STRAIGHT LINES - CURVED LINES
The barber pole caught my eye as I walked around the small town square with a friend and fellow photographer. We were in the "hunt mode" as we tried to find something of interest to shoot. Since a lot of barber poles have been replaced with big-chain establishments, it's almost a novelty to see what used to be.
So the barber pole caught my eye, but the lines of contrast between the red and white painted brick helped frame the composition. The straight lines, the curved arches, the rectangle sign, and the slanted lines of the awning helps create interest. Now, I know some people would say all those lines and the contrasting colors are "too busy". That's what is great about photography or any form of art. It's individual and personal.