The Bowl On The Cobblestones – Stone Street

Sometimes the purpose of a title is to guide viewers to something they might have overlooked.

This is, I think, my third image of Stone Street — actually the fourth if you count one of a street that leads to Stone Street, in which Stone Street is clearly visible.

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  1. I love how wide this shot is…from the tops of buildings all the way down to the cobblestone and that bowl (thanks for pointing it out)…just a vast picture.

  2. Great angle on this one Mark! Well done!

  3. Great detail. The yellow windows make this image. Is that a dog bowl in the middle of the street? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I think this is an amazing image! Tons of textures and details to absorb, and that bowl is just the cat’s pajamas. Great capture.
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  5. I really like this Mark. Lots of opposing colors and textures. Love the lines as well.

  6. Thanks for the comments, all. To respond, directly or indirectly to some points raised and questions asked:

    – I don’t know what the bowl is for. During business hours, the restaurants on this street serve both indoors and outdoors in what looks like a street fair. The bowl could be a hard plastic type used for the outdoor service that is somewhere between take-out and sit-down. Also, there was somebody cleaning the street while I photographed (I managed to keep him out of the finished image) and I don’t know if he put the bowl there for some purpose or just had not gotten around to cleaning it up yet.

    – Regarding the composition. I considered getting close-up on the bowl but decided to take a chance instead on this super wide/vertical shot. I think it works because, as long as you do notice the bowl (hence the title), it manages, despite its tiny size, to act as a focal point and counterweight to the enormous scale of the streetscape behind it.

  7. Such a cool find! And I just LOVE your perspective, especially that it stretches to the sky. What lens did you use, if you don’t mind me asking?

  8. Preeti
    I used the Nikon 14-24mm f/28 lens, set at the super-wide 14mm. By the way, if you look at the tags at the bottom of every post, you will see that they usually include tags that identify the lens, the camera, the film where applicable, and the software, including sometimes specific plugin filters used in processing (not including basics like Photoshop or Aperture that I use on almost everything). I think there’s some bad design here on my part because nobody ever seems to notice them, but I don’t know how to fix that without calling more attention to the post tags than I think is warranted. I should probably put up a Gear page where I point that out.

  9. Ahh, got it, thanks! Yeah, I missed those tags at the bottom, though I did see the categories at the top under the title.
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  10. This is such a beautiful image! And the detail is just amazing! I feel like I could stare it for ages theres so much to take in! Well done you.
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  11. I figured you would put a nosegay in the bowl and highlight it. Well, that wouldn’t be very realistic, would it?

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  12. Great picture, love the angle and post-processing!
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