Stills V3

August 8, 2009

Parking Lot Landscape

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 18:07

Publix Supermarket, Lake Wales, Florida



  1. Beautiful light especially on the bonnet of the foreground car.

    I am not sure if the actual lamp at the top is needed but the white frame confuses the issue.

    Also I was reminded of winding up Stan by deliberately mispronouncing the name of this supermarket!

    Comment by Rex — August 8, 2009 @ 20:42

  2. Rex — I have the same image with the lamp cut off, but ultimately decided on this one.

    Comment by Christina — August 8, 2009 @ 22:02

  3. Well, this has to be the most beautiful thing ever created in a Publix parking lot.

    Comment by matt — August 9, 2009 @ 12:13

  4. I love this. Another one that seems like Shore at night. It’s got just that right feeling of being carefully composed to look random (or is that vice versa?). Works all the better like that with the light intruding from the top.

    Comment by doonster — August 10, 2009 @ 17:57

  5. The light and lamp are perfect. At first I wanted the gold car in the middle to be separated from the blue car. But looking longer at this picture convinces otherwise. All the vehicles are ‘touching’ each other in some way and form a pleasing chain.

    Comment by akikana — August 11, 2009 @ 05:03

  6. In an almost totally man-made scene the only sign of life comes from the tailgate lights of the vehicle behind the lorry. Notwithstanding the echo of the sky’s colour and look in the pool of light on the red car’s bonnet and the ‘niceness’ of the scene, is there not a little bit of foreboding here? One could imagine this as a scene of abandonment being unearthed (if there’s anyone to do it!) millennia ahead.

    The lamp as shown is needed to put something into the top half of the picture. The lamp post also forms an inverted cross with the container lorry.

    So the Welsh discovered Florida?!

    Comment by John Ellis — August 11, 2009 @ 06:46

  7. Although at first sight it is the light that makes this picture, it turns out to be the lights on further inspection. Without the careful composition this would just be pretty.

    As is, it has both record value and more than enough to hold my attention. Also, as John suggests, there is plenty here to start the imagination running.

    Comment by Colin — August 12, 2009 @ 07:18

  8. I’ve just noticed the note.

    I wonder if it says “It was me that drove into the side of your car and the man who saw me thinks I am leaving my address on this note”

    Comment by Rex — August 14, 2009 @ 07:01

  9. That’s funny — but more likely an annoying advertisement.

    Comment by Christina — August 14, 2009 @ 12:30

  10. John, your remark made me curious about the name “Lake Wales”. Apparently the city was named after the lake it is on, which is (still) “Lake Wailes” — named after Sydney Wailes, a land agent who surveyed it after the Civil War. The story goes that in 1911 one of the town’s founders thought the original name seemed “sad”, so had the “i” removed.

    Anyway, it apparently had nothing to do with “your” Wales. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — August 15, 2009 @ 04:45

  11. Christina – I didn’t think that the ‘boyos’ had made it out there but am fascinated by the story you have unearthed.

    Comment by John Ellis — August 16, 2009 @ 06:36

  12. I love the touch of humor provided by the light reflection that looks like a flower on the hood of the red car. The lighting is lovely and reminds me that absolutely anything is beautiful in the right light. Choosing to include the red car, line it up with the red truck, and use both to repeat the colors from the sky makes for a very satisfying picture.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — August 24, 2009 @ 00:31

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