Friday, November 14, 2008

Graphic Details


An Upper Lobby window of Regions Bank , downtown Birmingham.  Not my usual fare, but I try to step out of my prissy French box every so often.  I like the starkness and strong black geometric image.  I didn't have to desaturate this one, a natural monotone. A tip of the hat to Mondrian, oui?

BIG BLOG NEWS... Our friend Bob Crowe over at St. Louis Daily Photo has added a new blog, Gateway.  Now you don't have to wait till Thursday to see his excellent interpretations of St. Louis' famous Arch!  Bravo Bob!!!

The Tune du Jour is......" The Enchanted Garden" by Kevin Kern

PARIS COUNTDOWN.... TWO, just TWO DAYS!!


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33 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Do have a great time at Paris! And have a good journey too!

Cheers

Rakesh

Wayne said...

Prissy?

Tash said...

great shot - looks like a still from a crime/detective movie set in B&W. (BTW I wish you a very relaxing jet plane ride to Paris & not one on Bibi's Belgrade Airshow fighter jet :)

Julie said...

Nice lines, V - nice enclosed spaces. Are you up for my challenge?

Bergson said...

Good journey in Paris welcome in France

jill said...

Nice shot Virginia. btw, I've prayed for good weather next week in Paris.

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, You always amaze me. Never know what to expect and it's always a surprsie. Great pic! Love the new header too - or did I miss it yesterday? Two days, two days, JUST TWO DAYS........

alice said...

Hope you don't fly with Air France...on strike till Monday. Again.

USelaine said...

I agree with Wayne. "Prissy" isn't quite the word I would use. We need an adjective that combines hearty down-to-earth humor with a love of elegance and luxury. I'll bet the French have a word for it. Let us know what it is as soon as you find out. 8^)

Sally said...

Have a wonderful trip! And I don't think your photos are prissy, either !

Webradio said...

Nice post...

And :

Bienvenue en France !

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the photo's from paris.Take a little out of the way cafe shot for me!

Have a safe trip!

Kathleen said...

oops dont know why I came up anonymous.

JM said...

Great b&w compositions! Love both, this and the previous one. Well done, Virginia!

babooshka said...

Before I read the text I heard the word Mondrian in my head. It's another classy stark shot and see no photoshop, natural is best. It seeps through your work that you have painted(should still paint!)as I apply an artist to each image I see. Good influences too.

So the Paris collection, Bresson mono, shadows, bleak, pathos. Go one you know you want to.

Foodimentary said...

The photo is great.

Hope you have a good time in ole' Pasis!

Are you planning to blog while over there?

Rambling Round said...

Simple is beautiful.
Bonjour!

Virginia said...

Alice,
For once I am thankful to be on American rather than Air France. Maybe I could change my flight home and get delayed!! Great idea!!

B.,
I found my Cartier Bresson book of Paris photos. I think I will take it along for inspiration on the long flight!

Wayne,
Don't make me use one of those 9 words I sent you!

Web and Bergson,
Merci for your kind welcome. Wish I could meet both of you while I'm there.

Jill,
Weather prayers are needed. I am trying not to look. I have a cute raspberry colored umbrella just in case.

E. The French have a word for everything, I just rarely know what that word is. Now don't go spilling the beans about our rowdy conversation on PDP! I will keep my eyes open for you and Petrea just in case. You never know. I've not been in one of those before but there's a first time for everything. :)

Thanks everyone for your bon voyage wishes. I will be in touch. My 8 posts are all done and ready for you starting Monday.

Marie Reed said...

2 days!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!

Mary said...

Sacre bleu - I am so relieved that you aren't on AF...and don't fret the weather. Paris is lovely when wet - and makes for more interesting photos.
Still basking from my visit with you, Soon, I'll get you to The Queen City so that I can reciprocate!
xx,
M

Karen said...

Love the Mondrian look of the photo.. Hope your trip to Paris is all that you wish and the weather is lovely.

I'm flying Air France in 30 days... please, please, don't let them go back on strike until I get there.. I don't cared if they strike when it's time to come home.. I think being stranded in Paris would not be the worst thing to ever happen to me.

Virginia said...

Karen, my thoughts exactly. Leave me there, I don't care!!! I'll take good notes.

Mar, WHY didn't we pack when you were here? Now I am in a mess, can't make up my mind, and this suitcase has gotta go. I've got to find a larger one ASAP! Yikes!

B,
no bleak and pathos pour moi en Paris. Just fun and happy photos!

Marie,
Will we see you there? Hope so.

Snapper said...

Natural monotone indeed. Well done Virginia!

Ineke said...

Great shot. Have a good time in Paris!

Helen said...

Hello Virginia
Helen here from Mainz Daily photo. jb is away at the moment, so he is not able to email you. I looking after Mainz daily photo while he is away. If you would like to email me, my address is helclark at gmail dot com

Mame said...

Are you packed yet!?

Prissy is a great word. Looks like Paris, in a way.

I love the Mondrian-look of the photo too.

Bon Voyage!!

Dusty Lens said...

Nicely done, perfect in monochromatic.

Two days??!!

Marie-Noyale said...

I can almost see the St Laurent dress!!(after Mondrian)...
Getting in the B&W mood!!!

Virginia said...

No I'm NOT packed yet. I am still picking up last minute things and I have a photography show to attend tonight , that I wouldn't miss for the world. It'll get done I promise! I just bought another memory card today!!! That gives me 5GB;s now. SURELY that's enough. I must put the camera down so I can enjoy the marvelous company and sights, right???

DL, Thank you again for the wonderful Parisian song for me on your blog today. Merci mon ami!

Helen, thanks I will get with you.
V

marley said...

Very dramatic. I like the simplicity of this photo.

Therese said...

Enjoy every minute of your stay in France!
Bon voyage Virginia et ramenez-nous des trésors de photos.

Ming the Merciless said...

Virginia, the subway shot was indeed taken with a point-and-shoot, the Canon G9. I just set the aperture speed to a slower time (can't remember exactly since I'm still trying to figure out the new camera) and voila, ghostly train image. :-)

BTW, love the photo. Simple lines and great lighting are always a good choice.

Virginia said...

Therese,
Absolutely I will try to do just that. Merci!'V