This is the third shot from our visit to the harbor. In Germany we recycle bottles and therefore you have large colletion points where they are stored, before they are cleaned, melted down and turned into new bottles. When we walked around this place, we noticed how neatly organized it was. Every piece of glass was sorted according to its color, i.e. green, and sometimes even the function it used to have, i.e. car window. If "that sounds very German" came to your mind, while reading this, you are certainly right ;-).
On a sidenote, we've had 1.7GB traffic last month which to us is freakin' unbelievable O_o
Very nice. I love the processing you've done on this one. The composition is also great, and desaturation with the blueish tone was a good thing to do. thukai @ 2006-May-1 11:57
I like how the tippler???s angle has allowed you to pile the layered detail up into the top corner and the color treatment is skillful, as always. I have a vague recollection of scenes like this on distant Friday nights . . AG @ 2006-May-1 12:43
Mein erster Gedanke war "Woah, muss ja 'ne geile Party gewesen sein!" ;) Der Bildaufbau in einzelne "Schichten"...das gefällt mir! stella polaris @ 2006-May-1 15:24
Thats a huge load of bottles and bandwidth :|
Maybe you could compress the jpegs down a bit?? or look at blocking the images from robots in the robots.txt file on the site??? JD @ 2006-May-1 16:10
I really like the mixture of textures in this shot, good work with the reflection too. Phil @ 2006-May-1 16:16
Thanks for the comments so far!
@JD: No worries 'bout the bandwidth, we've got lots of that :) It's just that we were surprised (and happy for that matter) to see the traffic jumping up so much from one month to the next.
Our filesize varies greatly from pic to pic, I always go for the quality that doesn't show to much artifacts at 200% magnification. Sebastian @ 2006-May-1 16:45
Superb. The tones work really well, as does the tilt, as does the framing... Ryan @ 2006-May-1 16:46
so many things to look at here, really love the tilted horizon, and the pattern of the bottles (and the one reflected in the water) the limited color palette really works here quite well. Congrats on the traffic, it's always exciting to see something like that... though it's no suprise, as you guys are doing excellent work!
a side note... would'nt it be facinating to know the story behind each of these bottles? I'm sure they would have a lot of tales of celebration (and maybe headaches) to tell. matthew @ 2006-May-1 17:41
Die Flaschen rollen weg....:D Klasse Arbeit mal wieder mit der Spiegelung....:) Jens @ 2006-May-1 19:05
Awesome. That's a pretty big pile. Simon- @ 2006-May-1 21:07
Tena koe ehoa ma
Its fanatastic that people traffic to your blog now. I remember leaner times of comments and critique for you in times past. Your photography is of an exceptional standard and its rewarding as an admirer of your photography that its getting the recognition I for one would expect.
I'm sure this is only a minute slice of the photography fraternity thats viewing your images at the moment and that will increase even more with time. ndiginiz @ 2006-May-1 22:37
what a scene.
something about it is so glorious & so sad at the same time... jenn see @ 2006-May-1 22:51
WOW!!!!!!!....I'm challenged by this photograph. This is really lovely. Jide Alakija @ 2006-May-2 01:22
Nice angle and subjects! this photo is amazing! izzy @ 2006-May-2 05:51
love the range of colors in here. beautiful angle perspective you have taken the photo!