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An american scene if ever there was one

July 2002, San Antonio, Texas
Canon EOS 300, 75-300mm, Kodak Portra 400
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cipri2266 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004
well... i don't know much about americanisms but this reminded me of CAKE's "ALPHA BETA PARKING LOT"
you should hear it... it's about being parked but it's not only about cars...

great refinement photo..
usualmind Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
Holy shit this awesome!!!!!!! Instant +fav

So simple... but yet in conveys a sense of Americanism for sure.

bluegodzilla Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2003
Simple and rought.
Has that graffiti art feel (rought, industrial).
Looks brilliant in black & white.
- Tak
delici0us Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2002
this is very very amazing.. turing something so ordinary into such an amazing photograph! Thumbs Up
complex-a Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2002
Ah, and into my favorites this goes!
complex-a Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2002
Crazy! This is such an ordinary scene - some vehicles parked in a lot - and yet, you've made it into such an awesome piece of art. The composition is everything. I'm not quite sure how you make something so normal seem so interesting, but I do like it. :) (Smile)
ash Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2002
hey if I was mocking the US it wasn't in a particularly serious way, I just meant that cars are very much part of the national psyche over there ... in some ways I actually quite like that; without it we probably wouldn't have road movies, roadhouses, large parts of elvis, james dean, and loads of other cool things.

also the only reason I 'targeted' the US was because that was where I happened to be; if I had been visiting germany or wherever I would have tried to capture whatever was central to the mentality of that particular country.

I can see why americans might be a bit sensitive about america being the target of current jokes and criticism, I think the trouble is they're just not used to it, whereas many other countries are. take the english, for example, and their perception in the US. alternatively, I'm south african, so believe me I'm used to hearing people sing "never met a nice south african" [from monty python I think?] and sundry other jokes
littlelea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2002
nice photo, I found this one interesting because it appeared to be such a big empty lot with only a few cars mushed together as if there werent enough space

altho I do not see why it is acceptable to mock one countries cultures and not another... and why its so trendy to specifically target the US.. Im really getting tired of it
akasleep Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
good use of the empty space
nice angle , great job Thumbs Up
dmon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2002
Wonderful shot. Composition is spot on :) (Smile)
pixyie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2002  Student
i love it. the composition is great, such a simple and beautiful photo :) (Smile)
99gnome Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2002
=) (Smile)

(do i have to say more?)
kalayl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2002
Heh, absolutely - great work nicely composed.
jtd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2002
great minimalism in this photo, I really like this one :) (Smile)
conglomerate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2002
photo's got alot of character, I like it alot. Not just because it's showing off how hickish america is, but because, it's got style.
jmcc Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2002
The whole damn country's going to look like that in the future. :x (Mad)
yam Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2002
Heh, American indeed. Look at those pointlessly monster cars ;) (Wink)

I do like the composition here, with the subject matter on the bottom. The grid created on the parking lot is wonderful content, too. The numbers, lines, and eventually row of cars all have a continuous diagonal to them.

Nice! :) (Smile)
lord-zany Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2002
Lol more from the 33rd floor ? Lol i like that truck, that's sweet. Lol
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