Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Theme Day: 'Empty'

No bikes parked here today. Oeiras Sea Promenade.

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46 comments:

marley said...

At first i thought it was a view down a pipe, but a bike rack? Brilliant and a cool design too :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hi JM!
Wonderful shot and very creative for this theme!
Congratulations!
Léia

Babooshka said...

I think I may have your bikes. Strangely hypnotic.

Jarart said...

The emptiness draws the eye in. Nice theme day composition.

Jacob said...

Super composition. This is another good example as to why you deserved the Pixel Perfect award!

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful shot. Really good eye to see this.

Sharon said...

A very clever shot!

slim said...

Excellent interpretation . . . I never would have guessed a bike rack . . . very interesting design.

Don and Krise said...

Oh, good choice.

Scott Johnson said...

Very creative and wonderfully executed. Happy theme day!

Olivier said...

une belle composition, vraiment originale, bravo

a beautiful composition, very original, bravo

cieldequimper said...

A vortex. Fantastic!

Dina said...

Ha, lucky for you it was empty.
Nice!

Babzy said...

great shot !

Hilda said...

Cool! I was wondering what it was!

magicpolaroid said...

that beautful sculpture! like the light and shadows!

Julie said...

Love this spiral effect and being dragged through, JM.

Lovely choice for a difficult theme.

Ming said...

Lovely theme day pic.
Great pic & composition. Brilliant!

Ming

Joan Elizabeth said...

Very innovative take on the theme and a interesting photo as well.

brattcat said...

I agree with the others. This was an inspired response to the 'empty' theme.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I, too, thought it was a pipe. A bike rack! Great perspective! Something we see all the time and don't explore a different angle -- when clearly we should!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot. I have never seen a bike rack like that. Very cool. MB

Jim K said...

I would have never guessed a bike rack. It could make someone dizzy if you stare long enough.

B SQUARED said...

Love the look of this. Very nice.

Jilly said...

How clever. Would never have realised this is a bike parking place. Super image.

Lois said...

Excellent shot JM! Perfect for Theme Day.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I also thought this was a pipe of some kind. What an unusual take on the theme, and great composition and shadows.

Thank you for your comment about my empty crocodile mouth. If you haven't checked it out yet, Julie's "ghost bird" on Scottsdale Daily Photo is another unusual and stunning interpretation of the empty theme.

Bergson said...

a good choice

Prospero said...

That's wild. It reminds me of something out of Hitchcock's Vertigo.

That is the chicken said...

Very cool!

willow said...

This photo shouts empty on several different levels. Wonderful shot, JM.

Tanya said...

very cool JM!

Mo said...

Very creative

AB said...

And I thought it was a giant hair curler - (rolo para o cabello). But equally empty

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Very appealing and interesting picture!

joo said...

It's terrific shot JM:)

m_m said...

Interesting idea!

Tash said...

eye-catching emptyness. gorgeous image

BeachILike said...

Interesting idea, empty bike park :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Jm, a superb photo for theme day. artsy enough to go on the wall as a photo for all to enjoy. excellent composition

Greg said...

Very eye catching photo and a great choice for the theme day!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Uma ideia bestial!!

(Viu? Até a nova ortografia eu usei, além do portuguesíssimo "bestial"!)

Kate said...

After all the above comments, I don't think I can add anything remotely original. Who would have thought to photograph the rack at this fascinating angle? Kudos for creativity!

GiuCe said...

GREAT SHOT!!!!!!

humanobserver said...

You have got an eye for photography :)

Leif Hagen said...

COOL theme day photo, JM! Fun effect! I caught up on your blog photos as I was recently on a European vacation. Regards from EAGAN daily photo
(Great news about Amir!!)