Wednesday, April 16, 2008

maryland avenue

Maryland Avenue
April 2008

My iTunes: Vienna by Billy Joel

Now that Project Yellow has finished, I feel like there are so many more things to take pictures of! This is a shot I wanted to post before, but I got caught up in Project Yellow. This is along my favorite place to park in Baltimore near the Lyric -- Maryland Avenue. Before the opera, my parallel parking skills were not too bad, but now I feel like a pro. I can whip my car in and out in seconds, coming within 2 inches of the curb without hitting it with my tires. But parallel parking on the left is much trickier than you would think...

I like the almost exaggerated nature of the linear perspective here, and how the picture seems so symmetrical but actually isn't. In a way, the two sides are opposites -- on the left are machines capable of motion that come in a variety of colors, and on the right is the bridge which is completely stationary (one would hope) and impedes motion with the white, colorless wall.

I believe we will be starting a new project shortly, but in the meantime I'll keep putting up images.

7 days until surgery -- one week to go!


Carletta said...

Nice photo Christy!

I just posted one last yellow and I'm looking forward to the next project!

Hope you've had a good day.

Anna said...

I love that you feel refreshed and ready to go out and get lots of pics now! ;)

Do you realize how many cool shots you are going to get in the hospital? Seriously...the glass is ALWAYS half full with me isn't it???

Robert said...

Nice image. I love words and pictures together. I enjoy reading your take on it. So often pictures are left wordless so that we can make our own inferences on what it means to us. But I like to hear what the one who shot it thinks, feels, or is trying to express. Good job.

I'll bet your anxious about getting this surgery over and done with so you can move forward.