X, Letter As Found Art

Ceiling Fan Seen In Ornament
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The letter X was barely visible as a ceiling fan seen reflected in a Christmas ornament that was just one of several filling a bowl as a Christmas decoration.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  Westley's 2013 Christmas Day   •  (Photo taken 13:09:19 Wednesday 25 December 2013)   •  (Photo posted Friday 27 December 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C13_5539
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Center of diamond windows
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A window was made up of diamond shapes. The center of the window was a vertical support. At the intersection of four triangles and two diamonds was the rough appearance of a letter X.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  Carcassonne, Minervois, France   •  (Photo posted Saturday 22 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:34:14 Friday 23 March 2007)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153414_2243B
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Flower through brick
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Here a brick with two X's in it was part of the edging of a lawn and garden. A yellow flower could be seen through the brick. Here the flower is in focus, and the letter X is intentionally slightly out of focus.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_08
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Garage door
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On the Precita side of Bernal Heights, several garage doors were painted bright colors. This one was once a vivid blue. Here the camera had to rotate to capture this garage door in the form of the letter X.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_07
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Scotch tape
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Someone had created the look of lattice on a window by criss-crossing it with scotch tape. The intersection of two pieces of tape created the letter X. For this picture the camera did not have to rotate to find the X.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_06
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Rusty gas can
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Back in 1986, Dr. William Carter drove a Land Rover 110, the long bed style Rover. Although the Land Rover was white, the gas can mounted on the back was red. Dr. Carter was upset to find out that I had photographed his gas tank as part of the contest.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_05
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Windows reflected buildings
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Many windows in the financial district of San Francisco reflect other buildings. This common sight was made uncommon by leaning the camera and shooting the intersection of four such reflecting windows.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_04
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Tomatoes in crates
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One might not expect round tomatoes to produce the letter X, but the intersection of four boxes of tomatoes did.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_03
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Broken metal-screen windows
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Metal-screen glass windows on the front of a warehouse on Natoma alley in the south of Market area of San Francisco. When the intersection of these windows was photographed with a camera held at an angle, the letter X was revealed.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_02
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In red neon
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A clothing store around the corner from Macy's featured two curved neon rods as part of the design. Where the neon rods crossed was the letter X.


X external link Letter As Found Art   •  The 1986 X-off a private contest   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 July 2005)   •  (Photo taken in 1986)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X-off_01
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