Posted by bluechameleon (Vancouver, Canada) on 4 September 2009 in Cityscape & Urban.
"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do."
-- Anais Nin
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C'est bien fait, belle mairise.
J'aime N&B dans ces conditions !
4 Sep 2009 5:23am
Follow your step onto this 'dirty' street and experience different life!!! *****stars!
4 Sep 2009 5:53am
J'adore cette image!!! et puis les reflets dans l'eau de la rue! Cette belle perspective!!! Vraiment excellent!!!
4 Sep 2009 6:14am
great expression in this shot Sharon....lovely work!
4 Sep 2009 6:29am
A picture within a picture...beautiful perspective in two directions.
Gorgeous B&W. You have a wonderful creative eye.
4 Sep 2009 6:44am
i can definitely see the reason why one might wish to transcend :) i also like the way you made your water mark look like graffiti lol niiiiiice shot
4 Sep 2009 7:16am
Géniale ce reflet dans la flaque d'eau, très bien vu
4 Sep 2009 7:38am
Fabuloso reflejo. El aspecto de la calle en b/n es absolutamente un regreso al pasado. Bonita imagen.
4 Sep 2009 7:53am
Great job! Black and White is perfect. Plus the reflection from the water.
4 Sep 2009 8:04am
great perspective ! I love the reflection in the puddle and the solitary silhouette in background, great mood !
4 Sep 2009 8:10am
I agree: imagination made the world! I like how the reflections takes our attention despite the rest of the photograme :)
4 Sep 2009 8:11am
great image. One thing you almost consistently manage to do to me is make me realise that these kind of shots CAN work magic. I usually avoided thinking about taking shots that fit into the 'no-faces/buildings/water/scenery' categories because I believed that novelty or feeling or beauty or interest are not present in these - but you, and mostly only you, prove me wrong time and time again....
I look at the world differently remembering some of your images...
4 Sep 2009 8:45am
4 Sep 2009 9:07am
Such a great perpective : love the generous puddle and the beautiful oily blacks of yours - many details in the backdrop too, delicious*
4 Sep 2009 9:08am
the reflection is very cool, it's a piece of spotlight in the darkness of the "floor".
I'm seting up a new blog, the previous one won't be used anymore.
The link is http://www.10fraction.com/
4 Sep 2009 9:28am
reflections on an alley.. the quality of this shot is really beautiful.. well done.. :)
4 Sep 2009 12:05pm
What a wonderful quote...and so true. Love the reflections here...and all we might imagine this to be.
4 Sep 2009 12:08pm
very well light here in the old street. Looks great but like a dangerous place!
4 Sep 2009 12:29pm
I really like this framing
4 Sep 2009 1:17pm
"Tear drops on the city Bad Scooter searching for his groove / Seem like the whole world walking pretty and you can't find the room to move / Well everybody better move over, that's all / I'm running on the bad side And I got my back to the wall" (Bruce Springsteen)
What a great city serenade, Sharon. Looking down to see what's above. A perspective that I love & your tones & lights I adore. Just brilliant! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
4 Sep 2009 1:33pm
a great perspective which takes our glance from the reflection in the puddle until the person at the end of the alley. And a great B&W... as always...
4 Sep 2009 1:35pm
The back alleys of big cities are the most generous theatres for allegories. We tend to seach for light and you found it wrapped in a puddle. Let's follow the light trail...
4 Sep 2009 1:59pm
the reflections open up a whole new direction...not just forwards and backwards, but downwards as well...through the mirror. wonder what lies behind it :)
4 Sep 2009 3:00pm
Reflecting the gritty underbelly. best...jerry
4 Sep 2009 3:25pm
Great shot. You have captured perfectly a particular street atmosphere. Good composition too. Congrat
4 Sep 2009 3:37pm
Beautifully shot & processed Sharon, just love those reflections.
4 Sep 2009 3:52pm
Beautiful picture !
Wooo, you need to be careful walking into an alley like this, Sharon. Looks pretty isolated and scary to me...at least walk with a friend, a male friend that is, unless your female friend is a karate black belt. :-)
4 Sep 2009 4:01pm
Excellent quote indeed ! Suits so well your pciture Sharon. Of course, we're free with such an open sky.
4 Sep 2009 4:05pm
I really admire how you process your black and whites! Amazing. L O V E the reflection!
4 Sep 2009 4:10pm
Very nice atmosphere...Well done Blue C
4 Sep 2009 4:47pm
4 Sep 2009 5:24pm
Nice urban reflection. Beautiful !
4 Sep 2009 5:37pm
Stunning image !
good title !!!
4 Sep 2009 5:42pm
Exquisite reflections. Marvelous leading lines.
4 Sep 2009 6:28pm
Le mystère de l'urbanité se trame dans ses reflets!! Superbe!
4 Sep 2009 6:38pm
Excellent lines and reflection. Well spotted and executed.
4 Sep 2009 6:45pm
Great perspective! Love the reflection!!! Beautiful picture!!!
4 Sep 2009 8:06pm
great composition with a partial reflection beautiful! beautiful atmosphere!
blue.. I love the low angle here, really brings the viewer into the image.
4 Sep 2009 8:36pm
Wonderful capture, dig the reflections...adds dynamic to the image.
4 Sep 2009 8:48pm
such wonderful light.
4 Sep 2009 10:56pm
the tones and reflection are amazingly deep and rich.
5 Sep 2009 12:18am
wow you've really conveyed the scale and height of those buildings in the reflection - not easily done.
5 Sep 2009 1:52am
Beautiful street shot, great bw. Love the reflections!
5 Sep 2009 4:49am
I think you spend much time to find such a photogenic place. Great shot. And I like the meaningful title.
5 Sep 2009 10:49am
This is a great shot! I love the b&w processing. Great reflections in the water.
5 Sep 2009 11:05am
Beautiful reflection and lighting.
5 Sep 2009 1:45pm
When we see a pool we see a picture, its something we cant help...we love reflections...and I love this one, the whole composition and edition. Brilliant!
5 Sep 2009 2:19pm
What a great urban wasteland, perfect transformed in b&w for transporting the mystic message.
5 Sep 2009 2:57pm
very nice urban shot here sharon! what stands out most it eh reflection from that poodle of water. great!
5 Sep 2009 4:42pm
i think i am kinda back to look at these beautiful photos. thank you for your support. will soon make my own politic blog and leave aminus3 just for pictures as i use to. your kind words mean so much
6 Sep 2009 3:32am
Many people would take this shot (including myself) and it would be a simple alley shot. You manage to throw soul into your images. Good work, Sharon!
6 Sep 2009 4:33am
i am not leaving i am coming back :D my political pictures are leaving to another site :D this is the best :D and has great people like you
6 Sep 2009 5:45am
Vancouver alleys have such character. at least the downtown ones do. I even like where you put your watermark. small detail but it doesnt distract from the photo like the can sometimes.
6 Sep 2009 6:22am
The power of the reflections is to make us glimpse another universe
6 Sep 2009 7:24am
The photo is beautiful, very beautiful.
6 Sep 2009 11:10am
Nice framing, nice reflection!
6 Sep 2009 12:07pm
Poubelle la vie !?
Sombre et trouble perspective...
Bon dimanche lumineux!
6 Sep 2009 2:55pm
Great shot !
6 Sep 2009 3:17pm
Very nice detailed mono reflection
6 Sep 2009 4:46pm
Lo que falta por arriba se ve por abajo, muy buen reflejo
6 Sep 2009 5:53pm
I like so much your imagination to find great angles and so huge perspectives. This is spectacular Sharon with great tones and details ! Excellent.
6 Sep 2009 6:37pm
Tremendous reflective shot, yet the darks are so rich and velvety.
6 Sep 2009 7:31pm
A reminder that some situations are more difficult to transcend that others . . but it is all a question of inner momentum. Some great Comments to go with your challenging image here. Posting it its best.
6 Sep 2009 7:46pm
I saw the thumbnail in the favorites section, but did not know it was yours, Sharon. I was just immediately drawn to the light, reflection, and textures. You enjoy what is left of the weekend. Looking forward to your next shot.
6 Sep 2009 8:51pm
Great use of reflection and perspective.
6 Sep 2009 9:13pm
Could be an alley in Tulsa.
6 Sep 2009 10:01pm
You have found an interesting reflection in combination with the perspective of the street.
6 Sep 2009 11:57pm
Amazing shot! Great perspektive.
7 Sep 2009 5:28am
sucks me in
7 Sep 2009 2:18pm
There seems to be a lot of reality to transcend in this beautiful image. I especially like the reflections in this one.
8 Sep 2009 2:39am
a faaabulous reflection -- beautiful detail -- the way up is down!!! :)
8 Sep 2009 3:42am
I find service alleys an interesting place for photography. It shows you the true nature of the city, the ugly, and the unseen. But at times, interesting patterns emerges from dumpsters and water puddles. Nice shot.
8 Sep 2009 4:58pm
8 Sep 2009 7:42pm
The standing water with the reflection is what captivates me in this one.
9 Sep 2009 6:18pm
Amazing clarity and superb exposure!!! Fabulous
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