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55.05'N, 01.45'W

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By arctoa   |   Watch
Published: October 10, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 arctoa
Updated 03/09/2014 @ 02:59


A continuation of the Everything Must Go series of images; a documentary that critically catalogues the state of the town of Whitley Bay, my home-town.

Within the image is contained one of the containing walls of the former Spanish City, a prominent Whitley Bay land-mark and one of many that've long been closed for alleged redevelopment.

The title is the approximate longitude-latitude location of the image, and is a theme that I might continue with future related works; along with prior pieces should they ever reach exhibition. Inspiration for the title came from the fact that it feels a little like satellite imagery, to me; the painted-over graffiti is river that is bridged by the drain-pipe highway and bordered by a dense weed-wood --

-- tenuous, but interesting nonetheless.
Image size
700x700px 342.64 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 2, 2008, 3:34:38 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
4mm
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sunabora's avatar
sunabora Photographer
Feature: [link] :holly:
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Cheers.
LaughingAstarael's avatar
LaughingAstaraelProfessional Traditional Artist
The thick texture makes the otherwise easily-readable 'Building' image into something quite abstract; the ledge and ground are almost jarring in contrast, as suddenly the eye snaps from 'abstract' back to 'Building'.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Yeah, I've a few more like this. They've been sitting around since the original uploads but people don't seem to like 'em too much so I've never bothered polishing them up.
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LaughingAstaraelProfessional Traditional Artist
I hope to see more in the future. They're great.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Heh, yeah, I'm getting around to it.
edredon's avatar
your thoughts and your concept are really interesting :)
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
corvidophiliac's avatar
DID YOU CLIMB UP THERE?
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Pfft, I can't climb.
corvidophiliac's avatar
I thought thats why you had short people, for climbing on.

Anyway, you could nest there, and pluck off passerbys.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Ahah. No comment.
limnides's avatar
limnides Artist
Desolate.

The way you've captured the brick-work really create an abstraction - it bends reality a'bit.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
So does your fa-

Eh, I suppose that is a recurring theme. I like to pull scenes out of natural eyesight, otherwise what's the point?
limnides's avatar
limnides Artist
I think I saw this spot today... but I could be wrong, heh. I didn't get up close enough to the building to properly investigate, though.
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arctoaStudent Photographer
I wouldn't be surprised if it still hasn't changed. Should I ever revisit this series I suppose I'll find out for myself.
limnides's avatar
limnides Artist
Or, y'know, you could just walk there without a camera or a plan. :F
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arctoaStudent Photographer
Pfah.
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