Every weekday, we pick an image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
An astute sense of composition is often used in room929‘s minimalist and abstract photos to greatly enhance their impact. The CN Tower needle is cut across by electrical wires at nearly all the gradations in this photo to offer a somewhat symmetric beauty. But there is a nagging sense of alternative intent in the image that is cleverly revealed through its name.
Flickr allows a photographer to communicate messages to their account viewers via several functions. Information can often be passed through notes that are shown via a mouse over on a particular area of an image. With the electrical wires resembling music staff lines, room929 inserted the “5-note melody played by the spaceship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Click on the image above to view the notes. Not the only time he’s played with Flickr settings, his enamoured diptych required quite a bit of thought and does not appear properly some of the time.