Thursday, September 04, 2008

RAMSEY, PARLIAMENT STREET

Still sorting through the images. Laborious but it has to be done. The Babooshka household is a mess again at the moment. Lightboxes(yes a real one), printers, scanners cluttering the floor. Then of course it's Gary's artwork. The political pile, the vector pile, the scanned pile, the prints,
the BBC pile, the .. oh you get the drift. It's like playing hopscotch on the living room floor. No clear path, like avoiding cracks in the pavement. Like the schools, the Politicians go back in the UK after summer and that means Gary has to have his satirical, biting, political cartoonist head on for the next BBC gallery he's about to start. So he won't be cooking my dinner for a while!

The image today is just a stock pic for another project. Ramsey Skylines. As you can see it's a jaunty angle and incomplete either side. There is a reason why it's like that. It all about aging a town. It's not the shop fronts you should look at but the skyline. Ground level can go through many incarnations, new windows, doors, paint, tiles, clading, but the top layer tends to remain the same. The topline architecture is what I need to concentrate on as this is where the building can be accurately assessed and aged. So you have two clear buildings and one, the left top corner, the hint of the next building. The angle allows the chimneys pots(weeds optional) and tiled sloped roof to be viewed. A straight on shot would flatten that part of the image, which for the project is the pivotal point. Not so glamorous now this photography lark is it? If it was all sunsets though I would be soooooooooo bored! Note the colours are left natural and the image not brightened. Project images like this have to be as seen.

Are you still awake? Who is that out there I can see nodded off? You mean you did not take notes. Tsk! Ok for being good boys and girls you can have nice skywatch shot tomorrow. The possibilities. Arty farty, black and white, dripping with sunest hues or thunderclouds. Who knows. I'm just not that organised this week.

26 comments:

Laurie said...

Babooshka -- your posts are always so much fun.

I really like the skewed perspective in this shot. For all the reasons you mentioned, and also because it makes this scene look quirky, not traditional.

Chris said...

With our impending move, I have started going through photos, too. . .It is so much work, isn't it?

I like this shot for the perspective, too.

don said...

So Ramsey isn't Scots? Like the slanting detail. Why is the Island's flag flying though?

Lawstude said...

is it me or is the building tilted. lols. great shot again.

Virginia said...

What? Gary not cooking? I love your posts. I think our minds ramble alike. I do think these green buildings are neat. and the angle is just, well, more interesting than straight on. How the heck do plants get up there???

D.C. Confidential said...

Beautiful colors and excellent composition. Makes this photo eye-catching and riveting.

Lynette said...

I can't see one thing that I don't like about this photo, not one thing.

Hendrawan said...

This building like imperial age building.. I think

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
Your audience is still awake and anxiously awaiting your Sky Watch post. ;-)

Webradio said...

Hello !

Ta photo est un peu penchée...

Nice text...

John said...

Haha, I`m still awake. Nice shot and funny reading.

Hyde DP said...

answering virginia; birds drop seeds in the accumulated muck on uncleared drains and the stuff takes root and grows - lots of that kind of plant material on roofs round here too.

Olivier said...

un angle de vue très spéciale ;o).

an angle of view very special ;o).

Saretta said...

Hey...nice blue sky!!!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Lovely - you like taking photos of Parliament St. don't you?
Ciao

Scarlet xx

And yes I guess this mean's I'm back...

Carraol said...

Great greens and love the angle! Cheers.

Mo said...

Seems you need M&S with their ready meals. Do they have a branch there? I love the angle of this shot. Great way to prevent the buildings being boring. It might help me present the grey skies here in a non grey way. looking forward to your amazng sky tomorrow.

angela said...

I hear there's some evil weather headed your way so Skywatch could be interesting. Good point about the top levels. I usually find them more fascinating, too much plate glass at ground level, but hadn't really analysed why..

Anonymous said...

Can you show the ground level to these buidings? Impressive image Would like to but the whole area in context. Many thanks.

Eki Akhwan said...

i like this part of your commentary:

"It's not the shop fronts you should look at but the skyline. Ground level can go through many incarnations, new windows, doors, paint, tiles, clading, but the top layer tends to remain the same."

How true!

:)

Halcyon said...

I like the angle. It makes the stodgy old building look fresh!

Sherry said...

I like the colors too. Imagining island life as peaceful...

Kelly said...

Love the details - your "walk through" was great!

crittoria said...

I love hearing the reasoning behind the photo - it made me look much deeper at it and it is such an interesting image.

Chuck Pefley said...

I'm still awake, but have organizational challenges of my own LOL!

Gail's Man said...

Nothing wrong with jaunty angle photos. Adds some interest and a different perspective.

If we should happen to see one of Gary's cartoons on the Politics Show, I can say to Gail that the partner of my virtual friend in the Isle of Man drew it!

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