A street scene in the Barri Gottic, Barcelona near the Museu D'Historia. I used a small opening in a piece of sculpture to frame the shot - hence the frame within a frame. A less imaginative and creative shot than yesterday and I added some colour too for those of you who like it!
Title from Lindisfarne song of the same name - their lyrics below:
"Hey mr dreamseller, where have you been,
tell me have you dreams i can see?
I came along, just to bring you this song,
Can you spare one dream for me?
You won't have met me, and you'll soon forget me,
so don't mind me tugging at your sleeve.
I'm asking you, if i can fix a rendezvous.
For your dreams are all I believe.
Meet me on the corner when the lights are coming on,
and i'll be there, i promise i'll be there.
Down the empty streets we'll disappear until the dawn
if you have dreams enough to share.
Lay down your bundles, of rags and reminders,
and spread your wares on the ground.
Well I've got time, if you deal in rhyme,
I'm just hanging around."
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timecapturer (36978) 2013-08-30 3:19
just knew this would include the lyrics of the wonderful Lindisfarne song. The shot sums up the song succinctly too, as well as being a beautifully conceived image. I love your post processing here it is imaginative and just adds to the appeal and ambience of this image. Like it a lot!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
Lindisfarne's "Winter Song" is one of my favourite tracks, it sums up winter's coming so perfectly and is a haunting lyric.
ourania (18532) 2013-08-30 3:52
very interesting concept to use the artwork as a window to the world. Your vision of the world through this window is artistic too. I like very much the long and clear perspective from which people are emerging or are about to emerge. The people offer animation and vibrancy, a very interesting momentary gathering of locals and tourists. No one is looking at the sculpture and your secret vantage point. I like very much the combination of monochrome and colour, it gives a special sense of vividness as you expect other colours to start appearing one by one. The sign CHROMA ahead is a superb detail for me as it means "colour" in Greek. Wonderful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-08-30 5:52
Original pov from Barri Gothic area of Barcelona. Nice image to remember that wonderful city.
Have a nice weekend.
macjake (45574) 2013-08-30 13:00
so do you add a song to everyone of your shots! haha
you mentioned the coloring...so is this monochrome but you layered in some reds? or is it a color shot 100%
I guess not because i'm sure the buildings wouldn't be so grey.
Looking at this scene, I feel as if i'm a cop on a stake out! :)
the other thing that captures my interest is...what is everyone LOOKING AT??? the 5 people from the middle left are all looking at the same direction...hmmmm
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-08-31 11:16
Excellent frame within a frame text book stuff using portions of the sculpture opening effectively. I feel as if you could just peep thought or put your hand thought it looks so real. Love the selective colours as strong anchor point, lighting and detail, Well done.
ktanska (22648) 2013-08-31 12:07
Well, actually I like this more than the previous one. This has more of the 'Learling about the world' touch.
At a first glance this looks a gate opening or something, until I saw torso of a woman on the street!
Definite Barri G̣tic feeling here, with grey stone buildings and narrow shady alleys. Those red shorts really pop out from grey surroundings. I guess you have tweaked colours a little, but that's not at all obvious.
fabbs99 (11030) 2013-09-04 19:51
This is a lovely shot.Good exposure and nice sharpness.Excellent presentation.Very well done.TFS.
rigoletto (32746) 2013-09-06 4:19
looks like a hide and seek play, where other tourists are looking for you, while you were hiding in shades. use of arches as natural borders is a favourite trick to like and the results are usually attractive to the eye.
KristinsCamera (1889) 2013-09-07 7:26
I cued up some Lindisfarne to listen to while enjoying your photograph ~ very nice :)
Love this shot, Mike, with its clever POV, nice touches of color, and everyone looking in a different direction. Ten more days and I'll be there, too.
annjackman (15487) 2013-09-17 6:57
I do like the partial desaturation effect. I have not tried it but I am tempted to do so. An unusual viewpoint of this tourist area which makes it so much more interesting. Who is looking at who and at what adds that touch of mystery.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (27701) 2013-09-21 6:56
Really interesting scene taken with great concept for framing. The result and quality are superb! Very well captured image. TFS.
Mics (186) 2013-10-23 22:09
Interesting scene of wandering tourists and passersby. Lovely lyrics too!