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I must have walked past this former shop hundreds of times, and never really looked at it before. It’s close by to where we live and for the twelve years I’ve been there this shop has always been closed.

What I like about this shot is the contrast between the angularity of the railings and the softness of the scrollwork decoration on the door. I have no idea what the shop sold, and I guess there’s no way of finding out now, but I did think it was an interesting shot.

And nothing much was done to this shot other than an increase in contrast and some fairly rigourous sharpening to bring out the detail in the railings.

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comment by myla at 12:04 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2004

This is fantastic, the angle, the art nouveau on the wall - and the closed sign in the back -- but those spikes? Yowza! Another great capture.

comment by d at 03:17 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2004

i find this quite scary. it reminds me of an episode of 999 that i saw (remember that programme?) where a woman fell out of a window and impaled herself on some spikes just like these. very sinister, looks like it could be a crazy kind of prison.

comment by Sandra Rocha at 06:18 PM (GMT) on 17 April, 2004

sure looks closed with those spikes in front ;-)

impressive in more than one way, like d mentioned ...


comment by Tudy at 12:52 AM (GMT) on 18 April, 2004

I dare not scale that fence. :)

comment by clio at 02:06 AM (GMT) on 18 April, 2004

First thought: yikes!

comment by alan davis at 03:57 AM (GMT) on 18 April, 2004

Very nice image. I like the light, the shadow, the blue colour of the gate...

comment by djn1 at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 18 April, 2004

Thanks. And d: I remember 999, but not that episode - I do know what you mean though.