Today I am going to start my longest series yet. I invite y'all to take a bit of a stroll down Main Street Vancouver!
We are going to begin here at Main and 13th at the Pinky Coin-op Laundry House and walk north, all the way downtown, to Main and Hastings. It's a nice little 3-4 km wander.
So take your kiddies in hand, grab some cotton candy, and put on your sunglasses... ;-)
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Post-pro: levels, curve, sharpening.
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This is the first pic in my A Walk Down Main Street series. I ask that you view the series in order please (if you're so inclined of course!). The street has a story. Cheers!
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Ebbe (9625) 2004-10-02 16:42
A bold angle but it works. The graphics of letters and the red colors are strong elements in this one. I just wish the corner of the Main Str. sign had been included...
SylFondacci (4087) 2004-10-02 19:09
Hi Alex ! I am ready, I put my sunglasses already as you can see on my intro photo and for the visit of Main Street Vancouver !
Very nice shot indeed !
flydragon (0) 2004-10-03 4:25
i like the composition here
this logo PINKI is verry cool
this make a verry good graphic photograph
sorry pts tmrw
Luko (14000) 2004-10-05 8:49
Very nice. Don't know why, but it conveys some kind of jazzy north american urban mood.. may be the let down paint and these "dancing" letters.
Horizontal lines are structuring the image (apart from the big vertical post) I suggest you crop the bottom part so to get rid of the white curtains that display vertical lines.
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-10-07 13:53
i don't like how you clipped the corner of the mainstreet sign, i would like it more if it was complete.
timmiles (0) 2004-10-10 6:35
I like this shot - it doesncapture somekind of retro mood, it's almost like those letters are from a more innocent optimistic time...Have you come across the photographers Wayne Eggleston and Michael Ormerod? I suggets you do check them out - they specialise in the 'mundane' urban environment like this...
torben (3100) 2004-10-13 14:16
I just discovered this street and I think that I'll take a little stroll along it from time to time.
The tilted framing and jumping letters with faded colours and dirty blue sky shows a bit of worn out americana that I find strangely attractive, it reminds me of some William Eggleston photographs.
clarita (654) 2006-05-04 15:25
i like this comp.
you framed it well.
haha...i enjoyed reading your note :)
for this pic, i only wished this photo was a bit brighter...otherwise, i like.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 64
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Walk Down Main Street., Signs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-02 10:57