At the car wash 2

By mrswoolybill
Colour version of Tuesday's upload - customer facilities at the car wash in Dunston, Gateshead. I took this with mono in mind, but the colour grew on me.
In response to comments on Tuesday, no this is not Sandringham and there are no Bentleys in sight. It's on waste land in a run-down industrial area. Next time I want to get the boss to pose on one of the chairs, preferably with his gilt coffee table on display...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Red Gateshead

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Comments


kaybee 16 7.1k 26 Scotland
21 Feb 2020 8:06AM
I love the juxtaposition on styles in this and the sign just screams out for you to try the seating.

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 8:07AM
It works well in colour, Moira.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
21 Feb 2020 8:09AM
love the vibrant red - excellent
clevercloggs Plus
16 244 11 Netherlands
21 Feb 2020 8:11AM
Normally black & white wins for me, but here with this screaming red and the red coloured 'open it has to be this version.

Well spotted and processed.
These chairs look brand-new...if I was at that carwash, I'd sit in one of these.

Robert
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 8:25AM
Good morning ePhotonam and thank you. The chairs are, I think, quite old but newly upholstered, and they only come out in dry weather - otherwise they reside in the portacabin. It was the red, and the incongruity, that I noticed from the bus. What I didn't spot was that the soft blue/grey paint gives a good background.
I do need to go back, later in the year. This was much trickier than I expected, because the sun had just popped up above the portacabin. So I had to get down low and go wide angle to avoid flare.
21 Feb 2020 8:41AM
tongue-in-cheek integration of these two incongruous styles works 100 percent even on experienced viewers..
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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Feb 2020 8:43AM
In glorious technicolour...am sure your local mafia boss will be only too pleased to pose 😁😁😁
21 Feb 2020 8:45AM
After all, only being able to afford a portacabin is no reason to lower one's standards.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 8:57AM

Quote:After all, only being able to afford a portacabin is no reason to lower one's standards.

Noblesse oblige, Alan Wink
Thanks folks.
richmowil Plus
11 411 2 England
21 Feb 2020 8:59AM
Colour co-ordinated too. Works well in colour, for me.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
21 Feb 2020 9:02AM
The stately chairs and portacabin suggest the owner either has ideas far above his station, delusions of grandeur, or is a carefully planned statement about how good they see themselves despite their surroundings.
21 Feb 2020 9:13AM
The colour works so well here, adds a surrealist feel, a touch of the Monty Python.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 9:34AM
Despite my usual preference for mono, this colour version works so well in highlighting the elegance of the chairs in their drab surroundings.
Mmmmm - they do look as if they’re open to the elements - a bit squelchy to sit on sometimes.
Alfie
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 9:36AM
Love this.
Saastad 1 16 5 Norway
21 Feb 2020 10:11AM
Works well in color too! But the mono is a smal favorite for me.

Arne
21 Feb 2020 11:30AM
Wunderful Chairs at this location. KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
21 Feb 2020 12:12PM
Even more ostentatious in colour.

Quote:a bit squelchy to sit on sometimes

They're tough up north Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 12:15PM
Thanks all, and thanks Alfie for the UA.
Squelchy chairs? Well the lads do watch the weather, I hope they are just as careful with the hoses or the customers could get squelchy too.
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
21 Feb 2020 12:23PM
Unless it is not an auto-car-wash, why would you be sitting in these plush seats? I feel they have more impact in colour especially with the grey background.
Ian
clicknimagine Plus
10 635 100 India
21 Feb 2020 12:26PM
Colour version is beautiful, from the writing 'open' to the wall at the background, the eye and brain is wondering to match the beauty, but i prefer your mono version where the beauty was in the discord...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 12:26PM

Quote:Unless it is not an auto-car-wash, why would you be sitting in these plush seats?

It's a hand wash Ian, they are far more popular in these parts than automated facilities. Cheaper to install, I guess.
Edit - 'beauty in discord', I like that...
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 15 England
21 Feb 2020 12:42PM
Looks even posher in colour! Think I have to favour this of the two, Moira 👍
Trev😀
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
21 Feb 2020 1:09PM
Harry & Meghan's new venture....
danbrann 15 640 17
21 Feb 2020 2:51PM
I honestly thought Bill had been buying you a throne...or three....Hope you are both well.
Danny
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 5:36PM
Thanks Danny, we are both well. All the best to you and Angela.
And thanks to Carmen for the UA. And to everyone who has called in here.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
21 Feb 2020 7:37PM
Oh My! I love their color!
capto Plus
8 6.2k 18 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 10:39PM
By Royal Appointment I expect.Smile
ivor
21 Feb 2020 11:06PM
Great colour version.

LorySmile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2020 3:20PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks JEnnnn for the UA.
Steve-T Plus
13 56 66 England
23 Feb 2020 12:04AM
Fantastic reds!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2020 7:38AM
Thanks Steve!

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