There are many contrasts and unexpected pairings in this picture:
1. Source of creation: man-made vs. nature-made.
2. Size: small structure next to towering tree
3. Shape: angular, block-shaped barn vs. the vertical trunk and river-delta branchings of the tree
4. Color: dark color of the barn and tree in contrast to the grey/white of the landscape
5. Inside/Outside: the picture was taken from inside a car during a snowstorm. The unexpected white blotches of snow on the windshield add dimensionality.
Experientially, the picture expresses my own ambivalence towards winter: the contrast between the bleakness of harsh weather and the intrigue of finding beauty and interest even in a snowstorm.
The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Juxtaposition.” Michelle invites us to share images that show “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”