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My Peachtree Street: Walking Through The Pools of Blue

My Peachtree Street: Walking Through The Pools of Blue

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  • mal
  • 28 Mar 2008, 00:33
no words needed with an image like this! Geometric, abstract, shape and shadow, beautiful. mal
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Words failed me. smile I didn't go for the abstract here, Mal. smile I was so fascinated by the light.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Mar 2008, 03:00
Oooops! Fat fingers! Accidently bumped the "rotate image" button.

You [with a little help from the sun]have constructed a beautiful panorama from a drab, uniform brick wall...that's a class act, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: wonder how you play piano with these chubby fingers of yours, Ray. smile Though, Elton John's fingers are not particularly elegant ones either. smile
Glad you like what I tried to convey here.
I also like the way the sun gets more intense towards the top.
vz-nostalgia: That was the selling point for me, Nig.
Exhibition stuff. This works so well.
vz-nostalgia: Next time I do my exhibition, I'll think of your suggestion, Bill. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2008, 08:52
A great, creative, graphic architecture-photo with a congenial poetic title! Yesterday as I admired the spring-sky-blue reflected in some windows I thought this could be a fine photo.. , but it was only a little thought, whereas you have done a 'great deed'!
vz-nostalgia: See, I can read your mind, Ms. Philine. Isn't it scary? smile
A very ingenious image. Actually it would make rather a good plaza, wouldn't it?
vz-nostalgia: It would, Ian. They just have to install check posts to measure the alcohol level. Too many folks could drown in these pools. smile
  • Astrid
  • the Nehterlands
  • 28 Mar 2008, 10:41
This to me is a likey, love the color, abstract, sun/shadow, just great, deep respect for the way you did this.
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you liked it so much. There was not much to play with here.
  • jamoula McKean
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2008, 10:43
Agree with Mal. Wish I was there!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, this happens only a few days a year, Ms. Jamoula. There are 3-4 days in mid-January, when the sun, if the weather is right, pokes through the very corner of the 17th Street, before falling below the horizon. The sun softly licks the dull facade of the EarthLink building. It lasts for about 15-20 min.
The whole thing is not worth travelling across the pond, but if you do, I'll show you much better places. smile
well composed, nice patterns shot.
vz-nostalgia: glad you like it.
very impressive. Love the colors.
vz-nostalgia: smile Scarlet.
  • MS Guirguis
  • United States
  • 28 Mar 2008, 13:51
I am glad that good photography can transform bad architecture. For those who are not familiar with this building, you might be living a better dream than mine. V, you should offer a "Value Added Services" to all the bad architects out there! Please keep transforming! We might be able to live the dream city through your images. And the road is long.
vz-nostalgia: You are so idealistic, MS Guirguis. Not even ingenious photography can transform bad architecture. But bad architecture can inspire good photography. smile The EarthLink building is an excellent example.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 28 Mar 2008, 13:53
An excellent abstractish shot! Great work with the reds and blues here.
vz-nostalgia: smile Martin. The compliments the for reds and blues should go to the dying sun. smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 28 Mar 2008, 13:58

We may well be the ones turning the world on its' ear.
vz-nostalgia: Who is we, Chris? You and I? smile
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2008, 14:03
This is so creative. Changing the ordinary to something extraordinary. Love the geometry of this, and the way the colour graduates as you are drawn from the front edge to the back. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Oh Roz. Didn't you know, I'm a magician? smile I was hanging out with J.K. Rowling for too long, I guess. smile
  • Bernie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2008, 15:05
To me they look like pools of water...great abstract...
vz-nostalgia: To me too, Ms. Bernie. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Mar 2008, 18:46
have to agree with Roz. You have transformed this into something extordinary.
vz-nostalgia: And I do it all the time, Ms. Aussie! Don't believe me? Come over, I'll do the same with you. smile
Blimey what a picture! I can only assume you just tilted your camera to get this stunning effect!
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Chris. Just tilted my camera. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2008, 21:29
Some rectangle koi ponds in brick paving. Mmmm.

Okay - it is an excellent picture with geometry and the shadows and tonal differences offered by the light.

I have read an article by a person who specialises in taking pictures of buildings for different reasons. On assignment he would stalk a building a few days at all times of the day. He claims that every building has a best time and angle for pictures. I saw some of his exceptional work in the article.

Although this is not a building picture, rather a wall of a building, it does clearly show what he meant.
vz-nostalgia: I had a totally different objective from the person you described, Louis. Those guys try to convey the main idea of the architect. When I shoot an architectural object, my goal is quite opposite, to confuse the hell out of everybody. smile
  • Ron S
  • man on a mission
  • 29 Mar 2008, 18:49
An ordinary, everyday shot made special by clever visualisation. How many of us would have just walked past and never seen? Love the patterns, colours and questions it asks about 'what is this?'
Great work Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Hi Ron. Isn't it marvelous to see beyond the obvious from time to time. That might be the thing that sets apart a man with a camera from the one without. smile
  • Vicky
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2008, 03:05
I wonder what this picture would have looked like when the building was still that crazy blue.

I will stop and look up on my next walk.
vz-nostalgia: Glad you recognized your favorite building, Ms. Vicky. Go ahead and look up on your next walk, but I must warn you, all you might see is a bland boring wall full of boring windows. smile
  • Bernard
  • France
  • 31 Mar 2008, 07:19
où faut-il plonger ?
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome to dive, Bernard, if you have your speedos on. smile.
  • France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • 31 Mar 2008, 08:29
At first, I believe it's was an architect innovation, bricks to walk on a water, something like that you see what I mean. I stay a while to look up to the light and color when suddenly ... I understand (une fois n'est pas coutume smile ) you're playing with vision ... thank's a lot Viktor, for this monday deep-thinking smilesmilesmile
vz-nostalgia: Well, deep thinking once a week will not hurt you, Ms. France. Quite opposite, you might find it beneficial. In time, you might even consider doing it twice a week. smile.
  • Marie
  • Norway
  • 31 Mar 2008, 12:47
I have seen some of your last photos. They are all amazing. I love the "Lost in the fields og gold."
vz-nostalgia: When summer comes to Norway, you'll have your own field of gold. Don't miss this moment, Ms. Marie. smile
The vertical becomes horizontal. Perfect!
vz-nostalgia: The magic power of imagination, Larry. Nothing else. smile
  • Andrew
  • Australia
  • 3 Apr 2008, 04:18
great! I like the graduation of colour and light. I wonder what the rest of the building actually looks like.
vz-nostalgia: The rest of the building is as dull as this side, Andrew, except for the main facade that faces Peachtree Street, which you can see on this reflection
As a thumbnail, this picture looked completely different. It look similar to a walkway on a lake. Then the full size picture shows what it really is. Nice angle which gives a completely different look to an otherwise everyday subject. The great lighting helps as well of course.
vz-nostalgia: Those thumbnails, Nathan... they are so deceiving, like English language: you write the word one way, but pronounce it in a totally different way. It took me a while to figure this out. smile
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 4 Apr 2008, 11:25
Beautiful symmetry! smile
vz-nostalgia: Do you really see a symmetry here, tetsu?
Amazing shot! everyone's said it all, but i couldn't resist giving you a thumbs up.
vz-nostalgia: smile Very kind of you.
Wow! Great angle and perspective!
what a great concept. Very creative.
vz-nostalgia: smile, Jen.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 1 May 2008, 15:16
The eyes are trapped in the light that grows in those warm brick lines... (I also like the illusion created)
vz-nostalgia: That's what I usually do, Ms. Lina, create the illusions. The funny thing is, people do believe in them. smile
très belle idée et belles couleurs
vz-nostalgia: Hey Bernard, this is your second comment on this picture. You must be liking it a lot. smile
  • Bernard
  • France
  • 13 May 2008, 07:08
quand on aime, on en compte pas...!!! et de 3
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. Is that the only picture you like in my archive? smile
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