Vanishing Point

Unmapped photos are not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps

Comments (17)

Sue Allen on September 1, 2008

Very interesting effect! Do you know, despite it being many years since I left off working for London Brick Factory Ltd, I couldn't help but see if I recognised the brick pattern, but it either wasn't one of ours, or it is after my time. Old habits die hard, don't they?

I would have had to chuckle seeing you take this. Presumably your nose was just about ground into the wall. .... hee he ehee. Mind you, I threw myself flat on my stomach to take some photos of some finches at home earlier on today, but to no avail. My disguise as a garden gnome wasn't going to fool them in a hurry. It did however alert me to the fact that the ground stunk of bird poo, so i ended up moving the feeding area away from the house. I now have lots of miffed lorikeets looking at the ground through one eye to see where the seed has moved to. silly old birds!(I did show them, by walking and rattling the seed around. )

Waffle waffle. Bane of my life, so sorry, kind regards to you, skida! Sue

skida on September 1, 2008

By coincidence a seagull sh... er.... pooed on me today!

I believe these houses were built around the early/mid eighties, so maybe it was after left for Oz.

The comedian Mike Harding made me laugh when he described the spiders and other nasties in Australia.

"The Funnel Web Spider's bite can kill you in seconds. For years they thought their was a horrible monster in the outback called a Ferrrr, because someone would run into the house shouting: I've been bitten by a Fu....... , before collapsing."

"The Red Back Spider gives you nasty, very painful bites and where does it hide? Under toilet seats! I went out to my friends dunny and woke up in hospital, screaming in agony! I looked under the blanket for the source of the pain and thought: I wonder if they can take away the pain and leave the swelling?"

It made me laugh!

Sue Allen on September 1, 2008

Oh, very very funneeeeeeey, Ha ha ha ha HA! I must remember that to tell to my mum over there,(and anyone else I come across before I forget it as I'm terrible at remembering jokes. )The only one I can ever remember is......'did you hear about the bloke with no arms and legs who swam the channel?.......he was a right clever dick! It has the best effect if it's casually dropped into the conversation though, but I can't really do that here, can I? :D

Guess what? In the park in Gympie, hundreds of lorikeets all congregate in the trees just on dusk....anyhow, before I knew any better, we had tea in town once and were sitting happily eating our fish and chips, when I was (very stupid) puzzled as to why my chip tasted of honey......yep, you guessed it - lorikeet poo fair and square on my chip and I ate and swallowed the blooming thing! Choke!

Cheers again, Skida, Have a great week, Sue

Liviu Chirilă on September 6, 2008

Very interesting perspective! Like this shot! Greetings, Liviu

skida on September 6, 2008

Many thanks Liviu. On the photographic trip the rain started and it got very dull, so I was desparate for ideas.

skida on September 9, 2008

Many thanks Billy. I just wish the light had allowed a slightly smaller aperture. ;)

Nawitka on September 24, 2008

Wow, I love this shot! And your bricks are so much more interesting than ours. I've never seen this lovely wavy pattern before.

skida on September 24, 2008

Some of the "rustic" patterns are quite nice, but they are making bricks in all sorts of colours now and some of the new housing estates look like they are filled with doll's houses.

This estate dates from the mid-seventies, probably before the rot set in.

Thanks for visiting Nawitka.

diego_cue on October 8, 2008

nice picture and original row skida! best regards!

skida on October 8, 2008

Many thanks for visiting and for your kind comment, diego_cue

Marilyn Whiteley on October 9, 2008

I can almost feel the roughness of the bricks, and the perspective is certainly eye-catching--and eye-holding!! Cheers, Marilyn

skida on October 10, 2008

Thanks Marilyn. I was struglling for an entry to the NPC before I remembered this one.

BWS's ghost on October 13, 2008

hi skida! thanks for supporting my vote format in the NPC this month. i see you "covered all the bases" (as they say in baseball) with your vote format :)

i had voted for your brick wall shot but decided to simply drop the highest # off my vote when i lost my petition for our "by the rules" 8 votes this month :(

cheers anyway and good luck! brian

skida on October 13, 2008

Hi Brian! Welcome back! Funnily enough, your seating shot lost out for the same reason!

I did support your vote number format and I like the way we have been doing it recently 'cos it makes it easier to see who is raking in the votes, hence I used both options.

BWS's ghost on October 13, 2008

i was afraid of that :) all the entries on the last page are at a disadvantage. try to enter sooner next month!

only problem with names is as you say: it's too easy to see who's getting lots of votes and i think it can often influence easily-swayed voters to re-consider after they have already decided based on their own criteria.

after viewing all the gripes in the comments thread about sock puppets, straw voters, multiple entries by 1 person, the "hungarian factor" and other friends only voting for friends, i am seriously considering starting an "anonymous NPC" splinter group... details to follow, if i ever get around to it.

cheers, brian

Eva Kaprinay on October 21, 2008

Congratulate, you entered a superb picture for the kompetitivitáson. I like the rows very much, you provided a joy to me with this in this manner! I congratulate on you with a friendship: Éva

skida on October 21, 2008

Many thanks Eva. I have enjoyed viewing all your high quality competition entries.

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

This photo is currently not mapped.

Suggest location

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 31, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by skida
    • Taken on 2008/08/31 16:13:42
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 10.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash