This is a view of King Street in Sydney's Central Business District. The window you see on the left is part of a display in the Louis Vuitton shop, which now occupies one of the grand old bank buildings.
In my Workshop is the Black & White version.
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willperrett (7040) 2012-09-16 7:26
Talk about coincidences. Did you know that not more than a couple of hours ago this was posted by May Jayne (mayjayne)? Different city, different continent, same display. We really do live in a global village and corporate culture is killing individuality.
Red vs blue; organic shapes vs architectural geometry. Interesting stuff
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-16 7:36
bella composizione, combinazione di riflessioni e realtà... interessante è l'installazione in vetrina... mi piace anche la versione in bianco e nero dove si nota di meno il confine fra le due realtà...
TopGeo (38202) 2012-09-16 7:42
Hello Lisa! Beautiful place, great landscape photo, with an impressive "touch" of architecture!BG Great POV, framing and composition, Faultlessly light management, wonderful colours!
Very impressive photo, perfect in any aspect! Excellent perspective, fantastic "lead in" line!
Great composition and framing, excellent light management, wonderful idea of POV, impressive effect FG! Congratulations!
snunney (83801) 2012-09-16 7:44
Have you been splashing at LV, you naughty girl? I have to say that I prefer the black and white version here, though the main posting has its charm. The point of view is well chosen showing the stark contrast between the strange window display and the surrounding high rise buildings. I like also the couple walking down the street. Just think b&w suits the mood better and tones down the rather garish window. Being old fashioned I suppose, but there you go.
mayjayne (3497) 2012-09-16 7:57
Yes - what a coincidence !! :)
I like your B&W version better - the lines seem cleaner and all the details, especially the reflections, care better seen.
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2012-09-16 9:11
I'm not one for shopping, but I must admit that a window display that can grab my attention will definitely feature huge colorful tentacles. What an odd display. Excellent shot with the reflection of the beautiful glass buildings, it not often we enjoy modern architecture and stylish lost sea creatures in the one image :)
Sonata11 (33251) 2012-09-16 9:56
wow !!! What a fabulous reflection of modern architecture and the impressive art on the shop display . An amazing red colors of art which is eye catching. Very interesting composition and great frame. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-16 9:59
A really interesting display here, Lisa! The tentacles seem to be chasing the passers by, or are at least aware of them :) Great reflections, though I note that the sky seems to be brighter in the reflection than in reality - a trick of the glass, maybe? The B&W version is eye-catching as well, and in some ways I prefer it, though it's a shame to lose the bright colors of the window.
carlo62 (32839) 2012-09-16 10:14
ti sei lasciata prendere da tutti quei tentacoli, però soffermandoti sei riuscita a catturare questa gustosissima immagine, con colori e riflessi splendidi.
Se ti fosse avanzato qualche tentacolo, ti ricordo che mi piace molto il polpo con le patate!!!
janjan1897 (1001) 2012-09-16 10:54
What a splendid composition, here ! I love the way you cleverly framed the scene, using the street as a good lead in to the modern buildings in the BG whose reflection takes us back to the shop window, and then we've come full circle. I specially appreciate how the arcitecture invites itself into this window display. A very well thought and executed photo.
Have a nice week.
corjan3 (2095) 2012-09-16 11:06
Amazing that you and May Jane posted images of virtually the same display from such very different parts of the world - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Spain/Catalonia/Barcelona/Barcelona/photo1383094.htm
Very interesting but I am unable to figure out what the display really is about. Perhaps you can provide the answer. I do notice, though, that they seem to be tentacles of octopuses. Very interesting POV.
bayno (18342) 2012-09-16 11:15
guarda dove sono arrivati gli stilisti per essere originali..e per vendere...una vetrina piena di tentacoli di polpo ehehe ma dentro il negozio invece delle commesse ci sono i cuochi? scherzo...lo scatto è stupendo...belli i colori e la luce, bello il riflesso e la prospettiva, e sempre un ottimo lavoro con i tuoi settaggi...bravissima....
un caro abbraccio...
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-09-16 11:38
Love this shot. Both the colou and B&W versions have appeal and it is hard to decide which I prefer. It is certainly an interesting window display ( not too much of the merchandise on show , lucky you mention who it belongs to :). I like the reflections, so sharp and the contrast between the red tentacles and their curved organic forms contrasted against the modern geometric architecture in blue shades. Well seen and captured. I do like the somewhat oblivious feel to the people passing by
Have a great week
Adrian_S (1173) 2012-09-16 11:57
This picture can be put without doubt under the cathegory "graphics". Ones mind finds it pretty hard to focus on something, but that is exactly what I like about it. Very good job!
All the best
Gigidusud (15887) 2012-09-16 13:11
Originale composizione in questa strada moderna.Splendidi i riflessi,ben visto!
Un caro saluto,Ghislaine.
ourania (31073) 2012-09-16 13:57
Ciao cara Lisa,
superba la tua composizione ed interazione con le immagini che ti circondano in citta'. In contrasto con i passanti che in questo momento sembrano sorpassare i tanti stimoli indifferentemente, ti sei fermata ad osservare ed interpretare quello che ci sia in questa strada. Lo stilista della vetrina aveva fatto lo stesso ed adesso tu hai messo nel gioco anche noi. I tentacoli sembrano sfidare giocosamente le forme ed i motivi rigidi di tutte le strutture che ci sono intorno, anche se, grazie ad i riflessi, le strutture li hanno ritrovati nella vetrina. Una scena di vita quotidiana ripresa artisticamente e con vera maestria tecnica. Stupende la prospettiva, la chiarezza e l' illuminazione. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona settimana,
dkmurphys (49338) 2012-09-16 13:57
Spectacular shapes in the window. I like the POV and the attractive result. Well taken.
tyro (20480) 2012-09-16 17:19
Ciao cara Lisa,
WOW! This is brilliant!
A wonderful composition in which you have so expertly matched the exposure in the street with that in the window display perfectly. But how curious that May Jane should post a not dissimilar picture, also of a L.V. display, this very day?
I've compared your picture with your workshop one and for me it's just got to be the colour version. The b & w image is excellent but I think that the differences in colour between the display and the street scene really do add to the attraction of this photograph.
Of course, the reflections of the tall buildings and the couple walking away from you also add to the interest.
Fabulous colours, perfect exposure (in very difficult conditions), great depth of field and exquisite details and sharpness.
jjcordier (76364) 2012-09-16 23:30
Vision étrange de cette ville semblant être envahie par ces tentacules. Original!
macjake (56590) 2012-09-16 23:33
Not sure if surprised is the right word, but i'm tired, so I'll go with it
I'm surprised how well the monochrome version POPS compared to the color version.
sometimes the monochrome can do that, and i think you found the perfect subject for it.
I have to agree with Stephen in that i prefer the WS photo over this one, but it still has its merrits of course.
a totally different subject for you, I would expect to see this from Juan - he likes doing the half wall window reflection shots like this one :)
cool shot, i like it
Silvio1953 (122269) 2012-09-17 0:55
Ciao Lisa, gra bella la vetrina e magnifico il riflesso, ottima anche la versione in bianco e nero, splenddia prospettiva, brava, un abbraccio Silvio
ikeharel (57232) 2012-09-17 1:07
Well positioned in front of LV store front-window, Lisa, show beautiful street view mirror's, and the unique display within.
Not quite understood what the decorator of a luxury business meant to show, but it do's look intriguing.
Thanks for warm greetings.
abmdsudi (43542) 2012-09-17 6:29
These tentacles or some kind stuff from the sci-fic movie dominate almost half of total space. But their contribution is tremendous and so inflencial to the eyes, a lot to see and wonderful colors to absorb with excllent mixed lightings. The pov works well extending the depth into the distance and equally intriguing are those cool reflections and shadows that invite the eyes into another dimension, and you are so close standing obliquely to avoid your own shadows in the image frame. This is an excellent observational image, the normal showcase windows turns to something special to drag the eye in, and the way you have presented it. Creative shot, Well done, TFS.
Cricri (106327) 2012-09-17 12:20
Voila une composition original dans cette vitrine avec des formes étranges, colorées avec un joli jeu de reflets et un grand contraste avec le reste de la rue, pas mal du tout aussi la version N/B, deux belles réalisations
Belle soirée a toi
Waylim (25350) 2012-09-17 15:56
Hey Naughty Girlfriend.
Really cool shot here, I love the abstract quality the reflection and the actual element inside the store give an impression of a double exposure. The worm or octopus like tentacles give and eerie feeling and interesting abstract shapes. I love the colors and a nice combination of both inside the shop and the reflection of the exterior.
I like the b&w version a little more if I have to choose.
kiks (11749) 2012-09-18 8:15
Very intersting effect you create with your choice of POV and composition. The organiac colorful shapes contrast so beautifully with the grey concrete world 'outside'
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-09-18 9:24
the blue tower's super reflection on display admires me a lot. well-done as usual.
mkamionka (30618) 2012-09-18 12:25
very original presentation. The window makes an intriguing foreground. It catches the eye but it also provides occasion for reflection. Very well spotted. It is inspiring for me to get creative as well.
francio64 (38276) 2012-09-19 3:56
molto particolare il soggetto all'interno della vetrina di questo negozio.
Sembrano i tentacoli di un polipo.
Belli anche i riflessi che si sovrappongono.
Non credo di essere passato per questa strada, ma il grattacielo sullo sfondo a sinistra, (parte reale e non riflessa), credo di conoscerlo.
Ti ho postato un WS dove credo di avere lo stesso edificio, che però ho ripreso dalla Sydney Tower.
Purtroppo la foto non ha una buona qualità per essere postata in galleria.
photoray (12197) 2012-09-20 19:50
I doubt if this impressionistic otherworldly display would encourage me to shop, but certainly stop to be amazed.
Sydney is truly one of our great metros, and I cherish my brief visit and the people.
Louis Vuitton and the French are heavily involved in the America's Cup races, and upcoming in San Francisco again - October 3 thru 7th.
Have another fine weekend, and many adventures,
PS: Nice attractive profile photo, and is that the Confedracy book in your hot little hands!??
CLODO (30256) 2012-09-21 1:52
what a contrast!
red vs blue
straight lines vs curves
dummy vs real life
3/4 vs 1/4
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-09-21 5:49
Ola Lisa ,
Bom reflexo neste vidro desta montra , belo efeito visual destes tentáculos de polvo , ficou bem interessante o fundo devido ao reflexo , gostei da simetria , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo