Monday, November 9, 2009

monochrome monday: the loading dock

often we perfect the front view
but fail to attend to the rear.

15 comments:

Julie said...

People are at their most vulnerable when seen from the rear. Buildings, too, if this shot is any evidence. I do like the font used for the name.

My favourite sort of building: old and in need of love.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I agree with the rear view on all things. It is often better than the front but seldom on buildings.

Sunny said...

I had that very thought when I looked in the full lenghth mirror this morning!
I like the moodiness of this picture.
Sunny :)

Jacob said...

Nice photo, Brattcat.

But, it depends on what or whom I'm looking at...sometimes I pay quite a bit of attention to the rear! ;-)

Anya said...

The front from a building can also be beautiful ;)
Why not !!!
I like this picture
its a puurfect shot ;)

B SQUARED said...

There usually is a lot more going on in the back.

Frank said...

I hate to mirror Jacob's and B Squared's comments and I hesitate to elaborate on their thinking and direction. I too pay quite a bit of attention to the "loading dock."
You're too fun Brat Cat!

Nice shot! The sepia tone of the shot is right on.

Birdman said...

Ah, the rear... catch me going away!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's perfect!
You are an artist!This picture is so cool my dear Brattcat!
Thanks for your always kind messages.We had a great time in Switzerland, of course I will prepare some pictures to put in our blog soon!
But after this lovely trip, today I was completely "off" in my French class!Of course dreaming with my last weekend , LOL !
hugs
Léia

katztales said...

Perfect scene for a 1920s gangster movie!

Tash said...

I wish I thought of a sunny sepia as a monochrome. It's a great photo esp. with the vintage lettering.

slim said...

The sepia tone is perfect and brings out the details of that one shuttered window and by the looks of the door glass, there must have been a break in (or someone forgot their keys). Parallels can be drawn between front and rear and "upstairs"/downstairs".

Paula said...

I like the sepia, it fits the architecture and atmosphere. I defer to Julie as well.

Vogon Poet said...

I second the idea of the gangster movie...

lizziviggi said...

Were you walking behind me the other day, Brattcat? ;-) I'd love to see the front-- but something tells me I'd prefer the back, anyway. People and buildings who work too hard at keeping up appearances make me uncomfortable.