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Thursday, November 4, 2010

BACK STREET BUS STOP

11 comments:

Hermes said...

Grass? Just a dreary, unimaginative bus stop as far as I can see Lucy.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hermes - you are right. The grass is not visible. How bothersome! In the original, as opposed to the version which is reduced for the blog, it's clear (and green!) at the base of the poles supporting the shelter and I find it very inspiring that it manages to grow there.

Since it can't be seen after all (and I'm grateful that you drew my attention to this) - I've changed the title.

I can't explain why I like this photo - but I like it a lot. I prefer not to have people in my pictures but I like this one so much I've put it here despite their presence. I wondered what others would make of it - clearly you are not struck!

Ah well, can't expect everyone to like them all!

Lucy

Scott said...

I like the backs on the back street bus stop. It seems whenever I see bus stops everyone is facing the street so they can see the bus coming. Maybe these people aren't in such a hurry, just going about the daily business of going about the daily business. How nice to not always be in such a rush.

Christine H. said...

I find it striking because the people have their backs to the street, so in a way they become shapes or objects, because we can't see their faces. This is accentuated by their being on display in a glass case. There must be something odd about driving down the street and seeing all these people with their backs to you.

T. Becque said...

I also like that the people have their backs to the street. It makes the composition more interesting. Is there a street that runs in front of them that we just can't see so they actually are facing a street? By the way, I like photographing mundance things :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Scott.

As you say, when people are waiting for a bus, they like to see when it is coming so being able to face that direction with ease is helpful. Waiting for a bus can be boring at the best of times so at least the designers could have arranged it that the seats were facing the road. It's extraordinary!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Christine.
You have helped me understand more why I like this photo. It's not just that the people in the bus stop have their backs to the camera and that they are facing away from their own point of interest (the street along which the bus will come) they are in a glass case too!

T. Becque - Hello. No, there is no street we can't see. The people at this bus-stop really are sitting in a dreary street facing a dreary wall!

Chuck said...

What an amazing collection of angles and reflections in one shot. I stared at this for a long time with my imagination. Once again you have a hit, Lucy!

Sujomi said...

I love the display case perspective that Christine pointed out. The picture also makes one wonder where they are headed. I like the pop of red in the coats of the travelers on the far right too.

Luis Gomez said...

Great and very interesting shot!

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Chuck and Luis. It's surprising how much can be seen in ordinary places.

Sujomi - I like that bright red blob too. It's interesting that you are wondering where the people are going. They had such a static atmosphere when I went by I almost wouldn't be surprised to find they are still there if ever I go that way again!

Lucy

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