No Parking

By woolybill1
Two observations made during a damp walk into our little town a couple of weeks ago. The double yellow lines forbid parking, 24/7 and 7/7 in modern terminology, yet nobody takes any notice of them.
Recently I enquired of one of the local custodians of the parking laws why he was ignoring a car parked on a bus stop so that its driver could queue for an ATM, forcing people with disabilities to struggle onto the road as we watched to climb up into the bus rather than walk straight off the pavement; he told me that as the lines were in a bad state of repair no charge would stick in court. The lines in the town centre have now been repainted; they continue to be ignored and my cheery informant is now nowhere to be seen....

Tags: Leaf Specialist and abstract Yellow lines

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2 Dec 2008 8:45AM
Two finely observed shots. Love the leaves in there.
Perhaps you might have entitled these 'sleeping policeman'. The only thing worse than police brutality is police indifference...
Smile Lucy

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nefaman 12 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 8:46AM
" I'd love to help but its more than my jobs worth mate "
cracking shots Bill
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
2 Dec 2008 8:50AM
very well observed...
Very simple but a great abstract! Love this kind of shots...

something i see every day, but not quite like you..


zebraboy 13 197 Australia
2 Dec 2008 8:50AM
There seems to be an odd form of communication between the white form and red leaf in V2, a great minimalist landscape!!
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
2 Dec 2008 8:51AM
These are really nice compositons.
2 Dec 2008 8:53AM
makes an interesting photo.Gillian
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
2 Dec 2008 9:00AM
Impressive cropped images Bill. Fine abstracts.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 9:02AM
I like both versions Bill but my natural inclination always seems to go for the portrait frame. Love the contrasting colours and they are in layers. Very imaginative.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
2 Dec 2008 9:04AM
Thats strange Bill. They are the samr colour as the stripes up my back.
More good observation from you and the goldenbronze/yellow leaf is a bonus.
DunDiggin 11 63 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 9:28AM
Nicely observed and composed, Bill. Reminds me of some of Rende's work on epz.
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
2 Dec 2008 9:31AM
would be great to see this framed and on teh wall! Smile brillaint shots Bill.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Dec 2008 9:45AM
hope the leaf wont get a ticket for parking there Smile
nice comp

cjl47 10 4 3 England
2 Dec 2008 10:06AM
Superb colours.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
2 Dec 2008 10:45AM
Well seen and captured Bill - suspect a yellow line debate starting here.
Regards Richard.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 10:48AM
Thank you, everybody.
Richard, if you enlarge the overhead photograph in the Geodata and move a hundred yards to the East you will see a maroon Renault Scenic that has taken up almost permanent residence on the double yellows....
Cormy 10 3 England
2 Dec 2008 11:24AM
Good job the leaves decided to park.Well seen and captured images Bill.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Dec 2008 11:32AM
I love them both, but especially V1 is a beautifully composed, superb abstract; a piece of art.
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 12:04PM
topical, well captured with good colour and detail.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Dec 2008 12:16PM
An interesting information about parking, great textures and the leaves are spot on

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Dec 2008 12:33PM
A very astute observation all around!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Dec 2008 1:10PM
Worthy of the RC-- Well observed, text and images!
proz 13 205 United States
2 Dec 2008 1:11PM
very much like layers of a cake here Bill, wonderful shot!
2 Dec 2008 1:21PM
Very well observed Bill, I really like no2, imaginative as always, Adrian
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Dec 2008 1:44PM
The double yellow lines are not a problem in Edinburgh Bill.
No roads you see.They are all being dug up for these sodden trams !!! Well detailed captures here.And I notice the other problem we have on the roads and pavements.Chewing gum !! There are a few pavements here where you cannot see them for the stuff !!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Dec 2008 1:58PM
superb abstract...
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 2:54PM
Interesting abstract
JudeC 11 6 3 England
2 Dec 2008 4:18PM
Love this one Bill - Jude.
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
2 Dec 2008 5:34PM
Love these bill a very interesting observation ,well captured regards
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
2 Dec 2008 5:55PM
Super pattern shot, well composed
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
2 Dec 2008 6:25PM
Excellent images Bill,the leaves add so much to the compositions.Well done.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 6:28PM
what a great idea. Leaves just park wherever they want to!

2 Dec 2008 6:45PM
Parks and leaves I guess Bill.

John Smile
2 Dec 2008 6:57PM
Cracking abstract
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 8:07PM
I like them both, Bill, great title, great abstracts. We don't have such problems on Hayling Island, everyone is far too considerate and polite..............yeah!?
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
3 Dec 2008 12:14AM
Gives a seasonal flavour to double yellow lines. There you go again Bill ! Photographing something we see every day and making it look different.

TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 7:31AM
We cant see our yellow perils , cause we have snow
Good ones as some body above said "Photographing something we see every day and making it look different."
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
3 Dec 2008 8:43AM
My pic of the week Bill, so it gets my user award.


ollie Smile
imagio 11 12 1 England
3 Dec 2008 5:11PM
I have just spent three days photographing this type of work Bill,seems we think alike..

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 10:09PM
Both lovely combination of natural and manmade
Excellent abstracts
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 11:05PM
I really like the composition of both shots - and the wet road just makes it better. Nice one! Two, actually... Smile
8 Dec 2008 12:04AM
Superb abstracts, I love V1, strong layers of colour and horizontal lines. The leaf just finishes it off beautifully, somewhat reminiscent of Rende's leaf series.
MickS 13 23 14 England
14 Dec 2008 1:03PM
Watcha Bill,
excellent vision.

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