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City Contrasts: Red vs. Blue

City Contrasts: Red vs. Blue

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jan 2010, 01:10
Beautiful image, VZ.

I am especially drawn to that gorgeous frill on the chimney.
vz-nostalgia: The design of the chimney competes with the tower in elegance and sofistication, doesn't it, Ray? smile
vz-nostalgia: :
black and white
is not always drab
sometimes a lack of color
is a blessing

during mating season
some are attracted to color
while others- to a shape
a few- to both
still very few
are attracted to
one's intelligence

isn't death is already black
for most of us?
unless it is illuminated
by the soft glowing of worms
(do I smell Baudelaire here
once again?)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2010, 06:00
Architectural contrast. The red wins from the solarium. Great shot.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Louis: The red wins...
VZ: Not always. smile Red color is not as common in nature as blue, but it is much noisier and louder. Maybe that's why Republican states called the red states in teh US. smile
very good angle and POV
vz-nostalgia: if one is not able to pick a good angle and a good point of view (POV), what's the POS (point of shooting), Ms. Chantal? smile
Red lipstick here, very strong red. I like the arrangement of both buildings.. From the angle you shot looks like 1 building made of 2.
vz-nostalgia: One can put as much red paint on this wall as they like, but it is still a wall, Ms. Delia. smile It is like putting a lipstick on a pig. smile
Very interesting shot - I thought, for a moment that it was a single building, but then realised it was two: but it's really an abstract, isn't it? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2010, 12:23
in reality? The contrast is a bit shocking and it's the first time I would like asking: What about b&w?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Philine: In reality?
VZ: Absolutely. Have I ever lied to you, Ms. Philine? smile
It works in b&w, but not the way I wanted this picture to look like. This is just an occasional splash of color on Nostalgia, Ms. Philine, to break teh pattern. I'll be back to b&w in no time. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2010, 12:27
in reality? The contrast is a bit shocking and it's the first time I would like asking: What about b&w? I like the composition: the diagonal line and the steps-architecture in the background!
  • clo
  • France
  • 29 Jan 2010, 12:36
i love the two suggestions...the blue and red color and the modern and "old" architecture...
You know how to create and emphasize the simplest things...
A magnificent photographic glance...

i wish you a good weekend Mr Viktor...:o)
and thanks for your are the best patient reader in this virtual world...:o))
vz-nostalgia: smile
Clo: You know how to create and emphasize the simplest things...
VZ: Oftentimes, there is so much depth in simple things, Ms. Clo, and opposite is true, a complex thing turns out to be way too simplistic. smile
  • Erika Morgan
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2010, 14:11
usually the red is on the other side of things.
vz-nostalgia: ...and usually it's the wrong side. smile
really nice composition and color contrast smile
vz-nostalgia: You are too technical today, Charles. smile and technicalities usually bore me to death. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2010, 16:22
Well I was bound to like this one Viktor - the bold colours and diagonal lines make for a very strong composition. I hope you won't mind me saying this, but I think it's doing you good to get out of your garden for a bit and observe the wonders of the world at large - your last two posts have made a refreshing change!
vz-nostalgia: smile I wish I had more time to go farther than my garden, Ms. Ingrid. smile
And I thought I have a pretty good variety of shots here on Nostalgia. smile
  • Ti
  • Somewhere in time
  • 29 Jan 2010, 17:06
I guess it truly defines the meaning of "face brick", once it turns corner it's no longer consider a "face" anymore...

Does it bother you that it's not at least painted red? smile
vz-nostalgia: Nothing bothers me anymore, Ti. I saw it all. This is a typical suburban architectural aesthetics: to make the street face pretty, and the rest three sides can look like sh@t. smile Reminds me of Porthos' baldric: fancy leather on the front and a cheap fabric on teh back. I bet, you have no idea what I'm talking about, because you don't read. smile Go ahead and pick in your local library a volume of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers". Read it, then we'll talk. smile
stunning comp/contrast's Victorsmile
vz-nostalgia: blah-blah, Tim. smile
Takes a good eye and a creative mind to compose this - like the shapes and the colours in this one smile
vz-nostalgia: Actually, it took TWO good eyes, Aksel. smile
i think in eastern cultures, death is thought to be white, instead of black.
lack of color can be a blessing, as can be lack of smell or beautiful silence.
vz-nostalgia: :
Sera: i think in eastern cultures, death is thought to be white, instead of black.
VZ: It sure is. That's why I said for most of us (not for all of us). smile
Sera: lack of color can be a blessing, as can be lack of smell or beautiful silence.
VZ: Woody Allen once said that he gets physically sick, when he's removed from the noise of New York into the silence of a country life. smile I think he woould confirm your statement. smile
great perspective.

this one's a beauty!!

vz-nostalgia: If this one is a beauty, does that mean teh other one was really ugly, Rob? Which one was it? smile
If I were to praise this, I would say gosh, wow, and splendid. But I shall restrain myself. smile
vz-nostalgia: So glad you are a man of a great restrain, Larry. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2010, 06:35
Beautifully positioned Vik: that red is awesome!
vz-nostalgia: You walk, you see things, you click the shutter, Chris. Quite simple. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 7 Feb 2010, 16:02
have you heard the song: 'the red brick wall'???
vz-nostalgia: I did not, Ms. KA, but I've heard "Lady in Red", a cloying Chris De Bourgh's tune (which makes me puke every time I hear it). smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 9 Feb 2010, 09:53
sorry.. i meant this one:
and yes!! I'd heard chris' song..which was a boom here when i was in my teens!!!
many 'nostalgic' memories came to my mind after listening to it again..hahaha
vz-nostalgia: No, I haven't heard this one either. smile You must be kidding, Ms. KA. Who hasn't heard Pink Floyd's The Wall? Well, maybe folks in the tribes of Amazonia. smile
Wonderful colour Viktor smile
vz-nostalgia: smile I wish I could take credit for the paint job, Ms. Pam. smile
Great composition here!
vz-nostalgia: smile I would challenge you to find a badly composed picture on Nostalgia, Ms. Ada. smile
Good composition isn't the same thing. I find this one really different, the contrast of the shapes catch the eye more than in other captures even if well composed.
vz-nostalgia: hahaha... Good composition is certainly not the same thing as great composition, Ms. Ada. smile I got to give you that. smile
  • jojo l'abricot
  • France
  • 15 Apr 2010, 13:44
easier to paint the wall in red than the sky in blue !
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I didn't say that it was hard, jojo. I did enjoy to paint it very much. smile
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