the richness of the world around you.

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  5. vonAsh.Gypsy.Kim

    Wonderful images, all! I really appreciate the lesson on thinking differently about the mundane. Thank you!


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