Double: A Blue Sky and White Vapor Trail

Upon first glance, the photograph Double by photographer Katsuhiro Saiki might look like some sort of abstract modern painting of a blue canvas divided by a thin white line. Look a little closer, and you’ll find that it’s actually a photograph of the sky divided neatly in half by an airplane vapor trail.

Yay for minimalism!

Double by Katsuhiro Saiki (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Katsuhiro Saiki and used with permission

  • Dmitri

    Looks cool. It is awesome to see what photography can do. It is definitely not all about copying what we see.

  • Through Painted Eyes

    It’s too busy for me.

  • Anonymous

    Think it’ll sell for $4,338,500; à la Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II? ;)

  • Through Painted Eyes

    Possibly. The world of fine art photography is more so about the photographer, less so about the photograph.

  • Chris Lyn

    It’s not following the rule of thirds.

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  • sivabala40

    Like all good stuff, I wish I had thought of it first.

  • ErikR
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  • Jan

    Modern art= I could do that………. yeah but you didn’t ;-)

  • Sabreindian

    Damn, I have quite a few of these photos. Why didn’t I think of it first? 

  • Marius M

    I can do it too, similar at least:)
    but I’m not Katsuhiro Saiki, so its not even nice..
    And why the hell when some more or less bigger photographer does something others already did, they say “awesome”… but until then its “no good”?

  • Ghill Tochon

    I have mine… XD

  • mrbeard

    Thats nothing, Scottish People have been capturing not 1 but 2 plane trails in the sky as it resembles their national flag, the Saltire

  • Adam

    yah for minimalism boo for boring and storyless…

  • Just Visiting

    Noisy. I wish he had used D700.

  • Mantis

    Wow, not one paranoid lunatic in this thread raving about “chemtrails”?

    Internets.  I’m am disappointed..