cattywampus . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 9 May 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Cattywampus: An appropriate word for the way this building distorts the reflections that appear on its facade.
It means: "In disarray or disorder; askew ." :-)

Thanks to Christine for the suggestion to post a reflection image in black and white. :-)

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NIKON D90 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 500 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Well, I've learnt something new today, and I've seen a lovely shot

9 May 2011 5:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I see your word can be traced back to the 1830's . . . and what a wonderful fracturflection you have found to go with it !

9 May 2011 5:53am

marci from in, Morocco

hmm, I like the b&w, but I think I'm preferring the color shots - easier to see the patterns of skewness (or catywampicity?!?)

9 May 2011 6:12am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

You try a B/W on this shot and it's a real succes !! Phil

9 May 2011 6:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great reflections and good b/w!

9 May 2011 6:59am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Works perfectly in b & w, great reflections Dulcie

9 May 2011 7:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Works beautifully in mono, love the trembling lines like a mirage.

9 May 2011 7:15am

Kala from United States

Very interesting reflections. And I had never heard of that word before!

9 May 2011 7:47am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A beautiful grapic photo ! Superb !

9 May 2011 9:03am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

architecture and B&W are the way to go

9 May 2011 9:31am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wow, impresionante, wonderful

9 May 2011 10:16am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Hadn't heard that word since I was a kid, maybe the Okies took that word with them when the trekked west to the Promised Land?

9 May 2011 11:23am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful title for this beautiful capture Dulcie! ;-)

9 May 2011 11:34am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great reflection . Looks super in BW . Like a great abstract !

9 May 2011 11:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific word - and a great way to describe this! Lovely reflection in b&w.

9 May 2011 12:46pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I like the B&W, and I have just learned a new word :)

9 May 2011 12:49pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous! I really love it in b/w!

9 May 2011 1:56pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A bit of Gaudi, Esscher and Dulcie and here's a work of art!! Superb work:-)

9 May 2011 1:59pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Superb reflection !

9 May 2011 3:40pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Cool in B&W, i like the title too :-)

9 May 2011 5:43pm

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Love the distortion!

9 May 2011 7:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superbly graphic and utterly attractive! b&w is a good choice for this image!

9 May 2011 7:52pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

The angle, the crop, everything is perfect!

10 May 2011 4:16am

Phil Morris from Canada

Brings to mind an Escher painting - the lines are absolutely wonderful
and I love that the image seems to be disolving as I write this. Superb
contrast in this black and white.

10 May 2011 8:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture of this distortion. Excellent B&W shot :)

10 May 2011 11:24am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant reflections! Great b&w.

10 May 2011 4:21pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice abstract.

10 May 2011 8:26pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

just fab light and composition dulcie...this whole series of buildings is very strong...

12 May 2011 10:13am

wendy at the shore from United States

artful affects...I love reflections of life since that is all we really see anyway, isn't it?

17 May 2011 8:20pm

NIKON D90
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 500
105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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