Underfoot, Edinburgh

By woolybill1
An old-fashioned glass-paned cellar light inset into a pavement Somewhere in Deepest Edinburgh, yesterday. This simple image took me about five minutes to get right because I was standing in the middle of a favourite tourist trail and, being me, I kept moving out of people's way - and back - and out - and back - and occasionally in front of a delivery vehicle. And I got a host of really funny looks in a host of different languages from passing tourists (and delivery-van drivers) for standing over a hole in the pavement, pointing my camera downwards with my rear projecting over their projected trajectory, if you see what I mean....

40mm, 1/60th sec. @ f5, ISO 200, -1.0EV

Tags: In What Edinburgh Specialist and abstract Portraits and people Underfoot Else?

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Comments


Cormy 9 3 England
30 Jul 2008 12:08AM
Some lovely detail in here Bill.
Cheers
Alan

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DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
30 Jul 2008 12:15AM
I definately see what you mean Bill, but well worth the hassle.
Some wonderful colours & patterns here, & I love the detail to the broken glass around the hole.
Hilary
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
30 Jul 2008 12:23AM
Fine abstract Bill. Looks like the top view of a busy street with many vehicles. The big hole coz of the past meteor impact. Excellent image.
Dennis
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 1:32AM
Excellent shot. Now if it were mine I would be montage-ing other images into the natural frames here.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2008 1:50AM
Good set of repeats!
jennnn
30 Jul 2008 6:39AM
Love the colours and textures of this Bill, well worth the effort.
Did you try to peer down the hole !
Annette
Takes serious vandalism to shatter these lights Bill, I'd bet you were down the Grass Market in Edinburgh.

Dougie
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
30 Jul 2008 8:04AM
very well spotted
30 Jul 2008 8:13AM
Well composed
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 8:20AM
well observed image, excellent capture, almost an abstract.
danbrann Plus
12 629 17
30 Jul 2008 8:26AM
You composed it well Bill.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
30 Jul 2008 8:48AM
The lengths one will go to for ones art eh Bill?

Best Matt
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
30 Jul 2008 9:11AM
That would be an awesome sight Bill Smile. I am surprised that this had not been spotted by Mick (mikbee). I like this a lot and you can get some interesting variations by moving the Hue slider backwards and forward in Hue and Saturation.

Albert
Sahyadri 8 61 2 India
30 Jul 2008 9:39AM
worth all that trouble Bill ( wish Moira had shot you doing all that back and forth Smile )

great detail and texture.
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
30 Jul 2008 10:30AM
Great shot, makes me wonder what caused the hole, and i would have wanted a peek down there.....
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 11:03AM
Good morning, all! Thanks for the comments and clicks - one never can tell what an abstract is going to do................

Well, now:
Dougie, only a few feet out! We had just come up the steps from the Grass Market.
Albert - Thanks for your suggestion. I've added a couple of versions straight away, hope you like them.
Lynne - Interesting idea, but not really my style Smile
Richsr 9 91 223 England
30 Jul 2008 11:22AM
Like the details and toning in these Bill - well spotted and captured.
regards Richard.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Jul 2008 11:41AM
Brilliant shot Bill; wonderful colours, tones and patterns in the glass, arranged by the grid with the broken one to prevent any notions of monotony. I like the colours in V1 best.
Regards,
Rende
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
30 Jul 2008 12:49PM
This is a fabulous shot!!!!! Glad you didn't get run over in the process. The composition is classic and the keeps the eye moving. A really fine abstract!
imagio 10 12 1 England
30 Jul 2008 12:55PM
Great series Bill, must have been a humorous sight to others seeing you bent over this.

Bernie
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 1:00PM
Another epzer and I stood back and watched the expressions of passers by...
Wink
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 1:02PM
It is no exaggeration to say that I have walked passed this hundreds of times on my way to the Castle Arms pub !!!! I mentioned to you and Moira that I would be interested to see some pics from a ''fresh eye''.This is a fine case in point Bill.A good pattern pic here being interrupted with the broken glass.While you were taking it I was more interested in an Oriental tourist with a look of disbelief on her face.I was just too slow to ''catch the moment''.Every time I pass it now,I will certainly see it in a different light,so to speak.
Mick.
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 2:06PM
v3 for me

30 /4 /u
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
30 Jul 2008 2:56PM
Would this be the cellar of a pub Bill?
Anyhow, standing your ground is what I expect of you, strange looks also. lol.

Robert
30 Jul 2008 3:00PM
looks like it was well worth all the trouble of moving about you did... v1-3-2 for me
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Jul 2008 3:09PM
Gret patterns and colours

Peter
davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 4:33PM
Well spotted, Bill. Good pattern and subdued colour. V1 for me.
Dave
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 5:37PM
excellent find, we have one or two of these in Cambridge, I find it rather dark and menacing and could imagine a scared twisted face peering out from one of the glass sections
ian
MRSbiscuit60 8 224 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2008 6:45PM
V2 for me. Trish.
30 Jul 2008 8:32PM
Perseverance rewarded Bill!

Mike
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
30 Jul 2008 8:32PM
It sounds to me like you were doing the Hokey Cokey Bill. Great shot by the way. Lovely lines. I haven't seen one of those glass panels in years.
Andy
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2008 8:35AM
Great shot Bill; I love all the panels with very different pictures in each one. I'm not quite convinced with the colour variants, but could we have one with an eye looking out of that hole?
Thoroughly enjoyed your protracted essay Smile
Tim
Most interesting is that each square is different
31 Jul 2008 1:47PM
Would have loved to have seen you, all 3 super shots, love the colour variations.

Nicky
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
2 Aug 2008 11:35PM
I kept coming back to this in my short list. There is a rhythm about it that draws me in....therefore, the pink diamond! V1 is my pick of the litter.
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 8:56AM
amazing patterns

di
MickS 11 23 14 England
3 Aug 2008 10:15AM
Watcha Bill,
well worked out and presented little series of abstracted images.
best
Mick
3 Aug 2008 7:27PM
a superb abstract !
iskier 8 Poland
18 Aug 2008 10:55PM
Looks like an invitation to play noughts and crosses Wink
MartaHari 9 1 Spain
20 Aug 2008 5:46PM
another cracker! i like the 1st and 3rd best - great harsh pattern and subtle colouring - i echo others' remark: well worth the hassle - a definite click!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 1:04PM
How did I miss this? Its a beauty Bill - and I found it in Joline's User Award Gallery !!!
Helen

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