Wednesday, February 16, 2011

driving down the street


I am sure you have all done it. You are driving down the street when you spy something photoworthy.  In your mind's eye, you already have the picture completely composed and processed.  It may mean scaring the pants off of your passenger, mastering the 25 point turn on the narrow streets of Savannah, and shooting from inside the car but you are determined.

What street scenes make you slam on the brakes and have your family suggesting that a warning sticker, CAUTION: Photographer on Board, be placed on your car? Does the hustle and bustle of urban streets get you clicking or is it blissful moments in the country like PKK49's shown below? 

Until next time.

xo tammy lee of bliss and folly

Rear View
Rear View by PKK49

23 comments:

Kim Switzer said...

I love that pub photo! And I have a side mirror photo of the Space Needle in Seattle that is one of my faves. It's from the late '90s, so pre-digital for me at least. Otherwise I'd post a link because it's really a fun shot. Mirror pictures are great!

Kirstin said...

Oh yes! We've definitely had moments like that too! Love these pictures, Tammy.

Simone said...

Two amazingly brilliant photographs!Just love how you have captured the phonebox,it really is perfect, And how amazing is the sunset capture - I have never seen one like that before.

Christine said...

These are both beautiful! And yes, someone needs to make a sticker like that, I really need one on my car!

urban muser said...

wow, simply gorgeous! a great way to kick off street scenes tammy.

April said...

haha, photographer on board, that is perfect! Beautiful shots :)

Misty Dawn said...

LOL in my Zazzle store, I actually created a bumper sticker which says "I Brake for Photos"

gina said...

What a wonderful pairing of photos! Last week I held up traffic when I grabbed my camera to take a photo through the windshield.....only felt a little guilty. :)

Dorian Susan said...

Love your selective colored pub scene. Totally guilty of needing "photographer on board" sticker.

Dotti said...

I immediately recognized this corner before you identified it in your post. Fortunate to be strolling rather than driving, I took shots of the same scene. It's so vintage, isn't it? Love your shot! And the juxtaposition of the two photos.

Brooke said...

both of these are great!

Anika said...

Totally worth it!! Those are both so pretty. Great post.

Anna said...

Indeed, photographers as drivers are a danger! I'm guilty of stopping for both rural and city shots - it's all art to me!

Jan @twoscoopz said...

Love those old red booths! So fun.
And the rearview shot is sooo fantastic!

Jessica said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one doing that! My older kids just duck and cover their heads! I need that bumper sticker. I'm in complete awe of the second shot -- oh my goodness! What a unique capture!

Genevieve Letkeman said...

I have also mastered the quick rearview window glance to see if someone is going to pile into me , so that makes it a little safer, no?

mosey said...

As you know I'm a bit of a reckless driver when it comes to photographic opportunities too. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

No one likes to drive with me because I do that ALL the time.
I love that phone booth. I would totally brake for that!

Jamie said...

I love to go on drives with my dad - not only doesn't he mind stopping - he catches things I missed and is always happy to turn around and go back.

Oliag said...

When I see these photos I realize that I don't stop often enough! Gorgeous!

maureen said...

Love the way each photo has a different feel. The mirrored shot is really well done. Great post.

Kat Sloma said...

I love the mirror shot - exceptional! My family has joked I need a "sudden stops" sign on my jacket. :) Not so much in the car...

Bari Lynn Baskin said...

While I see photographs in my mind all the time, they are always in places where there is nowhere to stop. I want to find the time to stop but I also want to be safe! It's such a dilemma. I need to find ways to capture more of these mind images of mine. both of those images are amazing. I especially particular to selective color!

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