Monday, November 16, 2009

Trick of the Light

Add a little neon to a dark night and suddenly a perfectly ordinary parking garage becomes a potential film noir setting. Which reminds me of a great quote....

"I didn't know they were doing film noir," Marie Windsor once said. "I thought they were doing detective stories with low lighting."

9 comments:

Virginia said...

Great quote and a fine night shot again!! How do you do this?? Amazing shots I would have missed.
V

Judy Williams said...

Love the quote! I like how the neon blue is creating color on the bricks. Great use of complimentary colors.

Noir (low key) is one of my favorite photography styles. I use it in my own work and on some monitors, people don't see it and say "too dark." In my opinion, there is no such thing as too dark.

altadenahiker said...

Cue the sax.

Yakpate said...

Amazing that a shot with these intense colors would evoke the black and white spirit of film noir... but it does. Great shot, LA.

dbdubya said...

I really like this sign. It was a nice addition to the Mission Meridian Village. You've posted a wonderful photo with the reflection on the wall and the dark sky behind.

Petrea said...

Great shot, Laurie.

TheChieftess said...

Love the shot...and yes, it's very film noir!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Natalie DeJohn said...

I love your ability to find potential in the ordinary.