Today is the 13th day of the month, many people think it is an unlucky number (not all countries). I have taken this photo in the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, on the day after the local football team lost the match. :(
Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning "3", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobos meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is fear of the number 13 and avoidance to use it; it is a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess Friday is named after in English).
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kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-12 22:02
A very apt photo for the 13th day post! Nice use of shallow depth of field and the tight crop to exclude all distractions and focus on the unlucky 13.We lived in Asia for many years and there the number 4 is the unlucky one and so most buildings are built without the number 4, 14, 24 which makes riding in the lifts quite interesting as those floors just don't exist! There are however plenty of 13th floors!
Thanks for sharing
Enjoy your Sunday
annjackman (21903) 2014-04-12 22:47
This is an imaginative picture around the number '13'. The shallow DOF and the curve of the disappearing white number plates is very abstract. A very appropriate photo for Friday 13th and your note was very interesting too.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-12 22:56
Une composition très originale et graphique....le 13 t'a porté bonheur!
carlo62 (54854) 2014-04-13 0:00
da noi il 13 porta fortuna, a te ha portato una bellissima foto.
Bella l'atmosfera che traspare da questa immagine.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-13 0:49
An imaginative minimal composition to present the mystery and the superstition surrounding the number 13. Good use of DOF and perfect placement of the in focus number in the frame. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
rbassin (24313) 2014-04-13 1:32
une composition originale, j'aime bien.
Bon résultat graphique et bonne profondeur
jhm (159863) 2014-04-13 3:09
Thirteen is my birthday day, this can not his an unlucky number!
Simple picture but everything must can on TE, also an experimental picture suitable
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
chawax (20760) 2014-04-13 3:28
I love the idea ! It makes a very simple and so very powerful composition. Congratulations !
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-13 4:23
clever and innovative imagery this. Like the motive and the wonderfully imaginative composition. It works perfectly. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
holmertz (59006) 2014-04-13 8:13
A very original and smart composition, also graphically appealing. You had a good idea for this.
(Born on a Friday the 13th, but my life has not been a total disaster) :-)
kasianowak (10401) 2014-04-13 10:12
Nawet nie wiedzialam, ze istnieje na to taka fascynujaca naukowa nazwa! :)
Fajna kompozycja, super dobrana glebia ostrosci.
lousat (97487) 2014-04-13 12:29
A very nice idea for an excellent pic,truly original from a stadium,i seen a lot of different perspectives but this is truly new,very well done and very interesting note too about this number.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
macjake (72427) 2014-04-14 22:40
I've always been in the belief that stadiums make for excellent subjects, but most people ignore them.
shots like this one are fun to take, and it show's us how you're using your photographic eyes and sense.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-04-19 14:14
A very creative image! I like the sense of repetition and expansiveness that you have created with your curved line and narrow depth of field.
mcmtanyel (28906) 2014-04-19 19:50
What a beautiful, dream-like photo! Simple and simply beautiful! Wel seen and exquisitely rendered.
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-21 4:08
Wow! Znakomita fotografia! Minimalizm w najlepszym wydaniu. Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem koncepcji oraz egzekucji Twojej pracy. Brawo!
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (42504)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-14
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 21:25