It’s grungy parking bits day (or abstracted view-o-ramp to get there day, anyway). Have a great weekend, everyone!
Nick Miller: “Why are you holding Fish Sticks?”
Jessica Day: “Because… I’m gonna go scare the feral cats away that live in my current parking spot, Nick… I’m gonna throw Fish Sticks at them… while singing memory and… don’t you dare criticize me!”
– Jake Johnson & Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop
Very nice, Robert. And your new theme looks good with it too. I do so like this image with its contrasts in texture, tones, and line. Mmmm.
Also I like the layered effect and how abstract those layers look to me. And my eyes are doing their dancing thing and the composition is cool too.
Did I say I like this image, Robert? 🙂
I don’t have access to ‘likes’ at the moment, for some reason, you’ll just have to imagine my beady eye up there. 🙂
How kind of you to say, S.E… thank you very, very much! Concrete usually seems to photograph so well… if it’s old enough it’s often very textural and contrasty to begin with (and it’s fairly easy to pull-out even more with a bit of processing)… all of which you already knew very well, of course!
I’m happy to hear you like the new theme, too! I thought it was maybe a bit more subtle. There are a few things I might change if I could get into the CSS (and if I actually knew what I was doing with it), but I think this one might be a bit less busy without the bright orange(s) and all the lines in the background…
I like it, something about the angle. You really know how to pick your location.
I’m very happy to hear that, sir! Thank you! Finding this one was really just a bit of luck… not nearly as planned-out as most things I try are.
How cool. A parking structure is also common in our country but most of them are made by steel framework.
I see! Most of the parking structures I’ve seen (in areas I’ve lived in) are fairly similar to this… lots of concrete… fairly boxy… (kind of fun to photograph, though)…
Nice angle, great texture and contrast. You have a fabulous weekend too! Robyn
Thank you very much, Robyn! I can’t take much credit, there… there was enough surrounding ‘stuff’ to where options were a bit limited, but I always enjoy photographing concrete because of the texture and contrast you’ve mentioned. Thank you again! I hope you have a good one, too!
Love all the different lines in this one. It feels like there is a lot of “movement” in the photo. Very cool! Have a great weekend.
Thank you very much, Ms. C! Hahaha… there was a lot of movement in the photographer, too (that’s what I get for ‘looking down’ from more than a foot above the ground)!
Thank you very, very much!!!
This is one of those one’s I like to pretend what it is before I read what you say it is. This was looking out of a robot’s eyes.
Love the quote!
Hey! I like the sound of that! It’s Robo-garage!
Thank you very, very much!
Great picture and all, as usual, of course, but what I want to know is this: how can it always be “have a great weekend” when you post on Thursday – early on Thursday? Because I want to come live in YOUR world.
Hahaha… believe me… no on wants that, Peg!
Ok the new girl is a funny show…finally we are on the same page
Hahaha… *beep*! I’m not sure I believe it! Is this a first?!
But I only watched 2 episodes
Load-up a few more, Bearman! Most of them are pretty funny. Pretty much anything/everything the Schmidt character says makes me laugh.
At first I thought it was a photo of armor. Awesome!
I feel like I’m almost old enough to remember armor being used at this point.
Thank you very much, Nancy!
Oh, noooooo. Does this mean you watch that show? But SIG, it looks so terrible! And I know you have such good taste. I did see the kiss on YouTube, though, because I am a sap.
Hahaha… well… you know… I do… kind of like it… maybe…
(seriously, if you haven’t seen many episodes, I can pretty much guarantee it’s much better than you might be expecting…)
I certainly didn’t think this was a parking lot ramp. Very original framing of the image!
Many thanks, sir! It’s funny… of all the things I’d been expecting to photograph that day, this was about the last thing… that… um… I expected to be photographing (but I thought / hoped it was kind of interesting)…
Damn, I thought it was a robot from a 1960s Japanese sci fi movie.
By the time I read the sub-titles the robot has always run-off on me…
God damn zilla
Hopefully NOT coming to a city near you…
What, no parkour? 🙂 Nice pic!
Many thanks, Jason!
They do tend to get that look about them.
Just between you and me I don’t think it had washed behind its ears…
Nice grunge, Robert. It looks too cool to be a parking garage. It must be your artistic touch! Yes, that’s it. I didn’t get your post in my in-box today….hmm…Well, here I am finally. Hope you have a nice weekend, too!
Why, thank you, Amy! Very, very much!
Oh, I’m sorry about the not-notification thinggy. I really don’t even know how that stuff all works (or is supposed to work). I get confused very easily, so I’ve never really done much with either the ‘follow’ or ‘e-mail notification’ thing… it’s probably simpler (or should be)… but I’m kind of afraid I’ll just get lost with it all.
And I thank you again! I hope you had a good one, too, B.F!
This reminds me of that robot on ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, well it would have to be a close up view of its helmet but I hope you know what I mean? 🙂 I like it a lot my great friend and I hope that your weekend rocks 🙂
Oh, yes! I do know what you mean! I’m not sure I ever saw the original film, but I’m very familiar with images / stills from it… classic! I need to check that out, don’t I?!
Many thanks, Andro! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too, sir!
Very cool shot! Living in a rural area, we don’t come across those structures very often 🙂 Have a great weekend too!!!
Many thanks, Mary!
I hear you – I lived in a rural area for many years, too (and come to think of it I had noticed the very same thing)!
Oh… That’s not what I was looking for. I Googled “Parking Instructions” & ended up here…
Hahaha… oh no! It sounds like you hit a wall!
I don’t know why, but this made me think of some sort of space-age style furniture or design you might have seen in the 60s. Like it could have been a mod bench in a cocktail lounge or something.
Ooo… I like the sound of that! Plus it makes me think of Mad Men. Which puts me in the mood for a drink and a nap. Which is always nice.
Cool color and curve!
Thank you so very much Cristina!
You know if you really look close you cann see a hummer jamming DMX pusing a police car.
Hahaha… so that’s what I had to jump out of the way of!
This looks strangely hypnotic in that “look into my eyes” slow swinging pendulum kind of way. . . and it’s a car park! Fabulous SiG!
It is very zen. The sound of an empty parking spot whizzing by. 🙂
Hahaha… Quick! DUCK! Or… you know… pull-in!