Monday, March 14, 2011

Misty Monday - Communicating with ET?

James B. Edwards Bridge, Daniel Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Although it may appear that a ray of light is beaming up from this lamp into outer space, in reality, this is not true. It is only a lamppost juxtaposed against a long bridge, cloaked in the mists of early morning. The geometry and perspective of this image create an optical illusion of sorts. So, don't worry everyone. This is not, I repeat, not a covert government operation to communicate with ET... ok?


30 comments:

  1. Wow - that's a fabulous monochrome! I love the composition and those beautiful soft shades of grey and how the bridge seems to recede into nothingness... Very impressive image!

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  2. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Again, I love anything grayscale and this one is particularly awesome.

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  3. Exceptional composition and light!

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  4. A fabulous image and fantastic composition. beautiful shades of grey and white. very well presented.

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  5. Do you realize the global repercussions of this post???? Don't come running to me when cities start getting zapped. I'm just saying.

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  6. Wonderful!! It is like a labrynth!!!

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  7. That's a fantastic picture! I still believe there is a secret operation going on there.... :)

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  8. It takes a sharp and trained eye to create a picture with an optical illusion like this, and I guess the mist enhances the illusion quite much. It is a wonderful picture with a superb grayscale and I love how the mist emphasis the depth feeling in the "legs" of the bridges... But I still believe this is the ET-phone!

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  9. great perspective and symmetrie, a really nice capture.

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  10. Wow, this totally fooled me. Great job spotting this!

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  11. I like to see how the lines in your photo bring structure to the photograph and possess visual strength.

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  12. veramente una bella composizione. foto lineare e pulita. le luci così soffici creano un alone interessante. bravo

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  13. Howdy!-----been enjoying all the recent spring photos and posts! Especially that soft and peaceful shot of St. Michaels, back on the March 6 post I think it was? Very pretty

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  14. Great shot, I love the effect as if a ray of light comes from the streetlamp.

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  15. Brilliant use of the negative space Doug--this is a real favorite!

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  16. Stunning!!!
    I hope one day I'll be able to photograph like you. ;-)

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  17. What it is is a work of art. Brilliant composition, Doug!

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  18. marvelous monochrome. (also lovely photographs of your family)

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  19. incredible beauty, perfect work compliments

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  20. Ah, it's a dialogue with the ET!
    This photo looks kinda erotic to me. ;)
    Does the ET come from Venus?

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  21. what a stunning compo, so perfectly symmetrical and with intriguing tonality! one might easily fall into the "optical illusion trap" here! perfectly seen and documented, doug!

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  22. wonderful work, compo, scene ...

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  23. hahahahaha hilarious verse HA. crisp and light :) sweet framing a piece of work, minimal-art says it all.

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  24. Have to say that you have a great blog with lots of nice pictures!!!
    This one was my absolute favour!! Great shot!! Fantastic lines wich draws your eyes into the picture!! The B7W was great as well!! Just LOVED it!!!
    Vibeke :-)

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