Perfect Shortening

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 7 January 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This old advertising "bill board" was painted on the side of Pittman's store. While it looked fine with white paint, natural brick and green grass, I decided to try to draw out the contrast a bit in black and white.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 400 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur ce mur et cette inscription sueprbe
Belle journée

7 Jan 2019 5:26am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It's a good idea to have chosen black and white given the age of this building. It's perfect

7 Jan 2019 6:06am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty cool fassade well captured.

7 Jan 2019 7:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed, b&w was the way to go here . . I even thought that was snow beyond !

7 Jan 2019 7:56am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely depicted !!

7 Jan 2019 9:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The drift is melting :) Nice to see advertising from a more honest and direct era

7 Jan 2019 11:16am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

It is drifting away....great subject !

7 Jan 2019 11:32am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Well pictured in zw-white

7 Jan 2019 11:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image..I love that name SNOWDRIFT !!!

7 Jan 2019 11:54am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Really short! :-)
Happy New year!

7 Jan 2019 1:04pm

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

I don't miss the colors, very nice in b/w.

7 Jan 2019 1:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition

7 Jan 2019 5:12pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

7 Jan 2019 7:35pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

nice capture

the only thing i ever find on the side of our buildings is Coca-Cola

7 Jan 2019 8:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great choice to go B&W to bring out the strong contrast! Beautiful textures as well.

8 Jan 2019 12:52am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I love these old buildings that have the advertising painted on the brick. You don't see many anymore. This is fabulous!

8 Jan 2019 2:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

8 Jan 2019 7:36pm