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photoblog image The Other Side of Ansley Park: Deconstructing Summer

The Other Side of Ansley Park: Deconstructing Summer

The Other Side of Ansley Park: Deconstructing Summer



comments (23)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2007, 04:34
I like your very clever title, VZ. It's a good thing you repeated it.
I see a different side of Autumn [Fall...if you must] here in your high-contrast monochrome...like you are pointing out that what we choose to see as a glorious colourful carpet of fallen leaves is actually a killing field of dead and discarded bio-mass.
The park has lost its warmth.
vz-nostalgia: You're looking right through, Ray. As I said to Tony (who got grossed out by my picture of a dead bird) the beauty in not only in sunsets and kitties
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyryality:_Satie_£!;and£!;_Robin_/
I'll tell you more, the beauty is mostly NOT in the pictures of sunsets and pretty kittens. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2007, 11:19
LOL - took me a good minute to deconstruct the shot! Good idea, interesting angle - could make for a good series.
vz-nostalgia: I'll think about the series, Mike. smile
  • Mal
  • 19 Oct 2007, 12:37
still in title hell VZ! LOL

beautiful abstract presentation with strong natural geometrics. super shot. mal
vz-nostalgia: title...yeah. Apparently John is busy with more important things, then fixing the title length issue. smile
What an interesting viewpoint - took me a while too. The top row of stones look like a set of gigantic rotting teeth!
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: :
Gigantic rotting teeth... smile
...In the process of swallowing
the remains of summer... smile
  • Halifax #1
  • ATL
  • 19 Oct 2007, 15:21
I don't normally comment, Z, so this must be a good photo. I love all the different textures, I wish we could design a facade that looked like this.

I'm normally not a fan of whacky angles, seems like a cheap trick to me. But it works here, it got me to look at things a little closer. Escher would be proud. Well played!
vz-nostalgia: Mysterious "Halifax #1,
I agree, this image might be a good inspiration for a building design, though people might despise it, as its aesthetics will be too far from the common denominator of the norm of society.
By the way, I love wacky angles, as this allow me to look at common things in a new light, on one condition, though: the composition should be impeccable. smile
  • Su
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2007, 15:35
Winter is baring its sinister teeth! smile
vz-nostalgia: Summer got scared
and it hides in beneath!
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2007, 15:39
rejected thoughts
accumulated
against the
the cold stone
of society
vz-nostalgia: Your thoughts, Pat, like a match in a dark room. They shed some light on reality, then evrything goes black again. smile
A very artistic work here ! Bravo !!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Zeb.
music came to my mind again with this image...i'm in love with autumn, i'm glad i'm getting to experience it again...
vz-nostalgia: Ha, you're the only one who saw the music in this image.I was waiting, if anyone will notice...Good for you.
...and i love all of the shades of grey...
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 19 Oct 2007, 17:04
I din't even see them as stairs at first. (I am sure this was your intention) The fuzzing out of the photo at the top disorients me a little bit, or it might be that now I know they are stairs I am getting a bit of the escher affect.
vz-nostalgia: Hi Kelly,
I usually have layers of intentions, when I shoot. Then I post and see, if anyone picks up my thoughts. Sometimes folks see way beyond my thinking. I'm so glad, when it happens. smile
I read what you wrote about yourself after I viewed this image...and my thoughts that you probably truly enjoy music were right on the mark when I read your list...I'm going to have to find out more about the ones that I don't know. Thank you for that.
vz-nostalgia: Yes, Ms. Julie. I do enjoy listening to music. Actually, it's such an inherent part of my life, I could hardly survive without it. smile
I never would had thought of using that angle. It makes you look. Nice tone and contrast.
vz-nostalgia: I'm fond of all kinds of angles, Ms. Gail. smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 20 Oct 2007, 02:30
Just beautiful!! I like your close-up shot.
vz-nostalgia: Always good to hear from you, Makoto. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2007, 06:54
Very creative and well done representation of the Fall. Uniquely done!
vz-nostalgia: smile Even though it's still in the 80s F in Atlanta, the fall is in the air.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 18:52
I think this was when I should have said I'd recognize Ansley Park anywhere. But I didn't! So thanks for deconstructing it for me, Viktor!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Ginnie. That's why I called this series The OTHER Side of Ansley Park. smile
lovely contrast and rhythm buddy
don't even wanna ask what this is
vz-nostalgia: Well, doc, most people were afraid to ask Vassily Kandinsky, Juan Miro or Jackson Pollock "what the hell is this?". You're not alone, my friend. smile and I'm in a good company. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 21 Oct 2007, 21:50
On Ansley Park Summer lies on the steps... and in an endless mutation he awakes Autumn, the season of undressed trees... Superb shot! (that give me a pain in the neck smile)
vz-nostalgia: "...summer lies on the steps..." I like it! Sorry about the pain in the neck, Ms. Reis, on other hand, it might be worse. smile
  • ChaCha
  • N York City
  • 22 Oct 2007, 02:53
interesting shot!
vz-nostalgia: that's what folks usually say, when they have nothing to say, Ms. ChaCha. smile
  • Mike Reid
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2007, 17:48
Is this the teeth of a dying god or is it the claw of an immerging golem; made by man from rock and mud? I like to think it is rising to aid the death of fall in this Halloween season.
Excellent photo
vz-nostalgia: Your pick, Mike. I'm as happy with the teeth, as I am with the claw smile One thing is for sure, it is rising (as it is a riser) smile
Glad you enjoyed the photograph.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Oct 2007, 21:31
Excellent lines and framing
vz-nostalgia: Sure. My pleasure, Louis.
  • lcw
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2007, 14:41
VZ your anti-gravitational pull is amazing as the column of leaves continue to fall. Will the stone capitals topple also from decay or lack of support? Are there as many leaves today as yesterday? So many questions.
As you know, less is more. Perhaps either "Terminal Inclination" or "Wounded Nature" could have solved your character content conumdrum.
vz-nostalgia: "the column of leaves..." Ah... that sounds wonderful. If I were smarter, I'd think of it before I pushed the shutter button. I'd shoot it differently then, though. smile
cool. The detail is very busy, but the bold lines simplify. I like this one very much!
vz-nostalgia: I'm a big fan of all things simple, Eugene.
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