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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

It took Stephen to realize the lines. best...jerry

1 Mar 2010 5:34am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Interesting perspective. The angles work well.

1 Mar 2010 6:24am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool lines and angle

1 Mar 2010 6:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Parking in the air :)) Good lines and color composition.

1 Mar 2010 7:28am

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

I like this austere and harsh look.. I have tried crop top of the image to close composition.. but it really works as it is.. it looks.. a little bit as 3d..

1 Mar 2010 7:31am

@Gregory Kowalski: Thank you for the visit, Gregory - and for the thoughtful post. I tried eight different captures of this composition from different spots and angles - including shooting so the horizontal elements were straight. This one seemed the liveliest and most interesting, in part because of the roof-line on the left which extended beyond the frame when shooting head-on.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

excellent angle

1 Mar 2010 9:06am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Cool perspective light and shadows

1 Mar 2010 12:31pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

So strange to see these walls with so few windows. The shadow on the wall to the right is so intriguing and I find that my eye runs in circles from one corner to the next because of the perspective of both the left and right wall. I also can not name the mood that this evokes in me which is very interesting.

1 Mar 2010 3:55pm

@Ralph Jones: Hey Ralph - thanks for the insights. The reason there's no windows here is that a building stood on this spot - sharing walls with all its neighbors. My good guess is that it was torn down shortly after our Loma-Prieta earthquake in 1989. Several older buildings in this area were 'red-tagged' after the shake. Bricks ride earthquakes very poorly - tending to fragment easily and then collapse. The spot where I took this would be near the bottom of my list: 'Favorite places to stand in the event of an earthquake'.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive framing : like a jail…

1 Mar 2010 4:19pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Oh yes ! my garden at feet of building...

1 Mar 2010 4:45pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

very creative angle

1 Mar 2010 5:44pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like the upward looks.

1 Mar 2010 8:40pm

David from Detroit, United States

The subject and the angle are really evocative. I can hear the sounds echoing and re-echoing.

1 Mar 2010 10:33pm

@David: Thanks, David - I'll need to check out the echo possibilities. I can't recall any unusual sound anomalies from past visits (but look at the dramatic sky I'd been missing). I get by the spot frequently. It is an easy walk from my office and the Hunan Chinese restaurant across the street (Henry's) is excellent!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

Cool shot on the large size.......look what happens when you open your eyes, and see anew!!! I think i've fixed my "link" problem.....let me know!!!!

1 Mar 2010 11:08pm

@Susan: Opening ones eyes is probably a good rule of thumb in photography. I need to give this more thought. Meanwhile - your link is working just fine, Susan - what was the problem?

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

The problem on the link was ME !!! I think I must have erased the website, by accident, so it didn't know who I was!!!! But all is well now!!!!! ps - did i tell ya how much i'm lovin my new, cleaned camera??????

2 Mar 2010 2:26am