Would it be too redundant to say “look” here, or a bad pun to refer to this shot as “pedestrian?” :)
Not really much to say about this picture, it was merely an attempt to be somewhat creative in composition with something relatively common…a safety conscious crosswalk suggestion that has eyes.
I did also like the rustic red brick pavers and the puzzled type pattern it creates. Here I was again, looking a little peculiar trying to get this point of view…people nearby had a puzzled look of their own wondering why I was photographing a routine street crossing!?
If they only could see inside my brain…..wait, no…that’s a bad idea!
Thanks for taking stopping by.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-13 0:48
I´ve just finished to write comment to your previous shot and now THIS!
My friend you know how much I like "tilted" perspective,so I can´t write here anything else-than Superb!Considered or not,planned or not-it all doesn´t matter as the visual effect you achieved with this one is for me brilliant!And somethimes such attempts are the best(you come home watch them again on your computer and then-WOW,what a great idea I had:)something like that anyway:)right?
And here not only tilt works on your favour,also this quite low perspective you used make the scene more expressive and enhances its graphics.(btw.the pavement looks also eye-catching!it´s like you wrote in your note-its red color looks fabulous and animates the whole scene.
I say just one-more of "tilt" please.
Have a great sunday Jason
jhm (145072) 2013-10-13 2:11
I find your picture very nice.
A little bit experimental but wonderful picture.
Taken with a nice sharpness and clarity.
A lovely composition, excellent captured.
Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
macjake (62252) 2013-10-13 4:45
Its about time we lock you up in the Loony-Bin, and since I'm a nurse working here, I have the keys already!
Well, I can honestly say i've never been to SLC, so I don't know how prominant these eyes are in your city, are they everywhere?
As with you, I do like the red brick choice they used here...does it continue all the way down this street?
and did you use flash to make the fg pop like that?
sorry for all the questions lol
yeah, I"m sure the local people thought you were crazy, but we've all been there right! and we'll keep doing what we do.
creative indeed, a smart way to get a unique photo out of the most ordinary of subjects.
I wonder what you have next for us????
enjoy your Football Sunday
Sergiom (68540) 2013-10-13 5:24
C'est la même chose à tous les coins de rues de Londres, pour bien aviser les touristes de regarder du bon côté de la rue avant de traverser, car les voitures arrivent du mauvais côté pour nous.
Noel_Byrne (27732) 2013-10-13 5:46
Interesting composition, and I love the idea of the people around you thinking you are a bit weird being down on the ground taking this, but its created a unique and interesting result. I would love to think that if you look to the right or the left as the arrow instruct, there are other sigs on each side, similar to this one that say "made you look, HAHA!" Maybe that's the childish side coming to the fore, hehehe.
The texture of the path is very cool as you say, like a puzzle made of lego pieces and you got great depth too.
How tempted were you to draw little black dots in the middle of those eyes? Would that be art or destruction of public property? perhaps some eye lashes too.....
Cheers as always
Nicou (131294) 2013-10-13 8:19
géniale compo et vue sueprbe ces deux flèches dans les deux sens et le penche ce sol ocre et le blanc quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (9697) 2013-10-13 8:30
Looking where now, right or left or first right than left? This provocative composition evokes so many questions. Experiment successful I d'say.
Its fun to sometimes try something new and I know exactly the look you get from others when taking a picture of an ordinary scene.
have a great sunday
worldcitizen (7702) 2013-10-13 10:27
OMG! I really took notice when I saw this photo. There are "look" signs like this on the streets here in NYC, and I've tried several times to make an interesting photo with them. So far I've failed, but here I see a very successful composition. :-) I like the tilt and the color and texture of the red bricks. Great depth, with some people at the far end. I'll keep trying, but there are usually so many people walking on and around these "look"s, and interrupting my compositions. ;-)
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-14 3:42
well they do not get any more original than this, so top marks on posting such an eye-catching and unusual image. I like the crazy angle here and the whole concept is 21st century Warhol. If you cropped out the upper third of this stylish execution it would be even more so. Arty and eye-catching imagery. Well seen and well worth what I expect was a get down and dirty angle to get ;-).
Have a great week - Brian.
EstudioChispa (2148) 2013-10-14 9:55
One of the best (sets of) lessons that I am getting here at TE is to consider leaving the perpendicular, and this shot shows all the best reasons to twist a bit out of square. Had you presented this squared up, it would have been perfect for a city worker's instruction manual ("How to Apply the LOOK Stencil," see Fig. A), but with the slight twerk (snicker -- I'm looking at the O's!) it leaps from documentary to art.
I also like your use of the wide-angle's effect of lengthening the distance from the FG into the BG. Well done!
ikeharel (63779) 2013-10-15 0:59
Red stone pavement is in common and usual build in Israel, and why wonder about.
I like the artistic approach here, for the simple warning of being aware to cross traffic on the street.
The gate on far side is an intriguing element - pitty you had not shown it in full.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (111963) 2013-10-16 6:30
Une note intéressante avec une touche humour pour finir :-))
j'aime l'originalité de cette image , par sa composition et le tilt qui l'accentue encore plus, tout simplement bravo
fotoguy22 (4794) 2013-10-19 11:25
I love stuff like this! Looks like you shot from the hip. This is definitely one of those photos that as you're taking it other people (people who just don't 'get it') look at you like you're nuts and I think you found a few, but don't worry about those boring folks. Terrific shot. If I ever get go Salt Lake City I'm going to look for this spot.
Greetings from Florida....................Greg
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-12-03 18:00
you have managed to shoot an attractive frame out of an ordinary subject.this is really eye catching with the colors and the letters.love the tilted candid frame.
ourania (37252) 2014-02-01 13:35
the experience you describe in your note sounds very familiar to me too. It occurs often that people who see me pointing my camera intently over puddles, mud, or the sea -while the obvious subjects stand further away- stop and look around, or search the ground or stand next to me trying to see what I'm looking at:) If I get a good capture I always show them and they are amazed at the "wonders" that lie in such common, indifferent or even bothersome places:)
I like very much the graphical impact of your picture, it's a product of a creative dialogue between you and the urbanscape. The graphics, the tilt, the colours and the textures are really attractive. I enjoy very much the view of the people standing where the perspectives converge. They look trapped in this composition but they take part in the dialogue too:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,