Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Team x Potato!

Versions (Reportage)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Viewed from the Ouseburn, fifty or more metres below, especially through a wide-angle lens, the Newcastle Metro bridge over the said Ouseburn presents an airy spectacle against a December sky even if it is only industrial concrete, unlike Byker Bridge beneath whose towering brick arches I stood to take this shot. The audacity of the local graffitist in tagging the bridge is astonishing, compensating with his daring for what he lacks in artistic originality. V2 with the Lumix with added contrast for Mrswoolybill whose monitor would not reveal the joke in V1 blatantly enough.

I have no idea what Team Potato is - a clique of lads who race sofas, perhaps? - but at least the perpetrator can spell better than a recent Vice-President of the USA.

Version 1: D70s + 20mm, 1/400th sec. @ f11, ISO 400;
Version 2: Lumix, did its own thing with 1/125th sec. @ f5.6, ISO 80.

Camera:Nikon D70S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 20mm f2.8 D AF
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Team x Potato!
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:5 Jan 2009 - 8:45 AM
Tags:Architecture, December 2008, Graffiti, Humour / fun, Newcastle upon tyne, Ouseburn, Viaduct
Votes:50
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:04 AM

need to get my eyes checked, from the thumbnail i thought it was the angle of the north, the way the lamp post intersects the bridge is what did it ...lol
ian

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:11 AM

Artwork by that world renowned artist ...SPUD..A good one Bill and yes it does resemble the Angel.

DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:14 AM

A wonderful angle Bill.
I like the formation of the trees in the background of V1, as if they are on guard duty.
I also like the close crop of V2 showing us that graffitti.
You have some lovely warm colours to that version.
Hilary

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:37 AM

The light was changing very rapidly - a few minutes before and afterwards it was almost totally grey!

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:38 AM

Very nice comp in the first, well spotted.
John

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:48 AM

Very well spotted Bill!

photophantom
5 Jan 2009 - 11:01 AM

You have an eagle's eye Bill, great shots
Dennis

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 11:31 AM

Elegant composition with that lamppost helping to prop up the bridge, and a wonderfully strange title that only made sense after seeing V2. And don't come down too hard on the vice president; at least he can write, however badly, which can't be said about his employer Smile
Regards,
Rende

Last Modified By Rende at 5 Jan 2009 - 11:35 AM
TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 12:38 PM

This reminds me a series of shots I recently saw at the Guggenheim Museum in NY by Catherine Opie that took up a good part of a gallery there. One entire wall was a series of freeway ramps taken from different angles. Well seen and captured.

Ty

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 12:48 PM

Well seen Bill.

Robert

imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 1:50 PM

Love the angles Bill..

Bernie

zebraboy
zebraboy  9197 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jan 2009 - 3:26 PM

Nice shot Bill love the 'hot' tones on V2 and how the environment appears to embrace the structure on V1, great!!

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 3:36 PM

great perspective,Bill......

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 4:11 PM

Walking with head in the clouds will enable one to spot such things Wink
Great fun, and the thought of the tagger painting this is almost mind-boggling for someone who gets dizzy on the roof of her own 1-story house!
Anne

Andree_Borrel

Have to hand it to them artists, some are really professional, well spotted

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 4:45 PM

Somebody did tell me, but I've forgotten and it's not been there that long. Two great shots. Its a difficult area.

IainH
IainH  982 forum posts
5 Jan 2009 - 6:11 PM

Nice one Bill, its all modern art Smile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 6:33 PM

Nice to see things are looking up for the New Year Bill.

John Smile

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
5 Jan 2009 - 7:13 PM

Nice crisp picture'sSmile

Doug

ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 7:19 PM

Ahh this takes me back to my own Team X Potato days - they were excellent fun if not a little dangerous - but I am afraid I can say no more, I am sworn to secrecy.

Fun couple of images certainly ask more questions than perhaps can be answered.

Best wishes

Robert

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 8:34 PM

Glad Moira couldn't see it as I would have been left out in the cold too. [quote]Ahh this takes me back to my own Team X Potato days - they were excellent fun if not a little dangerous - Do you think Robert is telling porkies?
Obviously before my time!!
Helen

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 9:53 PM

LOL LOL LOL you hit that nail on the head!

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 10:18 PM


Quote: This reminds me a series of shots I recently saw at the Guggenheim Museum in NY by Catherine Opie that took up a good part of a gallery there. One entire wall was a series of freeway ramps taken from different angles. Well seen and captured.

Ty

Ahhhhhhhh well, there you go, Bill!
Johanna

tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2009 - 11:27 PM

I remember doing art with a potato as a kid, but it was nothing like this! Admiration sans approval - have you spotted any other examples of their handywork?
I'm almost feeling dizzy looking at this Bill; I love the perspective and the wide angle you've captured; it makes the bridge feel immense and adds drama
Tim

RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2009 - 10:14 AM

This does make your head spin! Great use of wide-angle and intriguing graffiti.............perhaps he/she was just very tall! Smile
regards,
Robin

proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
7 Jan 2009 - 8:46 PM

love this capture!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 11:28 PM

Excellent stuff Bill, I reckon i know who the culprit was who put the graffiti on that bridge, it's that Maurice Piper fellow!

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.