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photoblog image Americana: Six Miles Down From Washington D.C.

Americana: Six Miles Down From Washington D.C.

Looks like every time I travel, I bring home images of bits and pieces of the places I visit, instead of beautiful buildings or breathtaking panoramas. Oftentimes, these bits and pieces comes out brutal like this one.

Or this one (from the same trip):

http://www.nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyrynology%3A_The_Rape_of_a_Young_Tree_/

 

 

Americana: Six Miles Down From Washington D.C.

Looks like every time I travel, I bring home images of bits and pieces of the places I visit, instead of beautiful buildings or breathtaking panoramas. Oftentimes, these bits and pieces comes out brutal like this one.

Or this one (from the same trip):

http://www.nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyrynology%3A_The_Rape_of_a_Young_Tree_/

 

 

comments (18)

I like all the angles and textures in this--gives it a tension it would otherwise lack.
vz-nostalgia: well, I wouldn't go that far and call it a tension per se, Ms. Dawn. But I did try to play with what was available. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2009, 00:54
vz-nostalgia: smile Ditto what I replied to Ms. Dawn, Ms. Kay.

Yours,
Biktor smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2009, 01:20
Ditto wot Dawn & Kay said, Fiktor.

[Leave the building pics to bloody boring architect types...you do excellent bits'n'pieces!] [grin]
vz-nostalgia: hahahaha. I hope you didn't mean Beth Ditto, Ray.
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/music/international/2009/beth-strips-love-magazine-160209.html
She would tear you to "bits'n'pieces" for sure. smile
Don't worry Viktor I'll do the chocolate box stuffsmile

I like this. Not brutal but well composed with two opposing diagonals. Nice textures and colour.
vz-nostalgia: Good deal, Bill. The chocolate box covers are all yours. smile
Tried to squeeze something out of the minimum that was available to me, i.e. a couple of lines and a couple of textures. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2009, 07:54
vz-nostalgia: well, even though they managed to build the marvel of a world architecture- the pyramids, apparently, Egyptians could not come up with a decent fire extinguishing technology for the library at the time. smile Damn Cesar, I bet he was drunk, when he burned this temple of treasures of a human mind to the ground. smile
The new library is not a renovation, Ms. Philine, but a brand new building. If I remember correctly, an architect from Finland or Sweden won the competition (or maybe Norway).
At least you are capturing what interests you VZ, I like the textures too.
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Nig. Otherwise, what's the point!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2009, 09:59
Who needs beautiful views, we have postcards for that. Much better to have something that captures the personal atmosphere o a place, which this does most successfully Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: well, someone has to take pictures for postcards as well, Mike. I have a full respect for those photographers. It's a hard work, hope it pays well. smile
yes Victor your bits and pieces are far more interesting than boring portraits etcsmile great textures here.
vz-nostalgia: hahaha The truth is I suck at making portraits, Tim, so I better stick to snapping bits and pieces. smile
nice

it's always the small things!!

Cheers

Rob
vz-nostalgia: well, not always, Rob, but let's say, in my case it's quite often. smile
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2009, 12:26
great use of lines and texture vik
vz-nostalgia: Got to use what lies in front of you, doc. smile That's all that was available-lines and textures. smile
You are somewhere in the vicinity, aren't you?
Love the composition and texture..Well thought out.
vz-nostalgia: I must admit, I did put some thought into this shot, Ron. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2009, 14:23
I like it Vik: it's charming actually!
vz-nostalgia: Charming?! I tried to come up with a combination of two most brutal textures and you called it charming. I bet you like listening to Wagner. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2009, 22:44
vz-nostalgia: By brutal I meant rough textured (as in an architectural sense), not as cruel. smile
Common and ordinary? You are surrounded by a brutal world, Ms. Ellie. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2009, 05:32
I like this picture and it doesn't seem to be brutal to me.
vz-nostalgia: "Et tu, Bruté?" smile
un peu fanée, i like.
vz-nostalgia: well, Stef, both the metal and the brick have been there for about 200 years, no wonder they're "un peu fanée". smile
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2009, 15:04
lovely toning and texture....
vz-nostalgia: sure they are smile
Viktor: You do these so well, why would you want to mess around with "breathtaking panoramas"? Leave those for me, please, and stay focused on these nittier, grittier aspects of experience, the ones usually found lurking in the corners of our psyches.
(Me? I have kitties for you... maybe even a sunrise!) LOL & smile
vz-nostalgia: Are you saying I need to keep a volume of Freud next to the camera in my camera bag, Alan? smile
Well, someone has to take care of kitties and sunsets in this world. I don't see any reason why that someone wouldn't be you. smile
love the framing of this shot.
vz-nostalgia: as I mentioned once, my father was a fine carpenter, Dotun. So, I know a thing or two about framing. smile
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