Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Riotous Color

Traffic Sign and Colored Ribbons, Cincinnati, Ohio  © Doug Hickok
(click image for larger view)

Above a busy city street, the back of a traffic sign stretches across the image against a backdrop of riotous color... the decorative facade of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. Whoever conceived the adornment of this edifice must have felt a heightened sense of hoopla upon its completion.

Oddly enough, the Grand Canyon has never been adorned in such a manner. Why no one has ever thought to do so... baffles me.

30 comments:

  1. Brilliant repetition of selected colors by the designer ! well seen and framed ... I like it !

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  2. Dizzying picture! :)
    Strange stripes and strange traffic lights.
    If I see, really feel dizzy :)

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  3. WOW man.....this is a nice picture....i like these colors Doug.

    Greetings and a nice day,

    Joop

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  4. wonderful abstract, really nice Doug

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  5. Riotous is certainly the right word for this one.

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  6. I keep repeating but your city is so colorful!

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  7. a place for everything and everything in its place...

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  8. Such bright bold color, the kind that needs commitment. :0)

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  9. Really interesting facade!
    Like a giant maypole.
    Do not shoot and drive.
    So Becky, your chauffeur?
    You lucky man!
    All the way from SC? Ha...

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  10. mind-boggling and eye-straining at the same time, but a very impressive idea nevertheless!
    perhaps you could ask christo to wrap up the walls of grand canyon! after all, he has done crazy things before ...
    (good idea to offer your new template occasionally, as it really gives the viewer a chance to see your work at one glance and to go sampling ...)

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  11. wow, this one is boggling! Perfect title for it.

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  12. excellent work with colors and lines
    http://krikis.aminus3.com

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  13. Color´s explosion. Beautiful.
    Greetings.
    Agustín.

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  14. What a fabulous abstract this makes by isolating it within the frame. Brilliant!

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  15. Riotous color is the perfect description! Love the lines in this shot.

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  16. Dang this is so cool--love this riotous shot Doug!

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  17. What a strange pattern for this building! A colorful way of living! Great shot!
    Have a nice day.

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  18. Muy buena fotografía, Doug!!!...he disfrutado viendo tus últimos trabajos.

    Un abrazo!!! ;)

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  19. Wow again. Altough as I remember I've just wrote it to your another post :) I like your works with strong colours. Great point of point of view.
    Congratulations!

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  20. woah.. i got dizzy looking at this.. now that's cool! :D excellent capture as well..

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