BeakerSt

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Thanks for the comments over the last couple of days, particular those that received my review so positively.  For those that missed it the results of the June Challenge were posted earlier this week and the notable 1st, 2nd and 3rd images can be found through this link right here.  I would recommend checking out all the entries and looking at the review comments if you are interested and have a spare 10 minutes...it's meant to be fun but also offer some thought particularly on composition.  August's challenge will be posted in the next few days.

This shot is from an area of Alice Springs, reminds me of the aboriginal situation.  Not 100% sure of the result so would really welcome your review comments.


Society

Thanks for the comments over the last couple of days, particular those that received my review so positively.  For those that missed it the results of the June Challenge were posted earlier this week and the notable 1st, 2nd and 3rd images can be found through this link right here.  I would recommend checking out all the entries and looking at the review comments if you are interested and have a spare 10 minutes...it's meant to be fun but also offer some thought particularly on composition.  August's challenge will be posted in the next few days.

This shot is from an area of Alice Springs, reminds me of the aboriginal situation.  Not 100% sure of the result so would really welcome your review comments.


comments (12)

This looks like its under a bridge. Its really great composition. I love the choice of b/w.
BeakerSt: Thanks smile
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 26 Jul 2007, 05:22
Hi Simon - very graphic repetitive shot & makes an interesting thumbnail on the main SC blog page too. The slightly sloping underside of the bridge is niggling me a bit though, but still a great shot. John.
BeakerSt: Totally agree with you and had to recheck the original and I can't tell if it was truly sloping or me being dippy!! Thanks
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire SW Wales
  • 26 Jul 2007, 09:13
Its a shame that vandalism and graffiti seem to be acceptable to a subset of the young the world over. Good thought provoking shot with good b&w pp..
I hadn't noticed the slope, so either I'm not sitting straight or I'm being dippy too wink
BeakerSt: Cheers Andy, I see you're still shy on bringing your shots out into the daylight. wink
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire SW Wales
  • 26 Jul 2007, 09:14
p.s. Doesn't seem as though the ground is sloping...
BeakerSt: wink
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 26 Jul 2007, 11:39
hmmm, someone isnt in the cheeriest mood...nice tones...composition seems perfect and slanting at the same time...i like being disoriented...
BeakerSt: Cheers Samarth, I use a strong G&T and it never fails to disorient me.
Nice. Sometime since I was in Alice but this is a very strong image.
BeakerSt: Not a place I'd rush back to! Cheers Chad
This photograph effectively conveys a sense of abandonment and neglect. The perspective through the diminishing triangles adds a nice depth.
BeakerSt: Cool, helps when people get the vibe you're going for. Thanks muchly
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 26 Jul 2007, 18:52
Those shopping trolleys get everywhere, even in Alice Springs. Good tones on a picture that tells a modern story of neglect and abandonment.
BeakerSt: I'm sure it's the same one who is a celebrity shopping trolley and the paparazzi just follow it around till it gets drunk and falls into a canal...well in my world it's plausible.
I like this bleak, stark piece of realism. The underside of modern life.
BeakerSt: Thanks Christopher, exactly the feel I was going for.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 26 Jul 2007, 23:54
It reminds me a little of a bridge in inner sydney which was once a lower inner city workers area. The shot does emit a lot of feeling of hopelessness. i like it. oh yeah and i thought sheepy was going to start posting at the beginning of the year.
Well- a striking image, certainly...but a sad comment. No, I don't think its redolent of society- as a whole people are naturally more likelty to look after their environment. However did this clearly felt that this wasn't their environment, and fought against it. It's the detritus of war against imposition of change by force. This image captures THAT well, not society- but state.
BeakerSt: I appreciate your point of view. My take on this is that it's reflective of 'white society' and the impact on the indiginous aboriginal community. We both agree that it's sad.
Well this has really blown apart my mental picture of Alice Springs...Still I suppose it's changed a bit since the Neville Shute book. Good use of black and white.Thank goodness they didn't invent colour first! Love your pictures. Whenever I try the architectural or pattern type of pictures mine are rubbish. You clearly have a good eye

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