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More Hidden Color/Urban Found Art

Cynthia spotted this unintentional urban sculpture during one of our walks. It sure looks as though someone in a vehicle hit a light post. This is what is left after the light post was removed from the scene. (I sure hope that person is still alive to tell about it.)

Here it is in standard, “natural” color.


What i notice there is the rust and what looks like a little spray paint on the metal plate at right. I spot a bit of yellow-green in a leaf at the top right of the tube.

Now, a saturation-intensified version of the same image:


I am fascinated by the green shadowy front edges of the bricks at the very back. It’s also rather wonderful how the cement at front right is orange with purple-blue gravel in it.

Isn’t the intense blue-purple of the lightpost  and street, a beautiful contrast to the yellow-oranges and deep oranges in the sidewalk, bricks and metal pieces? I just love this.

And the first photo looks like gray and gray and gray…

5 Responses to “More Hidden Color/Urban Found Art”

  1. Kris Elliott Says:

    What a fun study! In the color saturated version, it almost looks like water and a pier because the street is so blue.

  2. Trever Clark Says:

    Hey Lynn – Your Tweets finally intrigued me to the point that I had to check out your blog. That color sat photo is pretty amazing. Do you do that kind of photography often? If you had enough before and after pics of everyday scenes made surreal, I could picture them being made into an art book!

  3. momtroll Says:

    The change in color is very interesting. We get used to seeing things in the normal way and the change in color brings out things we would not notice.

  4. Erin Frye Says:

    Reminds me of a spider:)

  5. Irene Says:

    Ha-ha, Lynn,

    It looks to me like those b&w prints that artists would go around to people’s houses and “colourize”! I’m sure you’ve seen old photos like that, that went beyond “tinting”! I’ve seen some b&w films that were “colourized” also, and they are way too intense (for normal people and scenery). But I LOVE this study. I agree with Trevor Clark – enough of those pics and you’d have an interesting book. People could write their own captions!

    X O Irene

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