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photoblog image City Contrasts: A Clash of Styles

City Contrasts: A Clash of Styles

Or a clash of scales, one might say. A warm woody residential vs. a cold glass commercial.

City Contrasts: A Clash of Styles

Or a clash of scales, one might say. A warm woody residential vs. a cold glass commercial.

comments (18)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 12 Aug 2008, 02:07
What an imaginative composition; you could make a very interesting series...
vz-nostalgia: and I did, Larry. Been working on it for about a year now. smile
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2008, 03:25
Lovely VZ...
vz-nostalgia: I've been called many things, but rarely who called me lovely. So, thank you, Ms. Ada. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2008, 03:36
I don't know if you are "lovely", VZ, but you have a wonderful eye.

This image is clinical and innovative simultaneously.
vz-nostalgia: Actually I have two wonderful eyes, Ray. smile
How did you discover that? I hope you didnt fall over something with your eye to the sky. Quite a unique shotsmile
vz-nostalgia: You walk, you see things, you take pictures of them. Quite simple, Nig. smile
Very skilfully composed. The eye of an architect.
vz-nostalgia: ...or an architect with an eye. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2008, 09:22
When I look at this photograph, I don't see two buildings. There is no clash of styles for me, instead I see one emerging from the other...a co-mingling of styles. Seems to me as if you have taken two and made them one.

Is your glass eye color blind?
vz-nostalgia: If you don't see two buildings here, Ms. Kathryn, your visit to an ophthalmologist is way overdue. Your driver's license must be immediately revoked, as you are a menace to society in your red convertible. smile
My glass eye may be blind, but it is very colorful. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2008, 09:44
Like the off kilter composition - it enhances the difference between these two buildings and introduces an element of tension. I'm always fascinated by the old and new side by side - it's what gives an area its character.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: This residential area of single family houses right in the heart of Atlanta is full of discoveries, Ms. Ingrid. It inspired many of the photographs in my archive.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 12 Aug 2008, 10:46
stunning composition Victor thats all i can saysmile
vz-nostalgia: That's plenty, Tim. Don't sweat. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2008, 10:55
A magnificant pic, you are the architect- photographer! You have overcome the "clash of styles" and combinded the two buildings to a kind of wonderful co-existence we need everywhere!
vz-nostalgia: What is life without a contrast, Ms. Philine? A monochrome existence in one dimensional space painted in one color with one note music. Blegh! smile
Really nice composition.
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Bernie. That's what I do for a living, composing incompossible. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Aug 2008, 18:08
That's a unique take on the city, Viktor. I like it!
vz-nostalgia: We passed it during our walk through Ansley Park, when you came to visit me. smile
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..sunny...at the moment
  • 12 Aug 2008, 20:19
I only had one glass of wine with dinner. so this must be right. Fascinating angle and a far cry from my chocolate box stuff!
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. Have two glasses of wine tomorrow at dinner, Bill, and let me know how it looks. I bet, you'll like it even better. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2008, 21:25
Ginnie, I suppose it is the same building you self have taken -as a kind of reverence for Viktor after your visit! (http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/AA_/) Interesting to see how different a pic may look if you are changing angle/perspective/ colour...!
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Same building. As well as this one
http://www.nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/The_Other_Side_of_Ansley_Park%3A_Framed_by_Nature_/
I'm sure you'll see more of this tower on Nostalgia, Ms. Philine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2008, 21:40
Great composition, great angle, I don't know what we would do without our own Philine...I looked at the link she gave to Ginnie's SC, amazing.
Nice grey tones...I could not hold on to my emotions I had to let you know what I thought of this picture tonguetongue
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. Holding your emotions is not healthy, Ms. Astrid. You got to let them go, otherwise you might explode. smile
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Aug 2008, 15:37
very very nice, great composition...
vz-nostalgia: I'm a composer, Sam, what can I say... smile
Wow - I think this is a very original piece of architectural photography VIKTOR
vz-nostalgia: If I could bring the architects of these two builings together and engage them in an intellectual clash, that would be original. smile
  • Lee
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2008, 12:52
I spend the better part of my weekdays in that building in the background! As you know VZ, there is even more to this story... this is one of the few houses remaining in Midtown Atlanta and it is towered over by high-rises like bullies on a playground. The uncomfortable tension at the street level is even greater than that in the sky.

Great photograph! I know the guy who designed the office building and will suggest to him that he should have used a VIKTORian style!!!!
vz-nostalgia: Be grateful you don't spend your weekends in this building, Lee. smile
I know the house you're talking about, but that's not the one. This is a residential house at Ansley Park.
Please send my respect to the guy who designed the office building, as I like it a lot. Let's leave the Viktorian style for my photographs. smile
Wow! The composition works so well - almost as though it was meant to be seen like this. Love the conversion and the crispness of the lines. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: That's what I do, Ms. Roz, composing things as they are meant to be seen, but only by those who can see, and not just look. smile
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