Sarah Paris

Sarah Paris

Posted on 04/29/2015


Photo taken on April 29, 2015



See also...


Keywords

street
objects
textures
rust
shadows
hydrants


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
Attribution + non Commercial + no derivative

96 visits

Shadows of the Present

Shadows of the Present
another day, another hydrant ...

7 comments - The latest ones
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Looking at the shadow,you would think it is the shadow of somebody standing there!!!!!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
I thought Toronto took bad care of its hydrants, but the date on that one is 2006! They just took out the 100-year-old hydrants in my neighbourhood, and they were in better shape than this. Paint them, eh? Incidentally, how do you see these things in the snow? Oh, right.

On the other hand, your photo is entirely lovely. I especially like the line from the hydrant through the cyclist to the line of cars to the frame. The eyes just drift right in. The rust grabs your eye then it keeps heading left.
2 years ago.
Sarah Paris has replied to John FitzGerald
Thanks, John. I don't know if it's the fog, but hereabouts, you start painting something, and before you finish, it's already starting to rust ... that's why they use that lovely orange for the Golden Gate Bridge, so it doesn't show!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Sarah Paris
Oh, right, seawater. Forgot. Silly me. We get lots of fog but it's from sweetwater.
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Yes, the shadow does look like a person.......love the cyclist
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken, yes that shadow does indeed have a 'Hitchcock' appearance.
2 years ago.
Sarah Paris
Sarah Paris
Thanks much, everyone!
2 years ago.