Monday, January 14, 2008

Drugs


Drugs, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Yesterday, my husband hauled my sorry butt off of the couch and drove me around our town, for an hour or so, specifically so that I could take pictures of things.

Normally I would embrace this kind of outing, but I was feeling rather aimlessly down and sort of didn't want to be there.

Not for long though.
It was about 4pm when we started out and the light was fantastic.
Maybe it knew that it only had a very short time left before night fell and it was making the most of it.

Drugs, is the second picture I took. (The first one is a sign exhorting passersby to come into a 7-11 and buy something called a french toast taquito!?)

It turned out a bit sharper than I expected, what with taking it from a moving car. The light and shadows, I also like, but what really attracted me to it in the first place - is the barely noticeable wrought iron that curls along the spine of the sign.

It is gorgeous and yet so hidden.

I also like all the trolley cables and power lines. Lately, instead of trying to cut those out of my shots, I am trying to embrace them.

(Canon 30d/70-300 telephoto IS/f5.6/shutter 1/800)

4 comments:

Yankee, Transferred said...

This is a great shot. I love the sun at that time of day. I'm glad you didn't try to crop it up.

Reughr said...

lovely, but french toast taquitos? Eww.

jo(e) said...

I like how the bold vertical sign is set across so many horizontal lines.

Ampersand said...

I'm glad you pointed out the wrought iron because I would have missed it. Once I saw it, I could not take my eyes of it -- what a particular charm it has.

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