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Although the name Glasgow means "dear green place", like all big cities it has it's less pretty bits.......this is one such, Gordon Lane.

My thanks to all who commented on Mixed Bouquet and to Ruth {Ruthannette} for her User Award.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"Gordon Lane"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM
Tags:B and W conversion, General, Glasgow, Gordon Lane, Photo journalism
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:234
Unique Views:94

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
29 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Excellent picture. Lots to look at and I think the B&W adds to the atmosphere.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54869 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM

Saw the title and expected a portrait, Ronnie!
Has to be b&w I feel. Colour wouldn't bring out the same amount of detail, I think.

Malc

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

Anything but dear green place here Ronnie Smile Still the rubbish is neat and well contained though Smile Excellent photo Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:45 AM

You've captured the atmosphere of this back street Ronnie with the mono bringing out all the detail.
Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:46 AM

Makes a great mono with a touch of realism.
Mostly we photographers see beauty everywhere
but street images bring a touch of journalism.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:50 AM

So good they named a street after you eh?
This Ronnie is a well captured mono image
the detail is very striking
Lillian

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:51 AM

you have captured the atmosphere well,
Ali

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NaturesHaven
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29 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

Nice in mono...........GrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:11 AM

Doesn't look the ideal place to wander on a dark night, Ronnie Grin Well captured. Carol

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:15 AM

The backstage in mono, and it is quite nice, Ronnie! I like those chairs and barrels.

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM

So you now have your own lane RonnieSmileTongueWink Great shot of it aswell. Many thanks for your kind comment Ronnie, i cant get my head through the door now! All the best. Brian

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digital_boi
29 Jan 2013 - 10:53 AM

Least you picked a decent back lane Ronnie clean and tidy and named after you probably explains the beer barrels tisk!! well suited to the mono production Ronnie and once agaid thats for the UA rounded off a bad day nicely WinkTongue

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

Mono is entirely suitable medium to present us with this less than salubrious view of Glasgow. Very good photo journalism Ronnie and what a contrast to yesterday's image.

Albert

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

You have captured the rear of what I believe will be coffee shops,pubs and restaurants very well. B&W has helped to isolate and identify the individual items within the image extremely well!

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:57 AM

Grotty Glasgae! Could be a back street anywhere in the world really. The B&W shows up the chaotic jumble of add-ons really well.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:06 AM

A messy, mish-mash, melange of miscellany, Ronnie... but, as pointed out, it is litter-free. Attention to composition and the mono conversion has produced a fine image.

Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:10 AM

This is universal somehow, the story of our Victorian city centres. Smart modern shop fronts, grotty back alleys. Dustbins, window bars, drainpipes, anti-vandal defences. A couple of kitchen staff on a fag-break.
I'm surprised that there aren't two sets of double yellow lines - in one of Newcastle's back lanes they almost touch in the middle!
Moira

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29 Jan 2013 - 11:27 AM

The monochrome processing for me adds a sense of caution and danger to the image which for me adds mystery and intrigue.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

Probably some evening entertainment down here Ronnie, not the place to go at night Sir.

Dougie

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capto
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29 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

I like these images from the often unseen parts. The composition leads to the figures which although small add greatly to the scene.

ivor

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cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

super processing...love the steam..and funnily enough the wheelie bin in th fg...has great depth and interest SmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
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29 Jan 2013 - 11:57 AM

Always good to get away from the main centre and explore the side streets with the camera Ronnie and more so when you have a good eye for "snapping" an interesting subject.Smile
Joan.

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lonely_oryx
29 Jan 2013 - 11:57 AM

Excellent composition

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:59 AM

A excellent gritty mono

Brian...................

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HuddersfieldHil
29 Jan 2013 - 12:36 PM

I quite like Glasgow but I don't think the back street at night would be a fav haunt. Great shot though.Smile

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achieverswales
29 Jan 2013 - 12:45 PM

Every city has its back streets Ronnie, the clarity in this is excellent and perfect for mono, I seem to remember many years ago in Glasgow very tall flats by the side of smoke stacks! On some days you could not see the top flats as they were in the smoke, that is going back some years, not sure if it is still the same now if they have not been pulled down?

Regards

Trev.

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morpheus1955
29 Jan 2013 - 12:46 PM

Excellent shot, really works well ass amono

Hugh

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danbrann
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29 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

These are the interesting parts of cities. I really like this one Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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29 Jan 2013 - 1:05 PM

Excellent choice of mono. It's actually much cleaner than many a back lanes.......Sandy

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29 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PM

I love a grotty back alley image Ronnie! Very well takenGrinGrin
Diane

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29 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

As a great fan of the imperfect, I just have to love this shot.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:08 PM

Bet the City Fathers would so disapprove as this is not the Glasgow they'd want us all to see!! Great mono.

Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:50 PM

A very evocative B&W shot Ronnie, you have captured the atmosphere very well.

Ray

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:51 PM

Interesting what you have done here Ronnie, nice one
David

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

Every city has back streets like this one Ronnie, places to keep clear of at nighttime. This is excellent in black and white.
Ray

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29 Jan 2013 - 4:46 PM

A well composed image, Ronnie - as ever!!SmileSmile
I love this type of shot - it's so effective in b/w.

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29 Jan 2013 - 4:47 PM

Love it in B and W super.

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29 Jan 2013 - 5:03 PM

Well seen photo opportunity and shown in mono is works, I have seen a few back streets fairly similar surprising in some ways with today's modern approach to life but shows how the other side lives

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

F
Glasgow, warts an all, god stuff Ronnie.

Glyn

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29 Jan 2013 - 6:23 PM

Very well taken and worked Ronnie, capturing the feel of the place VERY well.

John Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
29 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

Excellent photography Ronnie. Mono works really well here.

John

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29 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM

Looks like down town KetteringSad

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29 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

Ronnie, great mono.......fine detail and clarity, and use of a off centre pov gives a nice line to a composition with great tone........very nice mate.


Paul.

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29 Jan 2013 - 8:01 PM

The conversion in b-w works vey well
Effrossini

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:08 PM

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30 Jan 2013 - 12:33 AM

Smashing picture... What a great view of the back side. You know what, here in K.demansara there are many back lanes like that

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 3:32 AM

Have to agree with Herman, there's a certain neatness to the grottiness Ronnie, but what were YOU doing skulking around in back alleys! Wink
Take it this is behind Gordon St., used to buy my suits at Hector Powe, and bought my wife's engagement ring at a jewellers there!
Rgds., Jim

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
30 Jan 2013 - 10:58 AM

Excellent photo Ronnie, Seen many like that in my life time lol. thought I was back in London for a minuet, except this is neater! suits mono very well, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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3 Feb 2013 - 7:58 PM

The B&W works very well here.
Cliff

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14 Feb 2013 - 6:38 PM

A good image showing us Glaswegian grime and grot, I'm sure Mikbee would be in his element exploring these seedy side streets. You are a brave man hanging around in these less than salubrious haunts, I never thought you'd frequent such places!Wink

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