Urban abstracts series: Olympus XZ1, 1/1250 @ f/2.2, ISO 100
wall, cactus, spike, wire, shadow, blue, sky, brown, urban, abstract, richard g witham
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.
Oh that is neat! We should do that to keep the cats out of our garden! So very Latin American and beautifully presented Richard!
Yes, these do keep cats off the walls, and other prowlers too. They are actually tiny sculptures of the maguey cactus, but it’s hard to see the detail in this photo. I’ll take a close up one day. Thanks for your great comments :-)
– Richard G Witham
Is this for real???? What a great image Richard!
Yes, a lot of people here put spikes or glass on the top of the walls to make them harder to climb over. Thanks for the great comments :-)
Funny title and nice graphic. Looks like beach and sky
I agree, now that you mention it Kathilee, it does look beachy. The walls actually aged white, but the early morning light gave this tan color.
Like this very much
Thank you Donna :-)
you always have an eye for seeing ~ wonderful frame Richard xx
Thank you very much Linda :-)
They have a fixation for avoiding intruders. There is a really artistic way that in my country..specially in the little towns of the country was used. They took pieces of broken bottles (preferently wine…I can tell it because they are almost always green) and introducted them into the cement that was joining the stones or bricks, so that they were turned into a aleatory pattern of pricking glasses that shone very niecely under the sun. This wall is really arid, and quite integrated in the desertic area. It seems to me like a jail…and menacng that beautiful sky. Why should men make such a horrible things, sometimes…? I do not wonder why you have taken this pic..is really special, that wall….Rosa
Thank you Rosa.
Aqui tambien he visto paredes asi con protección hecho con botellas rotas. Me gusta cuando lo hacen con varios diferentes tipos de botella porque se ve bonito con muchos colores. Aqui ponen muchas protecciones en las casas. La que estoy rentando tiene barras sobre las ventanas y puertas y muchos candados. Creo que la gente se siente mas segura así, pero tienes razón en cuanto a que se parece cárcel.
I really love the look of this Richard, you have an eye for beautyHappy New Year!
Thank you very much Vesna, and Happy new year to you :-)
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