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Downtown Blues

ISO 400 40mm f/5.0 1/30 sec

I fell in love with this wall as soon as I seen it! If you haven’t noticed by now I love the color blue, and this scene is no exception. Β It reminds me of the photos I’ve seen of urban Philadelphia and NY, I picture kids playing basket ball down a side alley way, and a fire hydrant down the block being used as a large sprinkler with giggling children yelling “tag your it” every 10 seconds.

With the weather being so wishy washy lately its exciting even to me to see what each days photo will produce. Our snow is starting to melt again, only to be slightly replenished by the brief flurry here and there. Were suppose to have a good amount of snow rounding the corner of the week, but until then Im enjoying the vibrant saturated beauty of the different hues I’ve been so blessed to observe through the lens.

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61 thoughts on “Downtown Blues

  1. semisanemind on said:

    Love it!

  2. lolweltschmerz on said:

    Simply perfect.

  3. This is a great shot! πŸ™‚

  4. nice photowork πŸ˜€

    i like your photoshot

    I’ve linked you in my blogroll πŸ˜€

    Cheers πŸ™‚

  5. sunny, bright & shining on said:

    Gorgeous . Blue is my color of choice….after red. Lol
    photo is very blue in smiling blue fashion. πŸ˜‰
    Brenda /abostonbean
    Ps looking forward to nightly installments. Not a sleeper.

  6. Nick, that blue is wonderful!

  7. William on said:

    I like that you allowed the lens vignetting to be a part of the composition rather than fighting with it.

  8. Great photo, fantastic framing and colours πŸ™‚

  9. Fantastic blue wall! Well captured.

  10. Great composition. That’s what makes it!

    • Thanks Cindy! I agree, The dead space to the right gives my mind the creative freedom to place anything I want in front of the wall. I cant help but to picture a New York Police officer in an orange reflector vest walking in a blur in front of the wall. Thanks again for swinging by!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I am very impressed with your photography and look forward to see more of it! I am definitely subscribing on my Google Reader πŸ™‚

  12. Nick – that is a really striking wall. You have a nice eye for color and texture! I commend you for getting out in the winter weather – It isn’t nearly that cold here in NC and I’m shivering!

    • Hey Lee!! Luckily yesterday there was a break in wind so it didnt feel as chilly as it has been. Today is going to be the tough one, its exceedingly colder then the last week or so haha. Wish me luck as I venture in to the white washed wonders of West Michigan (Thats a lot of W’s, once I started I just couldn’t stop). Thanks for swinging by and leaving a comment!

  13. Just browsed back through to the beginning of the year – nice. You have an eye for architectural shots, too. For some reason I never “see” them when I’m out and about taking photos. πŸ™‚

    • Sheila, yea I’ve notice I gravitate towards the city detail shots haha. I think my big inspiration on this is Jay Maisel. I love his work in NY and it has inspired me to keep my eyes peeled for the beauty in what most people would see as merely white noise in their daily life. I love shooting in the city so much Im starting to ponder on getting an apartment closer to it so I can shoot there more frequently. haha

  14. I love blue color too…

  15. The blue is beautiful, true. It is a great backdrop for the white and all the wonderful textures. Love it!

  16. dpixel365 on said:

    Simple, effective, great composition

  17. simple beautiful, I love the color of the wall

  18. Your photos are envy worthy:) and thanks for the follow

  19. Very nice. The crisp white trim is such a great contrast against the bright blue.

  20. Hello again:) I just wanted you to know I featured some of your lovely photos on my site in a post about photographs I love:) Check it out :
    I hope you dont mind!

  21. I love the asymmetrical balance between the boarded-up window and that brilliant blue…

  22. Nicely composed, and great capture of the texture of the bricks!

  23. You did great. I love blue colours too… Thank you, with my love, nia

  24. Wonderful saturation and of course composition

  25. Great composition and colour…sharing the love for blue!

  26. Nick,
    This picture is absolutely beautiful. I love how vivid this shade of blue is. It’s dazzling. Keep up the good work! I’m glad you visited my blog, if only because I got to discover yours!


  27. Love the contrast btw blue and white, it reminds me of Greece; white walls and blue doors.

  28. I only know Greece from pictures, never been there but it tops my bucket list.

  29. ooooohhhh . . . the color on this one is amahhzing. i’m deep in a dreary/foggy/moody/low lighting phase right now, probably because the sun hasn’t shone for more than 5 minutes in atlanta for what seems like an eternity. this shot is awesome, and a welcome reminder that there are, in fact, sunny days still to be had. thanks for the boost. mazel!

  30. very nice Nick; where was this taken?

  31. aaaaaah…this is just SO gorgeous!!!
    Well done!

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