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photoblog image City Contrasts: Two Towers- Abercrombie and Fitch

City Contrasts: Two Towers- Abercrombie and Fitch

City Contrasts: Two Towers- Abercrombie and Fitch



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  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 14 Apr 2009, 02:22
O how tragic the loss of our precious billboards... wink
vz-nostalgia: don't you know, Larry, without billboards there would be no Ted Turner. How do you think the world would survive without CNN? smile
the less billboards the better.
great shot
Cheers
Rob
vz-nostalgia: the billboards are an integral part of the American urban landscape, Rob. They will die, when the cities die. smile
Nice one, and thanks for catching up on my 'Feeling a little green shot'smile
vz-nostalgia: cheers, Nig. Georgia O'Keeffe was a bad girl. smile
Nice smile
vz-nostalgia: Hard to argue with that, SuSi. smile
  • DrAjao
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2009, 14:26
means your image will increase in value even faster

reminds me of the more famous two towers who's images also must have increased in value
vz-nostalgia: oh, my images increase in value with every passing day, doc. smile That's why everyone rushes to buy them, while they are cheap. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2009, 15:44
Advertising - where would we be without it?
vz-nostalgia: we would still be dressed in animal skins and live in the underground holes, Mike. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 14 Apr 2009, 16:48
well, i'm not familiarized with the brand but i'm sure they are expecting to 'attract' women's attention, eh??
i bet the doves (which might be females)couldn't find a better place to 'rest and relax'..haha smile)

'advertising???...ask terry...he's the one to answer your question, blackdog!'

thanks for the shot, mr VZ, it was really relaxing... wink
vz-nostalgia: You're not familiar with the brand, Ms. K.A.? Good for you.
I guess the female doves express their attitude toward Abercrombie & Fitch by relaxing and pooping on it. smile
Was it relaxing for you too? Don't you dare to follow the doves example. smile
Puts me in mind of the Ogden Nash poem


Song of the Open Road

I think that I shall never see
A billboard as lovely as a tree.
Perhaps unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
vz-nostalgia: It's always a pleasure to read a snippet from one and only Ogden Nash, Bill. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Apr 2009, 19:58
Twin towers, a plane flying and Abercrombie & Fitch looking on while ducking the pigeons (or pigeoning the ducks). There must be significant message there somewhere - but it is evading my simple mind.

Great picture of contrasts though.
vz-nostalgia: One day it will hit you, Louis, (maybe even when you are in a bathtub), and you will scream "Eureka!". Just don't run through the streets of Johannesburg naked. smile
A good position for this one VZ. Well done.
vz-nostalgia: Ha. Funny that you are the first person who noticed how perfectly I positioned myself, Ron. smile I couldn't believe my eyes how nicely the billboard matched the towers, when I saw it during my lunch walk. I returned a few days later to take the shot and the plane was just a sheer luck. smile
great shot Victor, fabulous compositionsmile
vz-nostalgia: cheers, Tim. The billboard is no longer there. A huge 36-story condominium 1010 Midtown blocks the view now.
http://www.atlantacondoloft.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/1010midtown.jpg
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2009, 00:55
It looks like the billboard is leaning on the towers. Clever composition.
vz-nostalgia: I accept your compliment, Ms. Laurie. For you, I'll make an exception to the First Law of Nostalgia. But only once. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 15 Apr 2009, 01:39
vz-nostalgia: I'm not sure about being lucky, Ms. Zhen. Since I took this picture, another one popped up and blocked the view on the towers from Peachtree Street.
http://www.1010midtowncondosupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/webcam-12th-midtown-20080630-112208.jpg
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2009, 12:11
Nicely positioned Vik. Is the guy on the billboard you?
vz-nostalgia: He's not me, Chris. He just looks like me. smile
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 15 Apr 2009, 14:29
I've just reviewed some of the great shots in your archive. You are doing a great job despite an intermittent problem you're having with your camera. Every now and then, as here, it drains all the colour out. Fortunately your compositions are so good that the image gets away with it.

Seriously though, VZ, super work as usual.
vz-nostalgia: I guess it's time to patch the hole in the bottom of my camera to stop the color from leaking out. smile
Be careful what you wish for, chunter, you might get it. smile
beefcake beefcake and more beefcake...otherwise a neat shot.
vz-nostalgia: Ads with bare chested males... it's A & F trademark, Ms. Jamoula. Though, they are not shy of cheesecake either (they sell kids's panties with phrases like "Eye Candy"wink. How in the world they are still in business with all that crap? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Apr 2009, 13:40
vz-nostalgia: you're on the right track about Abercrombie & Fitch, Ms. Philine.
One day (when we get out of this financial mess and when dollar gets strong again) I will personally verify your statement about Rotterdam being the most modern city in teh continental Europe. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 16 Apr 2009, 13:56
vz-nostalgia: "Hi there"... I doubt that that is how folks in Tanzania greet each other. I bet you are from teh South of the US. smile
I see you grind an ax against color photography, Ms. Eliza. smile What's the deal? We both know it's not color vs. monochrome, but a good picture vs. a bad one. smile When asked what kind of music he liked, Duke Ellington replied, "There are only two kinds of music: good music and a bad one." I guess we could say teh same about photography. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Apr 2009, 16:26
Two erections, and a pretty boy...subtle as a....
vz-nostalgia: I think you got carried away and forgot to finish the sentence, Ray. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 17 Apr 2009, 14:30
You must have the doctor look at your fingers, Viktor, you "always" type "the" with "teh"! Is that how you spell it in Russian? Or is it your brain needs to be exam? smile

I don't find them as annoying as electronic ones, such as those along I-75 & I-85 by Turner and Georgia Tech. How in the world did they get city to approve those? What a distraction! With 7 lanes each way plus all those out-of-towners and people just passing thru, no wonder we have accidents EVERYDAY blocking the already the worst highway in the country!!!

Now with flat panel prices dropping like stock value, newer and BRIGHTER ones start popping up as fast as the weed in my back yard! Not to mention now they are easily computerized with unlimited number of advertisement and videos...(who will watch a video with no sound? Aimed for the hearing impaired?)

The "Blade Runner" city scape is not that far away... :-(
vz-nostalgia: Some old folks just can't stop bitching, don't they? smile
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