Lines, lines and more lines

House on the intersection of Raymont and Grange Roads, The Grange, Brisbane.

This was taken through the windscreen of the car, as we waited at the lights. I like this house, just can't imagine living there (way too busy).

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 20th December 2006, This photo: 2:48pm

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  • .steve.t said:
    The screen should help.

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Having lived on a busy road for 18 months while we were building, I can attest that the screens don't actually help much at all. They're good for blocking light, but not particularly good with traffic noise.

    Much quieter out here in the bush :)
  • -spam- said:
    Yep, the screens do nothing to stop noise. I can say this after living 5 metres from the train line at oxley for 8 years.

    Great work with the lines on this one. the colours look really nice too.
  • Margot- said:
    Look at all those lines! Ear plugs are must I think.
  • picsbymac said:
    A great shot David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Sam. Having lived next to a train line as well at one stage (admittedly it was a coal train line), and I reckon traffic noise is worse in that it's constant and goes from 5am to midnight every day of the week.

    'tis an old shot (Dec last year) Margot, that I'd meant to upload and hadn't got around to it. Thanks :)

    Thanks to you too Melissa :)
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    great house though...

    i lived right right next to a train line in annerley in the 70's. one morning i remember clearly waking at 5am because there was a train strike and the first train did NOT go past...
  • David de Groot said:
    The Grange has quite a few really nice houses of this age or older, not all of them are in such crappy positions either.

    The brain is a funny thing for sure, Greg.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Well you get used to pretty much anything, depending on where you live. But still I'd not like to live at a busy intersection like that.
    The house is attractive though, and at first glance I thought you must have desaturated the photo a bit - the colours are quite pale.
  • David de Groot said:
    The effects of shooting through a car windscreen I suppose David. The colours were originally a little over saturated, due to the use of the "Clear" PictureStyle on the 400D (which makes most things look a bit like it was shot with Velvia 50, kinda), but the windscreen must have changed the properties slightly.
  • Gothic Toad said:
    Great! : )
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • looby88 said:
    nice blue !!
  • David de Groot said:
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Nice shot.
    I like it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ian :)