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Good morning...
Thank you for your great response to my St Pancras upload yesterday and a huge thank you to Richard (Dickspics) for his UA, I was chuffed.
Back to Manchester today...Angela took me to a part of town where there is a lot of wall art. I found it very interesting...here are a few of them...
Have a nice Monday, I am off to the dentist first thing this morningSad

Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Aug 2013 - 5:16 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Wall art
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:12 Aug 2013 - 5:59 AM
Tags:General, Wall art Manchester
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Hermanus  3 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 - 6:10 AM

Good morning Colleen !! Looks like we're in for a week of cold and rain Smile These artists are excellent !! I love the colourful Bicycles in V1 !!

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM

v1 and v6 are both excellent pictures.

Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:38 AM

Colourful and interesting Colleen, nice work. Hope it all goes ok at the dentist.


Danial  6 Iran, Islamic Republic of
12 Aug 2013 - 6:42 AM

Hello,What a nice subject Smile

DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

What an excellent set of images, Colleen!
V1 and V6 are just stunning!SmileSmile


netta1234 Plus Member 3259 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 7:32 AM

A Great colourful setSmile

NaturesHaven Plus Member 4281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 7:39 AM

It's amazing how attitudes change over time..................a few years ago this would be call graffiti and peeps would be prosecuted, now it's wall art and the artists become local heroes...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice set of images.............and to be honest some very good wall artists..........GrinGrinGrin:

I wonder why Hitler is always so popular in art..........it must be his angelic features.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 12 Aug 2013 - 7:41 AM
abeeror2  3 Spain
12 Aug 2013 - 7:48 AM

You have the most amazing eye to frame and make a brilliant image of Cities.!

12 Aug 2013 - 8:05 AM

All beautifully captured Colleen. 📷👍😃

Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

V1 my favourite in this super set Colleen,

kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
12 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

Fantastic , Colleen ! Ohhhhhh all those colourfull bikes! V1. is my favourite too! GrinTongueWinkSmile --- I hope you have a pleasant dentist session!- I never have! The best possible beginning of the week to you! Jukka.

pollisher  2 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

Terrific. Smile
I just love good graffiti. The best one I have seen to date was in Toronto.
Hope your session with the dentist goes well.

moiral  5 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

There are some excellent graffitti artists around. Great collections here Colleen. Hope not too much pain at dentist. Moira

12 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

Wonderful set of images, who said graffiti isn't art Smile


NDODS Plus Member 54361 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:11 AM

My thoughts....

What is art?

Back when people said the word art most of us thought of an image of this high class,rich,person who is standing back enjoying this marvellous piece of artwork but thankfully in today's society this image is fast disappearing. Art can be created into anything, it can be created into different forms that both intrigue and stimulate our senses but who actually decides what art is? Who has the right to tell us what we can and cannot do with art?

Graffiti Art

Before I go into discussion about graffiti, I would just like to point out that I will only be discussing the Graffiti art of 'bombing', not the other forms of graffiti that is associated with it.

Graffiti art the urban street art, most people associate it with gang territories, gang writing and punks and hoodlums. When most people see it they think that the area their in is dangerous and unsafe but they only think that because they don't know what the graffiti represents. People detest graffiti and don't see it as art because they believe it only expresses violence and ill intentions.

One of the style's of graffiti is called 'bombing.' Bombing is where the person puts up a piece of writing on a wall or canvas in the style that is their own whether it be in fancy lettering, colours, or even both. The reason why people put up graffiti art such as bombings is because it is a way for them to express themselves. The graffiti is their way of expressing what they think is art and what art may mean and represent to them. This art helps people express who they are and what they feel art should look like and isn't that what art is all about.

Some people have misguided attitudes towards this form of art, "Oh it's just another hoodlum or Gangster disgracing a barren wall with his ugly Gang related art," and of course in some cases this is true. People have also different opinions towards graffiti as well (which they are entitled to), "Oh this is public property you aren't suppose to do this here," and of course in some cases this is also true. This are the reasons why many graffiti is shunned by communities and is made illegal by the law. This is also the reason why they are so many illegally drawn graffiti arts as younger generations feel like they cannot do what they think helps them to express themselves. It is like we are dictating to them what art is and should be. Instead of dictating to them what art should look like we should allow them to express themselves in legal events and maybe develop this new art form into something pleasing for all viewers.

Of course different people have opinions and thoughts about this art, please feel free to comment on anything you think about graffiti and any issues that need addressing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM

Art for Art's sake . Well captured Colleen SmileSmile


12 Aug 2013 - 10:10 AM

V1 for me Colleen...also love the way you managed to captured sticker art on the lamp posts...which is also on doors and huge in Manchester. The graffiti you have displayed all have permission and are sponsored by various private outlets in the city....there's a craft shop that provides the materials, there are cafes that provide food and drink, the owners of which feel the artwork helps to promote the city's creative quarter. Angela

Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

Angela did you proud taking you round so many places of interest.
Great work here by those wonderful artists.
Well taken and most interesting images Colleen.

Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 11:05 AM

I love street art, always have, in all its forms, while it is still referred to as graffiti, which is often used as a derogative term, I prefer the term Street Art. If you look in V1 the perspectives are great, the colours are stunning and the stories are numerous. Back in the day of the old Masters Art was used because Camera's were not then available, i.e. to depict society albeit initially the high society of the day. Street Art does exactly the same, which suggests that the more we move forward the more we stay the same, it's just that this form of Art is no longer exclusive to the high societies, but thankfully, now available to all.

This is a thought provoking and debate setting collection of images Colleen, one you should be very proud of.


kathrynlouise Plus Member 4421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM

A great series Colleen. I love V1, so much crammed into one space and love the bicycles GrinGrin


boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 11:17 AM

Super set

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 12:02 PM

Amazing shots Colleen, not one as a preference as all so well captured
Good luck with the dentist!Blush

ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:00 PM

Magic work..


gallero  4 Venezuela
12 Aug 2013 - 1:16 PM

Una maravillosa fotografia, de una gran obra de arte..

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:16 PM

A great series of street art images Colleen,Smile some of these people are very talented, and I agree with Nathan, that they should have somewere to express their art legally, would make more great images for us to captureSmile


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:24 PM

you have captured some fabulous work here
poor you with the dentist!!!

brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:45 PM

Fantastic collection of Wall Art/Graffetti by some talented artists, very well captured Colleen


mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 1:55 PM

A colourful bit of artwork here Colleen,
despite the differing views on it !!
And don't you just love the sound of a whirring dentists drill ?
Enjoy it !!

Mike_Smith Plus Member 8240 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:14 PM

Fascinating set of shots Colleen. Think i should visit Manchester one day

kel55  3 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:49 PM

Wow Colleen what fantastic find this is , you have captured is very well , image it would look great with sun light casting shadows , you might have to make the trip back to get the shotWink

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:57 PM

Beautiful set !

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Some very artistic work here, Colleen! Think V1 just has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
12 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

A wonderful set of images Colleen. Some of them are pieces of art I think. V1 is really outstanding.

CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:13 PM

nice set of captures, with plenty of colour, great clarity

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 5:10 PM

Another great set Colleen, V1 takes a lot of beating.

JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 5:31 PM

V1 is a super capture of that lovely artwork and esp. with the bikes.

CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 5:42 PM

Such a colourful set - V1 for meSmile

capto Plus Member 32835 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:50 PM

Very good arty collection. Look forward to seeing some close-ups of dental instruments soon then.WinkSmile


myrab Plus Member 9myrab vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 6:56 PM

Great work Colleen.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 7:02 PM

Brilliant - and all so well composed!

anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
12 Aug 2013 - 7:27 PM

Excellent set Colleen V1 for meSmileSmile

12 Aug 2013 - 7:28 PM

Lovely shots - I think they go together well as a series, so don't have a favourite as such.

richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 8:23 PM

Stunning set of images - without doubt V1 for me - Excellent!!

ali63 Plus Member 3697 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 8:47 PM

An interesting set of images,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:17 PM

Excellent set of images Colleen..Lin

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 10:13 PM

Wonderful photography Colleen.

Jenny Smile

Potra  2 Venezuela
12 Aug 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thanks for bringing a piece of a different world to us.

Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 10:29 PM

Fantastic set Colleen. Just love them all. Cathy

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
13 Aug 2013 - 12:38 AM

V1 is an eyepopper Colleen, wonderful Grin I love this set, as I also love some graffiti that I see around locally GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

Ps hope the dentist visit is fast and painless Sad

BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 5:40 PM

The art work on them all is very good but the wall in V1 is mind blowing! Thanks for sharing these with us, they are a real eye opener!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 - 1:00 PM

Outstanding images, I like them all! Grin

TyChee Plus Member 10265 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:46 AM

Awesome collection of street art.

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