Stills V3

March 14, 2009

Inverness City

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 19:17

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  1. Ok. If this was taken in the Inverness that uses pound signs and contains pubs selling Carlsberg, why don’t I know where it is?

    Neat picture..timing..framing..colours etc.

    Comment by Colin — March 14, 2009 @ 19:54

  2. It is in the same square as the library HERE

    Rose Street carpark

    Comment by Rex — March 14, 2009 @ 20:35

  3. I guessed you meant the Rose St ‘park and stride’. I’ve never parked there and clearly have a hole in my mental map of the town right plumb in the centre.

    Comment by Colin — March 14, 2009 @ 23:09

  4. The Scots do a mean green! No wonder the Scottish Parliament is considering bringing in minimum prices for alcohol – those spirits doubles are lethally priced.

    A great piece of framing containing many details and contradictions. The girl is really out of place and her boots would probably give a drunk a violent headache. Similarly, the blue council pole proudly announcing the city looks as though it is from another planet. The sandstone at the top caps the picture nicely.

    I first ‘hit’ Scotland in ’66 and remember the mad scramble that ensued between the opening hours of 1830 – 2130. A whiskey chaser with a wee pint was obligatory.

    Comment by John Ellis — March 15, 2009 @ 08:08

  5. Feels like something Eggleston would picture.

    The boots make it, breaking up the green just a little.

    Comment by doonster — March 15, 2009 @ 12:43

  6. the little splash of red wellies really makes the shot, in this sea of green.

    Comment by Gordon — March 16, 2009 @ 18:29

  7. the sliver of blue post with ‘inverness city’ on it is inspired composition too.

    Comment by Gordon — March 16, 2009 @ 18:30

  8. Perfect timing. The lines are strong enough that the might have worked alone, but those red boots put it over the top. The bonus of the sandstone echoing the red makes it almost too good to be true.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 18, 2009 @ 17:31

  9. With the composition and that shadow, I could see this working in black and white, but so glad it isn’t. The colors are wonderful. Gordon’s word “inspired” describes it totally.

    Comment by Christina — March 19, 2009 @ 04:32

  10. Gettng a little girl with a jacket that has a similiar green and a pale colour that work with the door and window, the windows and pale colours under the window.

    Red boots, blue pole, what a contrast.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — March 19, 2009 @ 10:47

  11. That’s a cheap bottle of beer indeed. This works so well that I feel ashamed that I’m compelled to pick two very minor nits: 1) I wish the I in Inverness was complete, and 2) the girl would fit very nicely between the column and the sign if she was a half step further forward.

    Comment by matt — March 19, 2009 @ 11:11

  12. “2) the girl would fit very nicely between the column and the sign if she was a half step further forward.”

    This is true, but then she might not be standing right on the line made by the pole’s shadow, and her own shadow would be on the sign.

    Comment by Christina — March 19, 2009 @ 23:22

  13. I also prefer the girl’s shadow lining up with the shadow of the pole.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 20, 2009 @ 01:22

  14. Matt
    Fixed the I in Inverness for you/us.

    Comment by Rex — March 22, 2009 @ 07:34

  15. With so much green those red boots, blue post and bricks along the top are most welcome. Works well for me…it’s almost flag-like.

    Comment by akikana — March 23, 2009 @ 12:16


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