Brick, brick, brick alley

Posted on 11 Apr ’14 by Earl Moore

©Meandering Passage - Earl Moore Photography
Brick, brick, brick alley — Washington, North Carolina


noun he disappeared down an alley on his motorbike:

PASSAGE, passageway, alleyway, back alley, back lane, laneway, backstreet, lane, path, pathway, walk, allée; Chinese hutong.

Note:  You may notice posts such as this posted under the category of “WordPlay.” These are posts where the dictionary definition(s)/ thesaurus synonyms of the photo’s descriptive title/caption word(s) leads back to the name words of this blog: “Meandering” and/or  “Passage.”  A previous “WordPlay” category post example is “zigzag.”  A little mental game to keep the wheels turning in my mind, both while shooting and in posting. 

What Others Are Saying

  1. Cedric Canard 11 Apr ’14 at 5:23 pm

    I very much like what you’re doing with these “wordplay” posts.
    Cedric Canard recently posted… I would leave some souvenir

    • Earl 14 Apr ’14 at 11:07 am

      Thanks, Cedric. Simply a little play time.

  2. ken bello 11 Apr ’14 at 11:03 pm

    When I first saw this photo I thought it was taken on the RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) campus. It was known as “brick city” but I think they are trying to downplay that term now.
    ken bello recently posted… 4 10 14

    • Earl 14 Apr ’14 at 11:12 am

      With our red clay rich soil, brick has been a very common building material in these parts. We sometimes laugh about it being the elephant graveyard of brick ranch homes. :-)

  3. Mark 12 Apr ’14 at 7:24 am

    Neat exercise Earl. Who would have thought you can now relate “Chinese hutong” back to the name of your blog?! This shot would also make a cool abstract of 3 triangles if cropped about 50% down just where the light hits the path at the far end.
    Mark recently posted… Visual Exercise and Sniff Stops

    • Earl 14 Apr ’14 at 11:14 am

      Heck, before this post who’d even heard of “Chinese hutong?” :-)

      Mark, I hadn’t seen that crop you mentioned but yeah, it’d work!


  4. Monte Stevens 13 Apr ’14 at 7:45 pm

    I did some portraits this weekend, before the snow, and used some back alleys for background. Plus we find less hard light and shadows in those alleys. DIdn’t see any motorbikes though.
    Monte Stevens recently posted… A Ramble on Technology

    • Earl 14 Apr ’14 at 11:15 am

      Monte, what, no motorbikes in your alleys? They must not have been “official” alleys! ;-)

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