Monday, March 23, 2009

ALADDIN'S CAVE? - MONOCHROME ODD SHOTS

Treasure Trove?

Monochrome Odd Shots


Click to enlarge, it's huge.

Still full of a horrid virus. Images will be what you get this week, so not perfect images at all. This was not really for the blog but personal use, just a snapshot of the place with cars and people, life in the town. What the hell it's amusing. Can you see why? Actually there are a number of odd things about this image, besides the obvious, Aladdin's Cave which is an oxymoron. It might have been a treasure trove at one time, but not anymore. Before anyone mentions the Auction Rooms, no that would not be now. That's about it too full of horrid virus. If you enlarge it you should be able to read the writing on the wall( no pun intended) and a few other close up slice of life images.


Like I said this image was not intended for the blog. It's what I'll call a rough, untampered, journalistic workaday image taken primarily to check the light, distance, white balance and lens compatibility etc. It's the image you take before you take the real image. Think of this as an artist's sketch,a jotting, a doodle a prelude to the finished article. Perhaps that's also odd to post a sketch rather than the finished article.





I am sure I will be bryter later ( and yes that is an intended spelling mistake)


50 comments:

Kitty said...

A street called Temperance Terrace, a car wanting its seatbelts used, nature quietly taking back a building, a woman engrossed in a paper - did she see you? - someone sloping around a corner and is that a ghost in the middle-row-second-from-right-window? It's all happenin' here!

Brian Miller said...

lots of fun oddities here..."proceeds with.." enquiring minds want to know. fun odd shot.

esnorway said...

like the pic it´s so many detail in that.

Snapshutter said...

It may be a test shot, but I was surprised at the detail once I clicked it up to large. What sorta gear do you use?

mononeil said...

Get well soon. And as they do here in Ireland a couple of Hot Wiskey's should do the trick.

Babooshka said...

I thnk I might do more of these for the blog, Non slae images, which means I am happy to post larger files. Good idea or not? It's a Nikon D50 and me. I like Nikons.

Carver said...

I really like this shot. The building works so well in black and white. I hope you get over the virus soon. Being sick is no fun.

starnitesky said...

Well, I do like your artist's sketch, works well in b/w and I particulary like the lady reading the paper in the foreground.

I hope you will be feeling better soon, these virus' are no fun.

Pierre said...

It is a Tour De Force and so French in it's attitude.

Boise Diva said...

Wishes to you to be on the mend quickly!

Jacob said...

Well, hell, it ain't a bad shot! In fact, sometimes these turn out pretty good...like this one. Lot's of interest here and the composition is good...I like the woman reading and the car moseying by...

You've not been listening, either: I said "Get well!"

Seriously, I hope you're feeling better soon; I just recovered from a miserable few weeks with thingy that wouldn't go away!

Lew said...

Which gets the bigger crowds - the Plough or the Temperance Terrace? Hope your virus goes away soon.

Small City Scenes said...

Odd indeed and so it fits. MB

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a beautiful shot Babooshka. I especially enjoyed enlarging this. I love the shiny haired woman sitting down reading. Overall it's a lovely composition with something interesting to look at in every corner. Nice job.

skywind said...

Oh, this picture gives a strong sense of mystery and shock.
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Aileni said...

Another building that looks as though it has seen better days. Sound a little like yourself at the mo... get well soon.

uncleawang said...

I can see another beauty in monochrome..
Have a nice day.

Gattina said...

Simple but efficient, I tried to read the news paper of the lady !
Hope you get rid of your virus soon, that's terrible !

Olivier said...

un superbe b&w (surtout la composition avec la dame sur le banc) g√Ęcher (pour moi) par ton copyright au centre de la photo ;o(
a superb b*w (especially composition with the lady on the bench) to spoil (for me) by your copyright in the centre of the photograph ;o(

Mark said...

It is a real photograph of Ramsey, run down and over. An honest capture.

RuneE said...

A cave is where you find one, but I hope Aladdin had gone. But I agree - names and places don't always match.

Take care!

Marie Reed said...

I hope that your Aloe Vera Kleenex are treating your nose well!

Bibi said...

This looks like an old, old photo, but I mean that as a compliment! Reminds me of scenes from our vacations in New England. Like the composition.

Brett said...

Just catching up after a week away, some great shots as always

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hope you're feeling better. The big white structure looks inviting and foreboding at the same time.

magiceye said...

I LIKE IT. IT HAS A VERY OLDWORLDLY FEEL TO IT..

Hilda said...

Hey, some great masters' sketches of their paintings are worth millions now too!

I must say that I love that 'temperance terrace' — whatever it is.

Mojo said...

Temperance Terrace? WTF?

Great shot Babooshka, hope you feel better soon!

Gypsy at heart said...

I'll bet this building has never before had such attention. The test shot turns out to be full of intrigue. My favorite part is the woman reading the paper. There is a real story there somewhere....

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Robin said...

I'm not sure which seems more out of place - Aladdin's Cave or the other sign - Chrystals. It certainly looks like the building that prosperity forgot.

Hope you're feeling much better soon.

Daryl said...

nice entry for both!

Catherine said...

An abandoned house waiting for better days.
An old woman waiting for the first sunrays of the season, that she has found.

I wish you to feel better soon, Babooshka. To find consolation ; as long as they're not computer virus. Yours are treatable.

Mannanan said...

I like these type of shots 'cause they are similar to the ones I normally post on my site capturing Ramsey as it is. A little piece of history. Nothing glamorous in most places where people live their normal day to day lives and this is captured perfectly. Love the old lady reading her newspaper. Did you know that this area where the seats are and the Millennium stone is, is called locally...The Gas Gardens?

Dina ... UK said...

I hope you are feeling bryter...
(what's in a word) lol.

I like Aladdin's cave looks ideal for a rummage...:-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

An honest shot, Babooshka! Sometimes it's nice to see places as they really are, ;-) Get well. You've been sick long enough! ;-)

lucy said...

I remember when you could buy bargains here and it was a treasure trove. Happy days.

Peter said...

A nice "sketch"! :-)

Jim said...

I just think its neat you caught a local in the picture.

John said...

This is both a nice and a odd shot.
I love it.
Continue with large images and have a nice photo week. :)

gogouci said...

Nice clean, interesting narrative piece. Here's to a brYter you. Get well soon.

Gail's Man said...

Might not be a particularly photogenic picture, but it makes for a useful social document. I too was amused at Temperance Terrace. Is that where all the teetotalers lived?

allhorsestuff said...

That was really fun!
A lot to seek out and find in such an unassuming shot!
Glad you are resting ...with the computor~

Carolina said...

Great post! Big smile ;-)
Really hope you feel better soon.

Mo said...

Sketches are useful. Helps us see the process. Hope you start feeling better soon. Lots of sneezing out on the London streets at the moment. Spring I spose.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

It is a good mono shot, the building really stands out against that sky.

I hope you feel better very soon.

Dragonstar said...

I like the balance, and the railings in the distance by those steps.
Be well B!

Virginia said...

I would venture that Aladdin's Cave is overnamed.V

Anonymous said...

She looks like my nanna it's not she lives in Port Erin.

Katney said...

Odd for you to post a sketch, perhaps. For some of us it's pretty run of the mill.

Neil Tasker said...

I think it's 'Bryter Layter'. Not that I'm being pedantic or anything! :-) Lovely post. Cheers.

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