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Hermanus break iv - Flower box stand

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 4 June 2009 in Art & Design.

We decided to take a drive up the coast on the Thursday morning, and on our way out of town we came to a corner full of different traffic warning signs. So I was concentrating on my driving for a change and must thank Jacqui for seeing this as we were turning the corner. We backtracked, found a place to park, and I went off to take a few photos.
The lady of the house came out to chat while I was taking the photos. She has five of these tricycles (all different in design) in her front garden and said to me that we should really see them in the summer. Apparently all the containers are just full of colour! Now, of course, most of the flowers are at an end.
Anyway, I loved the concept, and apart from anything else, just loved the seat on this one!

Canon EOS 40D 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 100 28 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Extremely creative :) Never thought I'll see a tricycle these days.

4 Jun 2009 7:01am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very original !! how are the other 4 ? I like the post treatment you gave

4 Jun 2009 7:02am

zOOm from Paris, France

Very funny and good idea for the sepia hint.

4 Jun 2009 7:30am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Love the vintage look :)

4 Jun 2009 8:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Bit of a shame to see the transport of the future mouldering away as a flower pot holder ;)
The trike
I like
Well spotted Jacqui

4 Jun 2009 9:59am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

the sepia does give it an old timey vintage look
would definitely like to see this scene in the summer with some bright flowers in it

did you get any shots from other angles? The front on view is good to set the scene but I imagine you can really get creative shooting this from different perspectives. (I know it's hard too when you are just out casually shooting and talking and don't always have time to cover all the angles but maybe if you are driving back through some time as well it would be worthwhile!)

4 Jun 2009 10:47am

@Jason Kravitz: Thanks for this, Jason - appreciated. I am planning on going back later in the year to get some shots when the flowers are in bloom and will see what I can do. And you are right about the opportunities for different perspectives - I must confess I didn't even think of it - duh! Watch this space.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

hehe -- this is great Rob!! :) i would love to see some of the others -- will you post? beautiful processing here too!

4 Jun 2009 10:59am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

What a great find Rob ! And the treatment you've applied really suits the subject.


4 Jun 2009 11:52am

willow from Chelsea, United States

How fun! I love yard art!

4 Jun 2009 12:49pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

lol this thing is too cool

4 Jun 2009 1:41pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

hahah - what a cool flower pot... you will have to take a drive back there in the summer and take apicture Rob, I'd love to see them alive with colour! :)

4 Jun 2009 2:23pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Original subject and beautiful treatment

4 Jun 2009 2:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very cool flower stand.

4 Jun 2009 4:06pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, well spotted. Like the processing.

4 Jun 2009 7:37pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

What a wonderful plant-stand the tricycle sculpture makes ! And your processing adds much to this, too.

4 Jun 2009 11:00pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

well spotted Jacqui and great shot Rob

6 Jun 2009 6:57am

Canon EOS 40D
1/30 second
ISO 100
28 mm