Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Street-level matching accessories

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Couldn't resist taking this photo after work last Friday. I got off the bus at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge for the express purpose of photographing fall foliage. I walked south, then west on the bridge approach to take a few photos. As I traced my path back to the bus stop to catch one home, she popped up, a street-level matching accessory to Nature's paint brush. You see them, don't you? The red jacket, green bag, and rust-colored purse. They match the foliage, fall and otherwise.

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I kept walking towards the corner, going the same direction she did, once the light changed. The view to the right. These cars are coming off the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. More street-level matching accessories.

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The view as I stopped for the traffic signal on the corner of SW 1st and Main. All except for the man's cigarette, it's a great photo. I thought about cloning it out at Picnik, but decided to just not take the time. I guess I could stretch and say that the sidewalk sign matches the fall foliage, but it's too wimpy-colored. I like how the green leaves beneath the autumn leaves accentuates the colors. Cool.

10 comments:

parker said...

You have did a wonderful job on these fall street scenes. Smartly dressed young lady in her fall colors. Traffic was heavy, I can almost smell the fumes and hear the horns.

Kate said...

The red coat is another bright spot in the photo. Nice collection of photos, too.

Lowell said...

A very cool set of photos, Lynette! I especially like the first one and your commentary. At first I had no idea what you were talking about but when I read what you said it all made great sense!

Kelly said...

...love that first photo! It really captures the feel of fall in the city (in addition to color coordination!). :-)

Lorelle said...

I think it is fun see your prespective on fall colors. Very urban!

Michaele said...

Wonderful. I would love to walk these streets. I like that girls boots also.

bfarr said...

I like the top shot, but was drawn to the second...the cars blend nicely with the autumn foliage.

Jack said...

Cute one with that young woman. I wonder if she thought about the seasons or if it just happened.

Randy said...

I love that first shot!

Louis la Vache said...

You got some nice shots of the spectacular foliage!