Holiday on the right coast

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 0dBm, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
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    I finally got around to posting some images from last Christmas while visiting my hometown:

    This is an bridge that I frequently crossed from the old neighborhood to the park. It has been rebuilt half a dozen times over forty years.
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    It's hue has varied over the years.
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    It's moist in the area so the brown leaves fall right on top of new growth.
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    The park has evolved recently; however, the sun peers ever so brightly through its structures and vegetation.
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    A new children's area has given the place a facelift.
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    A walk through the massive park brings back memories via the familiar settings.
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    As I leave the park area at the other side, the white lines on the asphalt stop the traffic as I cross.
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    Across town I have dinner with the family by the sea...
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    ...as we watch the sun set on a fine, quite enjoyable day.
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  2. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing these. I especially love the wooden texture of the first two! I also like the wide crops - it really creates a sense of movement.
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice work with the B+W processing....the first in particular has some sweet silhouette action going on.

    Second from last is very nice indeed....looks like a great place for late afternoon drinks by the water.
     
  4. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2012
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    Great set! Really love the first one, and the BW comp of the tree!
     
  5. azngigolo64

    azngigolo64 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 16, 2012
    great set! I love the color of the green bench and the composition of the 2nd from last.
     
  6. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I really love the contrast/colour balance in the first few. Pictures 1 and 3 really jump out at me. I think this is the first time I've seen you share pictures- Great work.

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  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I really enjoyed the pictures. where is this?
     
  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Images were captured in my hometown; the coastal city of Virginia Beach, VA.
     
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Cool - my wife is from there.

     
  10. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    I loved the use of shadow in 9 and 11. In 11, were you aiming to look like you were sliding, or were you just using your hand as a lens hood and accidentally arted? =)
     
  11. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    My very first thought when I saw the top facade of that slide was that it looked like the hood of the bad guy/creature in many Hollywood movies seen over the years.

    I wanted to place my torso so that the shadow of my head would appear just inside of the hood; however, it was too early in the day for me to do so (sun was straight up) and I didn't have anything to stand on. I intended to make the image in B&W; however, I like the red so much that I decided to keep it in color.
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  12. AlexH

    AlexH Mu-43 Veteran

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    I enjoyed them all, especially the first image. I love the texture of the wood.