The Beautiful Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia

On 13 January 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a rock off Isola del Giglio and basically fell over. It was sad—mostly because 32 people died. But I’ve never been that interested because as tragedies go, it wasn’t much of one unless you are a shareholder of the Carnival Corporation. But yesterday, an acquaintance sent me a link to the image above (the link has a higher resolution image). And I am interested in the photo.

In a fundamental sense, I have a very immature appreciation for art. I like bright colors. A lot. And in that way, I don’t suppose that I’m much different from most toddlers. There is much to like in this picture. The composition is great—the various elements fit together like blocks. The light on the pole out frame is a nice touch. And the whole thing looks like the mess that one wakes to after a hard night of drinking.

But mostly, I just like the red, blue, and yellow.

Update (21 September 2013 10:58 pm)

Originally, I wrote that 2 people had died. I don’t know why I thought that. And that makes it a far more tragic accident. Sorry about that.

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