The 4th avenue tunnel in downtown Tucson is lined with snapshot tile murals of local Tucsonians.

A street musician leaning on the tunnel wall and residual smoke from tobacco and passing cars generate a nice rendition of 4th Ave’s unique bohemian atmosphere.

HDR Comprised of 5 exposures at .3EV
Olympus E-3, 23mm, 1/8 Sec, f/6.3, ISO 100

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underpass, subway, tunnel, street musician, photographs, mural, tucson, urban, city

My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    Ambushing territory..
    the faces´windows peopled
    I have lost my echoes.
    Rosa (the underpasses give me chills…but this nice poster is unique and such a good idea…humanizing…..those little drops of life there, with eyes doubled. Warming the souls. Great photo, Richard. Unique)

  • I think one could spend hours looking at all the “Faces’ windowed” in these murals. I also share your feelings that underpasses like this are a little creepy. In fact, all of 4th avenue is a little creepy for me in that sense. Even in the light of day I found myself looking over my shoulder quite a bit.

    The last line of your poem lingers with me, “I have lost my echoes”. It fits so well with the wall of photographs. People and pets memorialized on a wall … along a gutter.

    Mil gracias Rosa por tu atención y tus comentarios :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 3 years ago

    great photo and this scene holds so many feelings for me. it has a real urban quality… all the people, the empty tunnel that isn’t really empty as I look harder. life’s drama going on at a distance contrasting with the close up shots of individuals. great capture

  • Yes, I agree, sort of nitty-gritty urban. The tunnel’s a little dark, (Hard to see what’s inside) but lightening it meant losing the spotlight effect on the musician. I really appreciate you comments John. Thank you :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • anisja
    anisjaover 3 years ago

    Nice perspective and a very good image.

  • Thanks again Anisja :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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