Winter abandonment by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
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Difficult to believe that this is right in the middle of town centre, in Milton Keynes, UK, but it is! Fog has an incredible capacity to transform…

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 6 years ago

    Winter, where, i don’t see snow! LOL

    I like the dark and gloomy feel of this one, great shot George!!

  • Ah, yes… snow here is not synonymous with winter… :-) Thanks Nathalie

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 6 years ago

    Ooh – this just looks so wretched! In a nice way :-)
    You captured the emotion perfectly – even without the title I would have said something to that effect – Cold and lonely.

  • Thanks Vikram, difficult to believe that this was right in the middle of town centre!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 6 years ago

    brrrr! Wouldn’t want to stay out there for too long! Great atmosphere George :)

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 6 years ago

    Thanks Ursula, wrap up!! ;-)

  • Victoria Kidgell
    Victoria Kidgellover 6 years ago

    Ooo – very moody atmospheric shot. I love the gritty grainyness of it. Really adds to it. This really reminds me of some books I was reading recently (The Night Watch Triology by Sergei Lukyanenko). This would fit perfectly!

  • Thanks Victoria, there is definitely something very “other” about it… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 6 years ago

    You don’t know winter unless you spend one under 10 feet of snow like we did here in Montreal last year!! i can LOL about it now, but no so funny at the time. ;-))

  • LOL I know, if we manage one foot here, it’s an event. But I’m having similar conversations with my mum and what she describes as “winter” in Athens… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • champion
    championover 6 years ago

    I like the effect of the street lights, been looking for this effect for a while. Was there a fog that night?

  • I’m sorry… yes, it was all natural :-) Not sure how you can do this in PP.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Kory Trapane
    Kory Trapaneover 6 years ago

    Wow, George… Did you look for this scene, or was it a random find? It’s fantastic! I could see an old ’30’s Gangsta car coming at ya with headlights in this scene. Awesome!

  • Thanks Kory. A bit of both really. I found myself in a lot of fog by accident, and then looked for the right shot (well, a number of them actually, but I like this one best). And believe me, if I had a choice to avoid the damn 4×4, I would have! At least it was parked conveniently badly :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 6 years ago

    oh wow what a shot ! the lighting is beautiful in this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i love it……anna ; )

  • Thank you very much Anna, and thanks for favoring it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • sierrabella
    sierrabellaover 6 years ago

    Love the perspective and the graininess. . . Almost like pointillism. Beautiful.

  • Yes, it has that kind of grainy effect, indeed. Many thanks :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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