Monday, February 23, 2009

Market Street at Heathbrook


The horse is new, the stores are new, and hopes are high that this new outdoor shopping "mall" will become profitable. It's called Market Street at Heathbrook and has been under construction for many months. Some stores are operational, but many sit empty as you can see in the background. Unfortunately, this is probably not the economic climate in which to create a new shopping mall, no matter how fine a shopping experience it offers.

The photo is by Lois Anne. But I could not help playing with it a bit. The top photo is the result.

21 comments:

JM said...

You've done a nice work on the 1st shot!

cieldequimper said...

The first shot is simply stunning with those wonderful reflections!

m_m said...

Exactly, the first photo is absolutely amazing, colours and reflections make it simple great!

B Squared said...

A fine shot! I agree, not the time to open anything.

Vogon Poet said...

I had to read the caption to understand that the first photo was photoshopped: I was probably a bit silly but at a glimpse I saw a couple of twin horses reflected in water. Very good job!
And the original picture is great anyway, a bit sad perhaps... Good luck for the mall!

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Very vibrant shots...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very fun playing!!! :-D

Tanya said...

Wow, that first photo is amazing! Hope that new mall is a huge success!

Jarart said...

Beautiful shot and the reflection technique is perfect for this photo.

Lois said...

Nice job with these photos! Love the cemetery joke Jacob and yes cats are gods.

Coca Cutie said...

Ohhh!! I thought it was a perfect shot and reflection! :)
Beautiful!

Bohol Today said...

They are wonderful, magnificent shots! I do hope the stores will profit, looks like a very nice place. :)

max said...

nice picture, good weather and good thème!! very good!

Sherry Stewart said...

perfecto!!!!

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Baruch said...

Nice results with the first shot

Hilda said...

I love the result! Fantastic imaging skills you have — I thought the shopping center had a reflecting pond! Good luck to the owners and the shops.

Marie Reed said...

I'm over from Bibi:) Gosh I love photoshop! It's so addictive!

sixmats said...

Like others, I really like the symmetry of the first one.

Arnaud said...

Great job! love it

Tricia said...

I thought it was a reflection - it looks like water there! WoW!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson