Friday, October 10, 2008

Purple Rain?

Not sure this is what Prince had in mind when he wrote Purple Rain, but there's not an umbrella in sight here. These balls are part of an advertisement for Komercijalna Banka, a Serbian bank founded in 1970, with 251 branches all over the country. These purple and white spheres are actually large stickers on the bank's window, and what you see behind the balls is actually a reflection of part of Belgrade's recent annual Flower and Plant Show.

17 comments:

Hope said...

This is such a cool photo! Great!

Virginia said...

Oh BIbi,THis is a great trick shot. Fooled me for sure.

Louis la Vache said...

Great capture, Bibi! You fooled "Louis," too!

(Editor to "Louis:" Easily done

"Louis" to Editor: Once again, I invite you to take a long walk on a short plank over a shark tank... )

kouji | haiku said...

that's a great picture. :) striking.

Kris said...

Nifty shot, it actually looks like they've been added in post-photograph, but looking at your explanation I can see how it has been achieved. It is an optical illusion of a sort.

Chuck Pefley said...

hmmm... looks like I need lessons in map reading. Belgrade is such a confusing city it seems too easy to lose ones way. Must have been the reflection in the window that turned me in the wrong direction :)

My apologies, Pat. I do know the difference when it comes to pedigrees. A dog isn't just a dog :)

Bibi said...

No problem, Chuck. Woof. We're all out to get you acquainted with Belgrade!

chennaidailyfoto said...

colourful & cheerful ...

Ram

Webradio said...

Hello Bibi ,

Who sang "Purple Rain" Not only Prince...

Neverpind, your photo is very cute, like Your explain...
Nice W.E Bibi !

Bibi said...

Prince wrote it, but others have for sure sung it. And then there was Purple Haze...

Therese said...

Great capture Bibi!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

Looks like there's been some confusion due to our doggie user-photos!

Those stickers in the window do make a really neat effect!

Marie Reed said...

Woooooooooow cool shot! Who knew that taking a picture of stickers would turn out so nifty!

marley said...

I thought you'd been playing with photoshop! This is a great photo. Good trick of the eye :)

soulbrush said...

my kids used to walk round the house singing purple rain.... this is marvellous, is this your skywatch friday shot too?

Lily Hydrangea said...

this totally fooled me! great photo. I love the color purple too.

babooshka said...

I want a big one. I just love purple and that swoosh of white is wonderful.