Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Look up


Let there be light...
London, ON, April 2008 [Click to enlarge]


Part of a continuing, informal series on the beauty that can be found in otherwise dreary places, like parking lots and downtown alleyways. I found this outside our local grocery store.

Your turn: Finding loveliness where at first blush there is none. Please discuss.

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43 comments:

allisonsays.com said...

Beautiful photo, Carmi. You certainly found beauty in an otherwise overlooked place. Looks like the weather was great that day, too!

Happy Wordless Wednesday :)

Bodhipaksa said...

I love this kind of photography -- finding beauty by looking at ordinary things in extraordinary ways. It's very "cool" picture: geometrical and flat. Great!

Happy WW!

Wordnerd said...

Extraordinary. As always. I've been looking for beauty in places I consider to be beautiful as well -- that's the theme of my most recent post, as a matter of fact.

susiej said...

The sky -- that deep blue sky, contributes much to the beauty of this shot. Great find.

Bunny Trails said...

What a great shot! The bright blue sky provides a wonderful contrast. Love the lines and the angle. Very nice. :D

Will said...

That's a good one. I like it when someone sees the beautiful in everyday objects.

Happy WW!

Juliana RW said...

great shot

thanks for visiting mine

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

What a nice surprise; so many of us forget to look up!

"Finding loveliness where at first blush there is none" is why I take pictures all day long. The every day moments become treasures.

My WW is up if you'd like to stop by.

Raven said...

It's so wonderful to look for - and find - the beauty in unexpected places that we never even notice most days. What a lovely photo.

Pamela said...

Or.....maybe it's a four-eyed robot in a sci-fi flick (:

marcia said...

well looking is one of my favorite things to do i love to post about it too

Amazing Gracie said...

I like it a lot. Blue and silver are such good companions and the hard metal is a great contrast with the softness of the sky. So I think I'm an art critic....lol.
~~~Blessings~~~

Leonard said...

what a special street light!!

great capture!!

happy WW!

stephanie said...

My eyes just keep following those rectangular shapes around and around. Once again, you've taken something most people never notice and made us truly see it.

My WW pics this week were actually taken *inside* a grocery store near my house. (Ok, so were the ones I posted a couple weeks ago, but no pinatas this time.)

Carletta said...

Hey Camri,
Thanks for the mention - glad you liked my gator caption!

I love this - reminds me of the old "War of the Worlds".

I gotta look up more :)

Happy WW.

stephanie said...

You're right, I do feel small. And my neck hurts a little...But it's a great shot concept!

Interestingly, I found a whimsical loveliness with my graffiti pic this week(it will load after midnight PST).

Cheers :)

Cecily R said...

The color of the sky is what caught me...but then again, I think in crayon colors and kidspeak.

Great WW!

Villager said...

Happy WW! It is remarkable how you've found beauty in the most basic and overlooked items. Well done...

I honor the legacy of Ted Kennedy on my WW meme this week.

peace, Villager

marikenya said...

nice nice shot! its really wonderful to look at good things, no matter how ordinary it is. :)happy ww!

BNS said...

Carmi, what's truly lovely is the color of the sky in your photo.

Bobbie

Hagar's Daughter said...

It's a beautiful photo; the sky is so blue. Happy WW!

Bela said...

great shot. who would have thougth that a structure like this would tunr out into something beautiful...

mine is up. hope you can drop by to check it out:

http://www.womenxplore.com/2008/05/wordless-wednesday-7-view-of-punta.html

Bob-kat said...

Beautifully composed as ever. This shot really makes an everyday object seem special and this appears to be your one of your gifts :)

I've been sucked in to WW too! Have a good day!

chelle said...

Ooo cool shot!
Got to love that blue!

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Very cool!

Kelly C said...

Nice! It is amazing how we can find impressive photos in the most unusual places. Great job!

Hootin' Anni said...

Look up yes....but if there is a bird above, make sure your mouth is closed!!!

Happy W W Carmi.

secret agent mama said...

This shot just captivates me! Love it, Carmi!

Maya said...

You are so right we often overlook thing around us. This is an example,a lot would have not notice this beauty if you haven't frame it this way.
Happy WW.

Marsha said...

Hey Carmi! Not everyone can find the beauty in everyday objects. Your composition shows us what we normally would not see here. I agree with Susiej about the contrast with the sky!

I hope you'll get a chance to stop by and check out my WW contribution for today!

Just Some Thoughts

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Nicely done.

Borski and Nai said...

very nice perspective shot.. :)

hope you can also check out our WW posts here and here

Em Dy said...

Love the contrast of white against blue.

storyteller said...

You have such a wonderful ‘eye’ for finding and capturing beauty everywhere. This is a lovely image! I’m just learning to look in new ways through the lens … and to play with what’s captured.

Today I've shared things I've learned in the 3rd session of my beginning Photoshop Elements class ... at SacredRuminations and Small Reflections ... so I hope you'll drop by to see.
Hugs and blessings,

Cult of Jef said...

Your image reminds me of similar photography a friend shared on his blog. (I sent you the link via email.) It also reminds me a field of tall sunflowers reaching high into a blue sky like the one in your picture. It reminds me to keep stretching and growing as a person. Of course, maybe it's just because I've been doing Pilates lately.

I always try to look for the fantastic stuff we pass by every day, but now I think I need to look for the beauty in the people I allow to drive me crazy each day.

Neen said...

I love the POV, and that contrast of the metal against the sky.

Susan said...

One of my WW shots today finds beauty next to the railroad tracks.

I always love your photos, Carmi!

Smiler said...

The lights make me think of blister packs! Hi Carmi! Long time no see! :-)

Amy-happy momma said...

Awareness and symmetry against a natural blue backdrop-striking.

Please come for a visit and have a wonderful WW.

Megan said...

Hey buddy!!

I got locked out of my blog for four days with my work...I'm back now.

I couldn't stand it. I had my sister (Couldn't You Just Di) check in on you to see if you had any updates on your dad!!

I glad to hear things are begining to look up!

Talk to you later!

Oh, by the way, this photo.....if you use your imagination, it's kind of like a UFO with a beam coming down.....whatever....

Happy WW ! ! ! !

Di said...

It made me dissy AND my neck hurt hahaha. NICE perspective.

Happy WW

Liss said...

That's a good photo! Very interesting, I really like the finding the beauty and normal everday things, even things not noticably beautiful.

Anna said...

Hey Carmi! I am finally back and blogging! Love this image!

I always love to look up to capture unexpected beauties!