Thursday, June 14, 2007

The pause that (universally) refreshes


Neon. American. Commercial.
Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click to enlarge]


I've always loved pictures with strong colors and geometries, and I knew this fit the bill as soon as I saw the red glow reflecting off the street. It's difficult to explain how overwhelming a six-storey neon Coke sign is to the jet lagged eye, but I hope this zoomed-in view provides a taste.

Your turn: Is this making you thirsty?

20 comments:

Melody said...

Pass over the Coke. Thanks...

Mr. Althouse said...

Wow! That's a big Coke! I wonder if it requires an equally big bottle opener - or perhaps it's a twist-off?

Mike

Janet said...

mmmm, coke! Love the colors :-) Hi, Michele sent me!

kenju said...

I love the sign, but none for me, thanks! I'm having my nightly beer.

Rachel said...

Absolutely!!!

Princess said...

Hey
Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry it was a boring not updated post :P

Mmm, yes. I could go some Coke. Thanks Carmi... thanks ;)

xoxo

Paul said...

In 1995, I promised I'd never drink another Coca-Cola product. And I haven't. The bad thing about that is that Minute Maid Orange Juice is so delicious.

But that's a great picture.

Here from Michele's.

Gyrobo said...

It's not making me thirsty, but it is giving me insomnia.

Anna said...

Is there a Diet one there? I like this (love the lines myself) and the colors are great! Nice shot!

mar said...

Haven't had coke in ages...
because all I drink is diet coke!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What an amazing picture Carmi...I would love to know how you got it so sharp and where we can actually see the Neon lines...! Fabulous, Fabulous!
And no it didn't make me thirsty but it did make me curios as to how you got thos picture and what camera you were using?

Bob-kat said...

Wow! Such vivid colours!

'B' said...

Thirsty, yes but how much Bourbon would be needed??
Imagine how this same image would look, if it was reflecting of a rain soaked road or similar...
I think it would look grand especially on a 2-3 second exposure (or more)!
Here from Michele's tonight...
Bernie

SzélsőFa said...

Nope. (I think it's a pesticide byproduct.) I stick with my hot tea, thanks.

But the photo and the neon sign itself is great.

Joel Reynolds said...

Hey man,

Great pictures lately. I just read something you posted on someone else's blog about you being an HP guy - any chance you could make the switch over to a Mac? They are sweet machines, dude!
Have a good one.
Joel

Mrs. Fun said...

it isn't because coke taste like syrup and leaves a sugar film on my teeth. oh and i can't drink regular soda it makes my blood sugar go through the roof.

great photo, i struggle with neon signs.

carli said...

It looks like someone went and actually bought the world a Coke.

barbie2be said...

this photo reminds me of both tokyo and las vegas.

i love it.

michele sent me over on this trip!

Cin said...

Hi Carmi! Michele sent me :)

This isn't making me thristy, but it does set off all my energy-saver bells and whistles. Wonder if this thing goes into hibernate mode. Ever.

Love the colours.

Chad Oneil said...

Not thirsty, but a very cool image.