PhLB - Luc Boonen

PhLB - Luc Boonen

Posted on 05/22/2016


Photo taken on May 14, 2016


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Liminal experience

Liminal experience
The sunday challenge = Liminal spaces -- there are 2 definitions, feel free to portray whichever suits you best. 1) of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process 2) occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
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While driving last week behind this 1960 Opel Classic I felt like being in the liminal zone between history and reality: my early youth rolling before me, tempting me to reach out and touch. In reality all I could do is keep my eyes on the road and try to make a cellphone shot. At home I added this vintage look.

Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Indycaver (Norm), Don Sutherland, Jason LXIII and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
Puchinpappy
Puchinpappy
Good observation. Indeed familiar objects create a zone of "reality," especially if they have emotion attached to them. Well defined and expressed for the challenge.
21 months ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Excellent idea! Love the Opel!

Perfect processing!
21 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
A sort of Back to the Future experience......nice one, love the retro processing too
21 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
What a great description of your feelings. I know that feeling too.

I really like how this turned out, Luc.
21 months ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
A real classic car! Yesterday I read the average age of a car going to the scrapyard nowadays is 18 years, this one is roughly three times as old as that.
The giveaway are the stripes on the road, these are modern, the manhole cover on the foreground put things in perspective.
21 months ago.
Katja
Katja
Perhaps, this is a time machine?
21 months ago.
Janano -
Janano -
excellent idea
21 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Also a nice interpretation of the theme, your processing fits very good!
21 months ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Cool idea, love that car!
21 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Nicely done ... just a shame you didn't manage to catch up with it though as it would've been great to see more photos of the car! ;)
21 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Well done! =) Yes, I thin you nailed it!
21 months ago.
Coco
Coco
Beautifully done and love the way you texturized.
21 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Great interpretation of the challenge, and I like the processing, Luc!
21 months ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
weird when you get those flashbacks, isn't it? Nice idea for liminality
21 months ago.
charlie b
charlie b
A sight, a sound and especially a scent, can take us to previous experiences and situations.
21 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Wonderful Luc, glad you were able to safely drive and get the image! :) the processing really does add to the feeling of a visual memory. :)
21 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
You caught that feeling well- the processing is just right!
21 months ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
ich mag die Bearbeitung und die Farben!
21 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
...taking that shot would be subject to a fine of 60€ in Germany ;-)). Anyway, I know the feeling when you come across something from your own past.
21 months ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to LutzP
wonder what fine that would have been in the sixties....
21 months ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
well done, the processing fits well
21 months ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
i think i have stepped back in time! this gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling..
21 months ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding shot.
21 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Great vintage feel
21 months ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Well done Luc!
21 months ago.
Hubs 56
Hubs 56
we had a yellow one
2 months ago.