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number three

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 17 January 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

new series

"down here on the ground"

abstractions inspired by the San Francisco Department of Public Works and
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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Phil David Morris from Canada

Looks like mica and yellow paint, most beautiful abstraction.

17 Jan 2011 5:22am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good abstract, great detail

17 Jan 2011 6:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

absolutely cool

17 Jan 2011 8:33am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Nice abstract. Someone or better something left its mark. Is this a case for CSI? :)
Nice work Stephen.

17 Jan 2011 10:04am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Public Works and Transport must have snagged an arts budget, you reckon ? Great stuff.

17 Jan 2011 10:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice abstract. I like mixt yellow and grey

17 Jan 2011 10:46am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

An everyday abstract !! Nicely spotted !!

17 Jan 2011 12:30pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great abstract with cracking colour and texture.
A yellow line on the ground in the UK would prevent you from parking your car here!

17 Jan 2011 12:58pm

@Curly: Well, Curly - I don't know if a yellow line would necessarily prevent your parking in the UK - though I have little doubt it could make you regret the decision to do so. This image (along with some that will follow) is actually just a crosswalk striping at Filbert and Powell Streets in North Beach.

Should you make it to San Francisco - and I hope you do - please leave your car somewhere else. We have green zones (10 minute limit) - yellow zones (commercial vehicles only) - yellow and black zones (trucks only) - blue zones (handicapped only) or (police vehicles only) - white zones (passenger loading / no unattended cars) - red zones (no parking) - multi-colored zones (taxis only) - - - and then there's the tow-away zones where miles and miles of streets surrender their cars to tow trucks from 5 to 9 AM and 3 to 7 PM.

And then the parking meters which operate from 9 AM to 6 PM except Sundays and Holidays - unless you're in a 'high-density zone' when they start at 7 AM or happen to be in territory under control of the almighty Ports Commission (on or within a few blocks of the waterfront) in which case your parking meter will be active from 7AM to 11 PM every day of the year including Christmas (bah-humbug). Minimum meter violation: $65.00.

London seems just as improbable for having a car - and it is so easy to use public transit or taxis.

Good luck to and god help us all!

David from Detroit, United States

I love the divisions in this shot, with variations in texture and color. Great abstract.

17 Jan 2011 3:34pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice colours and texture...

17 Jan 2011 5:08pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

according to what you say, SF macadam seems to be a real rainbow!!! ;o)
I love the texture and the colors on this one. This makes a great abstract

17 Jan 2011 6:02pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

cool idea, excellent execution! love the patterns and textures!

17 Jan 2011 6:26pm

Rafer from Spain

Perfect color and textures!!

17 Jan 2011 8:05pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful use of the asphalte . Great job

17 Jan 2011 8:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yikes, sounds like a full scale war against motorists. Well if I ever win that big lottery and make it over there, I'd love to ride on those street cars or trams or whatever you call them.

17 Jan 2011 9:46pm