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Missing jigsaw pieces

By saltireblue    
I got a lot of flak from mrs.salty for this one. Why? Well, because the only way to take this was lying flat on my back on a very dusty, dirty pavement. My fleece jacket (a xmas present from mrs. salty, of course) went from olive green to battleship grey on the back in seconds.
Sacrifices that are necessary if you are going to get the shot, and well worth the cold shoulder treatment afterwards.

Taken at the Statoil building - I mention that in case Dave (WhiteRose1) was wondering.GrinGrin

Many thanks for all recent comments, they are appareciated.


Tags: Norway Architecture Oslo Statoil building Flat on my back Lying down on the job

Voters: pablophotographer, mrswoolybill, jennialexander and 32 more

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pablophotographer 9 1.6k 380
16 Mar 2013 7:53PM
Worth the effort!

I must admit it is a nice surprise to see they have broken the white of the buildings with some colour (at carefully sellected places).

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 8:19PM
Excellent work Malc and well worth the sacrifice!Grin

I'm well aware of the cold shoulder treatment as I've suffered it many times in the course of my photography"GrinGrin

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
16 Mar 2013 8:48PM
I'm sure I've seen this before somewhere! Tongue

Getting down is easy, it's the getting back up that's a killer!

NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 9:02PM
A cracking capture from a cracking point of view.

Regards Nathan Grin
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
16 Mar 2013 9:34PM

Quote:I'm sure I've seen this before somewhere! Tongue

Getting down is easy, it's the getting back up that's a killer!


Dave, I have to admit that I was forced to ask mrs. salty assist with my return to the vertical position.Sad Oh, the shameSad

16 Mar 2013 9:36PM
Excellent work
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 9:47PM
Well worth getting a dirty coat
great shot Malc
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 9:47PM
Brilliant - well worth the dirty jacket and silent treatment!!!
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
16 Mar 2013 10:29PM
Having studied the image for a while, I am still unable to decide what I am seeing, Malc : didn't sleep a wink last night so will come back when refreshed for another go.
Certainly has an abstract appeal at the moment.
saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
16 Mar 2013 11:43PM
Stunning and wonderful capture indeed,love it
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
17 Mar 2013 12:11AM
Thought I was on the wrong portfolio at first , loads of colour .Smile
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 3:22AM
I think I will also need to lie down to work this one out WinkWinkWink
Great pov Malc
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:10AM
Tsk tsk! It's easy for me as Christopher doesn't see or care about dirt. Worth the wigging for the shot though! Malc! Smile
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 9:06AM
Last year at Tanfield Railway I leaned on an old buffer (of a railway carriage, NOT another elderly gentleman) to take a shot. It was MrsW who noticed the large patch of grease on my light-coloured jacket afterwards, and she who purchased and applied the wherewithal to remove it . . .BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
An excellent study of this in-your-face public art. Although quite possibly it goes over a few people's heads Wink
17 Mar 2013 9:33AM
Fantastic image Malc', and well worth the grief from the Mrs. I'm sure it all came out in the wash, but as you know, it will NEVER be forgotten Wink

John Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
17 Mar 2013 10:28AM
Well worth a dust bath. Excellent viewpoint. Smile
17 Mar 2013 11:13AM
You are very lucky that the dear lady rendered assistance after your cavalier attitude towards her gift. A lesser man might have been churlish I fear.

A tremendous angle and effect from the horizontal camera position, I find my angle finder a boon in situations like this. Sadly I would still be on my knees.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
17 Mar 2013 2:26PM
A great angle and viewpoint Malc, and certainly very eye-catching! Smile Has to be my fave of the day, and worth my UA, which I hope will help compensate for the telling-off from Mrs Salty....Wink
Trev Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Mar 2013 3:56PM
Lying down on the job again!!!Smile Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
17 Mar 2013 4:01PM

Quote:Lying down on the job again!!!Smile Smile

LOL Couldn't get to sleep though...the 'mattress' was too hard!

Meheecho 7 275 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 6:08PM
A superb image and well worth the grief and hardship!!! GrinGrin
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
18 Mar 2013 12:38PM
A very unusual place to put a mural - it's extremely colourful and looks splendid against the blue sky though!

danbrann 15 640 17
18 Mar 2013 7:14PM
Have an RC on Me and I have posted a new fleece o to you. Hope it arrives safely.....
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 1:22PM
Stunning, and provided that you do the laundry, Mrs Salty should have no cause for complaint. If you have problems get her to chat to my husband Garrath who handles me climbing on chairs in restaurants, poking my camera into other people's gardens, florists' displays, and lying on the floor in pursuit of funghi and insect shots with incredible equanimity - and he does all the laundry!
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
19 Mar 2013 6:23PM
Super Color, Perspective, Composition, & Clarity ~ Peter
Richsr 13 91 223 England
19 Mar 2013 6:58PM
Certainly an impressive looking structure from this angle
Regards Richard

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