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Updated 03/09/2014 @ 03:09


Location: Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, England
Date: 02/06/2008 @ 15:09
Light Conditions: Daylight

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85 mmm
Focal Length: 26 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: ISO-400
Filters: UV

Post-work: Crop, Monochrome, Split Tone
Related items: "Everything Must Go" series





This is the eleventh image from a series entitled Everything Must Go, a study of Whitley Bay and the state that it is in. This was produced as a college project, and while it's something of a botch-job I think it's a theme that I can develop further using different locales, or even all of them culmitavely.

This image was taken just off Ventnor gardens, which is one of the streets that leads on to the sea-front. As with most of the back lanes in the town, it's in a state of disrepair.
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:iconeinsilbig:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Well composed, Darren.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Photographer
Many thanks for the comment; I'm glad you like it.
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:icong-heide:
g-heide Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
powerful one! :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you, I appreciate you taking the time to look through my older work.
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Good shot and work...
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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:iconwolfcreek50:
wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very welcome my friend...
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:iconru-illuzionist:
ru-illuzionist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
featured here [link]
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the feature; it's appreciated.
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escapism Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I'm not sure why but I always find photographs of a lone window quite captivating. This one is no exception. I wonder how this would look in colour however, if the brick is old and in various shades of reds contrasting with the wooden frame that is in desperate need of fresh paint. In any case, a nice image captured here.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Photographer
The colour image felt somewhat flat in comparison, the colours just didn't work as a composition. Anyway, thank-you for the comment; I appreciate it.
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:iconkvikken:
Kvikken Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Now that song got stuck in my head :lol:

But anyways, great picture, simple and effective :aww:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Photographer
My work here is done. :D

Heh, thank-you for that and for the favourite-list addition: I appreciate it.
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:iconsunabora:
sunabora Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Photographer
Your photo has been featured in my news: [link]
:gallery:
:heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank-you muchly.
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:icongeniusz-samozwaniec:
geniusz-samozwaniec Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
simply, but amazing!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008   Artist
This reminds me of this: Radiohead According to Laith Bahrani

Which is in no way a bad thing.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Student Photographer
I remember that animation, it's a good one.
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S-t-r-a-n-g-e Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
amazing composition !
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment and for the favourite-list addition, I appreciate it.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The rhythm of the bricks is almost hypnotizing... so it's the white brick first and the window second my eye is drawn to.

Great shot, D, as per usual. (:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Photographer
:F

I've another one that's much closer to the wall that I'll stick up at some point, but this one is (probably, perhaps?) my favourite of the two. I'm glad that you like it, too; thank-you for the favourite-list addition.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The distance is one of its best features, I think. This series is really about isolation and disassociation, and a closer view seems like it would be somewhat more intimate. Need to see the image to be able to judge properly, of course :3
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arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Photographer
Well, you've nailed the reason why I chose this one for the final project over the other one, heh. You'll see when I upload it. :B
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hell yes, being right through inference! Now I feel all inordinately pleased with myself. See what you've done.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Photographer
Hahah.
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:iconjudas130:
Judas130 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
i was thinking the same, pink floyd esque.

was this intended?

:peace:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Photographer
I didn't go out on the shoot with that particular intention, but when I walked past that window in the wall a little light-bulb flickered in my head and from there it was somewhat conscious, yes. Hah.
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Judas130 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
:) very cool, the best artwork can spring to our minds when we dont expect, the link is wonderful and very powerful in its message, especially along with your series work.

:peace:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconjudas130:
Judas130 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
welcome :)

:peace:
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:icontechnotroll:
TechnoTroll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
We don't need no...
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Photographer
Education/Thought Control.

:B
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