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Golden Highlights

The building with the yellow bits on has been like this for at least 20 years. That's how long I have lived here, and it's never changed. Never been occupied officially, to the best of my knowledge, and just stood there enigmatically, as the world passed it by.

The old Jag passing by was a bit of a fluke, as I was shooting the building, but it rolled past, on the only second I can remember when this street was not full of other cars.

Obviously heavily processed, and I've been told I made a noisy mess of the car, however, am I bothered???

Golden Highlights

The building with the yellow bits on has been like this for at least 20 years. That's how long I have lived here, and it's never changed. Never been occupied officially, to the best of my knowledge, and just stood there enigmatically, as the world passed it by.

The old Jag passing by was a bit of a fluke, as I was shooting the building, but it rolled past, on the only second I can remember when this street was not full of other cars.

Obviously heavily processed, and I've been told I made a noisy mess of the car, however, am I bothered???

comments (10)

I like the processing as well as the odd contrast between the car and the building. The tilted perspective it a bit distracting for me.
Chris Macnamara: I see what you mean about the tilting, however that forced perspective is what I wanted to achieve. I cropped off a load to the right, as it was just too busy, but it really emphasized the perspectice. You can't have everything.
That car looks completely out of place, in a wonderful way.
Chris Macnamara: Thanks Red Pen. That is what I was hoping for.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Aug 2007, 08:20
A "noisy mess of the car?" Are you kidding me, Chris?! I think it's fabulous and Jag would be proud. The whole image is totally surreal, like out of a sci-fi movie from 2025 when there are only 2 people left on the planet!
Chris Macnamara: LOL, thanks Ginnie. For me it has a bit of a Sweeney look. Maybe Life On Mars is more up to date.
Great composition, and the car fits perfectly. Love the splashes of yellow, they complement and enliven all the grey. (:o)
Chris Macnamara: I have desaturated a lot of the rest of this image, as the red brick building to the right was a bit overpowering.
Love the contrast between the run-down building and sleek car. The touch of yellow in the lines echoing the doors is great too. In fact, the more I look at it the more I like it - the tilted perspective works for me.
Ingrid
Chris Macnamara: Thanks Ingrid. The contrast is what I am trying to portray, so I'm glad you got it without me needing to explain.
You made a mess of the car, yeah right, were is the question? smile

Anyway this is such a lovely lovely capture, well impressed grin
Chris Macnamara: Ahhh, now you haven't had the advantage of blowing the original up to 100% in PS, and it is a bit noisy. But I am still pleased with the result . Thanks for your comment Suby.
I like this Chris - very Life on Mars.
Chris Macnamara: You notice the sililarity?? Thanks.
I can remember this building when it was a really ramshackle art gallery , that was many years ago. I'm enjoying these shots of beautiful Swindon.
Chris Macnamara: Maybe before my time....Good to see you back, and hope you are well.
Would make great artists studios - also very taken with the jag - looks in tip top condition, or is that the processing gloss?
Chris Macnamara: Thanks Blackdog. I only ran the dodge tool over the reflected highlights a couple of times on the car. It made a bit of noise, but the car was pristine.
Good work with yellows colors! I like this. smile
Chris Macnamara: Muchos gracias!

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