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On The Grid

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Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 9 May 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A tour at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The light and lighting in the building all conspired to make this interesting effect. I was on my way to see my son play in his jazz band for his school, but I had to stop and take a picture.

NIKON D3000 1/6 second F/5.6 ISO 100 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 May 2011 5:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a curious effect this becomes . . the structure looks to have 'claimed' those people as its own !

9 May 2011 5:34am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is excellent.

9 May 2011 5:46am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States


9 May 2011 5:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

"The Matrix has you"

9 May 2011 6:05am

k@ from Paris, France

Shapes & geometry, squares & humans, all in blue, that's Jazz, absolutely !

9 May 2011 6:22am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Karine nails it. . . and that's Jazz!

9 May 2011 7:06am

marci from in, Morocco

yes, such a curious effect! this is really fantastic - thanks for stopping to share it!

9 May 2011 7:08am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Simply awesome this shot !!!!!! 5 *. Nice day.

9 May 2011 7:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good! Fantastic shot and color!

9 May 2011 7:13am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best shot !

9 May 2011 8:12am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Amazing, brilliant capture

9 May 2011 8:18am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

great shot

9 May 2011 8:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You certainly did. A lovely interplay of light, colour, human and abstract

9 May 2011 8:56am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Rhapsody in blue .........superb shot !

9 May 2011 9:20am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Interesting capture...I like it very much!

9 May 2011 9:59am

Evelyne Dubos from France

Great capture, like a lot !!

9 May 2011 10:09am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice betty, beautiful composition

9 May 2011 10:14am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great study in shapes, lines, and color.

9 May 2011 10:58am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh this is VERY cool Bettina! The :"wafffled" sqaures on the windows do remind me of grid pieces and the presence of people there really adds a dynamic..the color is really cool too....but I would have gioven all of that up to go hear your son play...I am sure that it was great!

9 May 2011 11:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen and fantastic shot! You seem to have the most amazing knack for finding these shots while you are driving around. A brilliant title as well - yes we are all on the grid - all the time!

9 May 2011 12:13pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Bettina! A wonderfully vibrant and unique composition! ;-)

9 May 2011 12:22pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe effet, tu as numérisé ces individus.

9 May 2011 1:17pm

Florence from Paris, France

Eye-catching blue, almost florescent ! Graphic !

9 May 2011 1:30pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

This looks like the cover of a Kraftwerk album

9 May 2011 1:33pm

@Zorilla: I felt like I was in a Kraftwerk album.

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique ce bleu !

9 May 2011 1:37pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Excellent !

9 May 2011 2:13pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Iinteresting effect in blue, well seen and photographed

9 May 2011 2:18pm

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

Lovely and Mysterious !

9 May 2011 2:45pm

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

May be it could be better if you were exactly in front of the window.. But the blue color is awesome and shadows in the background are very suggestive.

9 May 2011 2:46pm

@Christian Devoise: Thanks, Christian. I tried that but I lost the diagonal lines on the left in the top left frame and I preferred this.

Don from spokane, United States

This is an impressive pattern shot. Wonderful and very deep colors.

9 May 2011 2:51pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition in blues-jazz!:) Beautiful geometry and "reflection"!

9 May 2011 3:06pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful effect ! Beautiful picture !

9 May 2011 3:20pm

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

I agree! :)

9 May 2011 3:42pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very artistic! I like how you used the light to create this colored effect. Neat!

9 May 2011 3:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very graphic and stunningly effective! this should be a color spotlight!

9 May 2011 4:19pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Superb effect,
Certainely a jazz of the XXIth century...

9 May 2011 4:24pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

now, that is blue! great find and shot

9 May 2011 4:40pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Spotted mrs, well spotted.

9 May 2011 4:57pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

superschoenes blau. i am glad you stopped on your way and took thais shot. interesting pattern, texture and gorgeous color. kind of abstract with a human touch. great to have you back two days in a row :-) welcome back, dear.

9 May 2011 5:48pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is fantastic, i like the colors so much!!

9 May 2011 5:51pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice blue world

9 May 2011 6:42pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A very interesting picture in shades of blue ... Bettina magnificent ... Best regards, Adela

9 May 2011 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very creative

9 May 2011 9:56pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A fabulous effect, yes you definitely had to stop and take this photo Bettina it is fabulous.

9 May 2011 11:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is cool! It almost looks like a silk screen image.

9 May 2011 11:40pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fabulous shot - well worth taking the time to shoot this. If it was green, it would have strong feel of The Matrix.

10 May 2011 12:54am

@Jason Politte: Right, the green matrix. That's how it felt.

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Matrix revisited ! excellent capture!

10 May 2011 2:18am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is a clever fabulous composition! 5*****!

10 May 2011 2:25am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

A great science fiction mood captured. Good eye!!

10 May 2011 2:26am

STEED from D, France

Miles Davis............

10 May 2011 5:54am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Excellent :)

10 May 2011 7:04am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what a fantanstic scene you've spotted and composed!!! The colors, patterns, silhouettes... how intriguing and compelling! Love this very very much Bettina!:-)

10 May 2011 7:33am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful. Lovely blue matrix. Wonderful colours and light. Love it. :)
I have corrected the spelling as I was reading your comment. You are so kind, Bettina. Thanks :)

10 May 2011 12:32pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

An exciting color mix, with human sillhouettes. Super cool. And very unusual.

10 May 2011 3:12pm

JCJ from Troyes, France


10 May 2011 4:39pm

Mike Baker from los angeles, United States

Nice one, looks cinematic.

11 May 2011 2:04am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

What a terrific pic, this is a money-shot if ever I saw one, send it to Mr Getty?

11 May 2011 6:23am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Ah! I would be arrested too! Sure! Bravo Bettina, for the look and rendering!

11 May 2011 2:42pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

It creates a nice effect! Fantastic blue result!
Have a nice day.

19 May 2011 5:14pm

1/6 second
ISO 100
82 mm (35mm equiv.)