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SW18 by ash SW18 by ash
Close up of a street sign in Wandsworth, South West London. SW18 is the Wandsworth postcode. This is actually the Herndon Road sign you can partially see in Bike in Herndon Road.

Wandsworth, London, Sept 2002
Canon EOS 300, Fuji Provia 400F, lab, scanned slide
Criticism? Yeah go on then.
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complex-a Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2002
I love red on grey, and this is no exception. All the scratches and peeling spots add a great amount of detail to a photo which might otherwise be boring. My eye just wants to trace along every line...
narang99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
very nice, dont know whatg more to add, me like this colour photo.
khalil Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2002
Just like one's nasal passages after riding the Northern line.

It's things like this which make me fall in love with London every time I visit. This reminds me that London is just a tick away from being a totally Manga-esqe landscape. Towering housing estates, graffiti, pipes, posters on posters on posters and cracks in the Victorian veneer. And a mad collection of networks falling over themselves as they try to keep up the pace.

I love the contrast of the red against the grey carbon deposit. The crease-lines in the paint/plastic seem to suggest something organic in the process of decay... if the only way this man-made sign could decompose is through reverting to some fractal/vegetable/chaotic form. You have captured the texture perfectly, I want to just reach into the picture and pick off a fleck with my fingernail...

Can't wait to see your twisted perspective on Ireland. (Tune in next week...)

kalayl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2002
what have you done with my friend ash you evil aliens, and why is he posting colour photographs all of a sudden. :P (Lick)
misteriddles Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2002   Photographer
I second Vera's motion.

Trivia: My (London) band used to practice in Wandsworth. We also played some gigs there!
verunec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2002
This is absolutely beautiful! Pure urban beauty.
With this kind of stuff you can easily synthesize the face of a city in one unique picture. Well, I guess it. I've never been in London.
Anyway, this is just what I'm trying to do with my 'Details of Rome' series.
rzero Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2002
yeah,I think thats a cool road sign :D (Big Grin)
katya Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2002   Traditional Artist
Great photo! But that is one shabby looking road sign. Interesting to see the intricacies of other countries like this. Thanks for submitting this:D (Big Grin)
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