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"Gordon Lane"

By RonnieAG
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.


Tags: Photo journalism General Glasgow B and W conversion Gordon Lane

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29 Jan 2013 9:28AM
Excellent picture. Lots to look at and I think the B&W adds to the atmosphere.

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saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
29 Jan 2013 9:32AM
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.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 9:34AM
Anything but dear green place here Ronnie Smile Still the rubbish is neat and well contained though Smile Excellent photo Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:45AM
You've captured the atmosphere of this back street Ronnie with the mono bringing out all the detail.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:46AM
Makes a great mono with a touch of realism.
Mostly we photographers see beauty everywhere
but street images bring a touch of journalism.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:50AM
So good they named a street after you eh?
This Ronnie is a well captured mono image
the detail is very striking
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:51AM
you have captured the atmosphere well,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
29 Jan 2013 10:01AM
Nice in mono...........GrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jan 2013 10:11AM
Doesn't look the ideal place to wander on a dark night, Ronnie Grin Well captured. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jan 2013 10:15AM
The backstage in mono, and it is quite nice, Ronnie! I like those chairs and barrels.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 10:44AM
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
29 Jan 2013 10:53AM
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

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
29 Jan 2013 10:55AM
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.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
29 Jan 2013 10:56AM
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!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 10:57AM
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.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Jan 2013 11:06AM
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.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 11:10AM
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!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 11:27AM
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
29 Jan 2013 11:29AM
Probably some evening entertainment down here Ronnie, not the place to go at night Sir.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 11:30AM
I like these images from the often unseen parts. The composition leads to the figures which although small add greatly to the scene.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Jan 2013 11:52AM
super the steam..and funnily enough the wheelie bin in th fg...has great depth and interest SmileSmile
9 10 10 England
29 Jan 2013 11:57AM
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
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Jan 2013 11:57AM
Excellent composition
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
29 Jan 2013 11:59AM
A excellent gritty mono

29 Jan 2013 12:36PM
I quite like Glasgow but I don't think the back street at night would be a fav haunt. Great shot though.Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Jan 2013 12:45PM
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?


morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 12:46PM
Excellent shot, really works well ass amono

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
29 Jan 2013 1:04PM
These are the interesting parts of cities. I really like this one Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jan 2013 1:05PM
Excellent choice of mono. It's actually much cleaner than many a back lanes.......Sandy
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 1:47PM
I love a grotty back alley image Ronnie! Very well takenGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 1:53PM
As a great fan of the imperfect, I just have to love this shot.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Jan 2013 2:08PM
Bet the City Fathers would so disapprove as this is not the Glasgow they'd want us all to see!! Great mono.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 2:50PM
A very evocative B&W shot Ronnie, you have captured the atmosphere very well.

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 2:51PM
Interesting what you have done here Ronnie, nice one
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 3:37PM
Every city has back streets like this one Ronnie, places to keep clear of at nighttime. This is excellent in black and white.
29 Jan 2013 4:46PM
A well composed image, Ronnie - as ever!!SmileSmile
I love this type of shot - it's so effective in b/w.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 4:47PM
Love it in B and W super.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:03PM
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
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
29 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Glasgow, warts an all, god stuff Ronnie.

29 Jan 2013 6:23PM
Very well taken and worked Ronnie, capturing the feel of the place VERY well.

John Smile
jdinne 15 16 England
29 Jan 2013 6:59PM
Excellent photography Ronnie. Mono works really well here.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 7:14PM
Looks like down town KetteringSad

29 Jan 2013 7:57PM
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.

29 Jan 2013 8:01PM
The conversion in b-w works vey well
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 8:08PM
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Jan 2013 12:33AM
Smashing picture... What a great view of the back side. You know what, here in K.demansara there are many back lanes like that
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
30 Jan 2013 3:32AM
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
Tibetan 6 3 England
30 Jan 2013 10:58AM
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
3 Feb 2013 7:58PM
The B&W works very well here.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2013 6:38PM
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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