Aside from its fascinating history, fine colonial architecture, and its cultural impact on the United States, Philadelphia is also known for the abundance and quality of its street murals and street art. This is one such mural, captured on Market St., one of the city's largest roads, just to the west of downtown Philly.
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siudzi (23891) 2012-10-05 14:31
I'm a huge fan of street art. This capture is fantastic based on amazing concept and superb execution. Excellent shot! Many thanks for sharing.
bukitgolfb301 (30067) 2012-10-05 14:40
Hi dear Andrew
Wow another so impressive shot.
Very powerful image that seems to awaken the soul.
Wonderful and tasetful color touch too.
I think this is the best of week from you.
Thank you for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
marabu61 (3924) 2012-10-05 15:36
very fitting title to this picture. It reminds me of one of Salvador Dali's sureal paintings about how one is forgotten by time. In Dali's picture there are three faces with groups of people behind that if you look closely represent the face in the foreground. But the farther you go back in the picture the groups of people start to scatter even more until you can't recognize the face anymore in them.
This one here has the same effect to it. Well seen and superbly presented with the tight crop eliminating any disturbing suroundings.
have a great weekend
rogerl (750) 2012-10-05 18:12
Great photo. It would have been easy to back away from this shot and include too much extraneous background. Great focus on the faces.
SnapRJW (18752) 2012-10-05 21:30
Hello Andrew - Interesting street art makes a good subject, here I love the colour palette and the obvious multi-layered quality of the shot with the artwork and textures of the wall intermingling. Nice close crop too which concentrates the view. Have a fine weekend. Rosemary
delpeoples (44960) 2012-10-06 1:27
You make an interesting point about the grafitti in this town. I remember seeing a movie (was it Streets of Philadelphia?) where grafitti seemed to play a big role in the visuals. Anyway, I like the blue caste to this image, the tight frame and the depth of field. Great shot, very arty.
Cheers and happy Saturday
Sonata11 (28341) 2012-10-06 2:28
such a brilliant captured of street art wonderfully executed. Very intetesting POV, which I really like it. Well done and well seen. Thanks for shating.
timecapturer (30334) 2012-10-06 3:49
this is a fascinating and evocative shot. Your crop is inspired here and the detailing quite remarkable and haunting. Highly original image and executed perfectly. Creatively presented imagery!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
krzychu30 (8879) 2012-10-06 5:13
as I see I´m not the only fan of street art.Such murals like this one can really embellish and enliven the cityscape.You captured the scene excellently.I like the perspective and well chosen angle to present the scene.
The title is apt to what we see here.The mural is really beautiful.I think,that sometimes such street art can be much more meaningful than we can realize it.
Very good composition!
Have a nice weekend
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-06 9:13
I like the recorded image. Good sense of the depth and shape suggests to the viewer. Image of absorbed very well. Well seen and done.
Thanks for the beautiful record.
livermore (1462) 2012-10-07 7:24
J'aime beaucoup cette photo.
Très agréable ambiance sur ce visage du premier plan.
Le bleu renforce l'ambiance de calme.
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2012-10-07 10:33
What a great way to make use of dull space, and this has a fantastic amount of emotion. Very nice point of view to show this too, great shot.
wolf38 (28190) 2012-10-08 21:47
Hi Andrew. A small but nice photo. Composition and colors are best. Overall, a subtle shot.
macjake (39235) 2012-10-16 11:31
yes, its great to see these Murals.
and reading your note along with the other mural photo, i didn't know this about the city of brotherly love.
very smart interpretation with the side angle, bringing the girl into immediate focus.
holmertz (26958) 2012-11-07 11:57
This is a fine photo you posted while I was away. It's a very interesting and clever piece of street art. As we can see what the old wall looked like before the artist got there we realize how much this painting must have beautified the street.
zoomer (3582) 2013-01-03 16:30
Greetings,street art is such a spontaneous art much like the origin of jazz I think.There are three different styles here,I like the close cropping.Well done,all the best,Wolf.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5783)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-19
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-05 12:42