Saturday, March 26, 2011

The gray pole and the girl on the bike

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Her left hand disappears just beyond the gray pole. She's pushing the button to make the traffic signal change on NE Sandy so that she can ride her bike north across the street. I like the perspective here, the disappearing sidewalk and the rooftops that extend over the sidewalk. The pole supports the traffic signal for vehicles heading south at the intersection.

Looking at this photo, it's difficult to believe that NE Sandy is a four lane thoroughfare. I took it on Sunday, March 6, when I was out for a walk. It started to mist right after I took this one, so I hurried on home.

6 comments:

VP said...

I like the way the photo is compressed by the lens and how this isolate the minimalist action of the girl.

Birdman said...

Always enjoy a good street candid.

Clytie said...

I like the way the sidewalk leads the eye through the entire picture, bottom to top. I wouldn't have known there was a cross street there except for the glowing "don't cross" hand, and the girl with the disappearing arm. Well done!!!!

Jack said...

The disappearing sidewalk is a nice feature in this photo, and the girl gives our eyes a resting spot.

Sailor said...

Very beautiful picture!
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Dagreb said...

To me Gray is a name and grey is a colour. Funny that as a result "with an a" always seems more vibrant and "with an e" more plain dreary and desolate.