Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Digital Art - 2/18/15: "Golden Slide"

The Digital Art meme hosted by Natures Footstep memes now includes what was formerly the Abstract Photo meme.

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There used to be a large "Play Castle" at a local park. It included all kinds of bridges, slides, and climbing apparatus.

One day, after taking a walk in the park, when it was rather cold and close to sunset, no children were using the equipment. So, I climbed to the top of several spiral slides and took photos, looking down. The slides were made of metal, probably aluminum. The sun was low in the sky and there was just a hint of reflection from the orange sky in parts of the photo.

I like taking photos of playground equipment.  However, these days I'm reluctant to take photos when youngsters are playing.  I don't want anyone to think I'm stalking their children.

This equipment is now gone, replaced by a new playground. The new equipment is more colorful, and probably won't result in splinters, but I think the old structure looked like more fun.

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"Golden Slide"
For this image, I added color and textures.
original photo:
spiral slide, looking down from above
"Play Castle"
gone, but not forgotten
"Play Castle"

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marsha said...

I love your abstract slide photo...and the original photo is lovely too.

Annemor said...

Suuch slides are removed here, Due to "childrens safety" But some oft them gave wonderful motives. Like this :)
Have a nice day.

Annemor said...

I thought I' been here earlier.
I do like your playground :)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Golden fun♪

Andrea Priebe said...

These are great and I am equally impressed that you climbed to the top of the slide for these pictures. I love the gold and the bokeh effect on the slide. The playground looks wonderful ... so sad it had to be replaced. We have some like that around here and they are still using them. I haven't heard any complaints about splinters. Beautiful job, CJ, as always.

Andrea @ From The Sol

NatureFootstep said...

so sad teh castle is goen. But it was probably wornout? Love the slide images.

Felicia said...

very nice.

Villrose said...

Oh! I used to love such slides.

Ida said...

You really turned the slide into something very artistic. I like it very much.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The play castle is such a magical design.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that the old equipment looked like way more fun but kids do like bright colours so the new stuff will live on in their memories when they get older. :))

How clever of you to climb up to the top to take the photo of the slide!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful contribution.