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photoblog image City Contrasts: Clash of Times

City Contrasts: Clash of Times

City Contrasts: Clash of Times



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Clash or contrast? Sadly too often clash. Interesting building Viktor. What is it?
vz-nostalgia: A contrast often means a clash and vise versa, isn't it, Bill?
That's a TransAmerica Corporation building in the heart of San Francisco, built back in 1960s.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2009, 07:11
I agree with Bill! Fascinating building indeed, never before I saw such a one- are we in Chinatown of Atlanta? A night-pic might be interesting too!
vz-nostalgia: You are right, Philine, a Chinatown, but not in Atlanta, in San Francisco.
Hey Viktor...I thought I'd seen evey possible angle of the Bank of America Building (so what's it called now?)...glad you found this juxtaposition. Perfect symbol of the mixing of cultures in SF. I do wonder about other possible compositions, one/half step to the right or left. Did you do a series? If so, is there any chance of seeing a tryptic of alternate compositions?
If not, kudos on your tonal control.
PS...I won't comment on the center line (oops...I just did! Dang! smile
vz-nostalgia: Well, I always knew it as Transamerica Pyramid, Alan.
Unfortunately, that's the only picture I made. I had just a few seconds in my possession to react, when I saw the shot. I meant it as a control shot, and was going to get back to explore it more, but all got hectic and I never did.
You better not comment on the center line, because it's there. smile What you see as imbalance is just an optical illusion that I failed to catch. smile
  • kellly henry
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2009, 15:15
and yet how boaring would it be if everything perfectly fit together....
vz-nostalgia: I think I knew what you mean by that, Kelly, but still decided to verify with my dictionary the boar thing.
boar (bôr, b½r) n. 1.a. An uncastrated male pig.
Hmmm... Now I'm confused. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Feb 2009, 15:51
San Francisco, eclectic glory, Viktor! LOL at Ti's precision. I guess he would know. smile
vz-nostalgia: Eclectic glory indeed, Ginnie.
What would Ti know that I don't? smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2009, 16:51
too busy to embellish
straight to the point
art is dark
vz-nostalgia: minimalism is good,but only
when it's complimented
by the dots of over-indulgence
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Feb 2009, 19:37
A clash of centre line opinions and a stated variance of 1/8". In contrast eclectic glory is stated, while art is too dark to embellish. Sweet and sour boar is a clash of the contrasting kind.

No-one stated about how east and west is symbolicaly unified at this point. I like this composition.
vz-nostalgia: I always knew I can depend on you, Louis. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2009, 00:12
Very much a clash here Vik: a fine comment on it all
vz-nostalgia: that's what I thought, Chris. Our cities are full of clashes and contrasts. Someone has to take advantage of it. smile
  • DenisSm
  • Czech Republic
  • 21 Feb 2009, 10:14
i like this contrast Vik. very nice one...... and i like more old city style
vz-nostalgia: It looks like old cities were built for humans, Deny. New ones are mostly for machines.
B&W is perfect for this
Cheers
Rob
vz-nostalgia: Well, I wish there were some clouds in the sky or at least a stretch of fog (which is not that uncommon in San Francisco) to add a bit more interest to the picture, but the sky was crystal clear that day.
I've been to SF, so I know this building instantly. The lamps seems to place you in Chinatown. Neat contrast.
vz-nostalgia: You got it, Ian. Chinatown it is. Since you get there, it seems you are not only in a different world, but in a different time as well.
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