golden imperialism

The golden arches against the background of the blue sky - a statement of a new kind of sun perhaps?


Or is it just global imperialism at its most disgusting - either way I love the way this worked.


Cropped a touch but not much, shot it in the drive thru believe it or not with the 300mm lens - boosted contrast a touch to bring the blue up a little but thats much as it came out - the harsh light works.


Whats your feelings? Thoughts? Suggestions? Criticism. Hit me


Note please : Any scores without comment wll be deleted. Thanks

  • Justin Braithwaite 9y

    I like the idea and the composition of this shot. The lighting is a little weird, the left parts of the arches are great but the rights looks dirty (because of a weird shadow). The sky is also a little plain.

    Score 7/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • PRO 9y

    Weird shadow? Thats where the sun is. And it looks dirty because they will be, its next to a main road. The sky is plain i agree, thats why its here.

    The lighting is sunlight, pure and simple
  • Webgrrl.Biz PRO 9y

    crisp blue agains the partial signage :)
    Score 6/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • Prasad Bapat 9y

    good composition
  • dj zoNk 9y

    Score 6/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Colonelbrocard PRO 9y

    Score 8/10 (from the Score

    Great !
    No future for capitalism ?
    that is what I feel when I look at this !
  • Canis Major (Steve) PRO 9y

    Vivid colours. You offer thoughts about imperialism in the description, but as a picture alone this is really no more (or less) than a graphic image. Maybe some sort of juxtapositioning with other images may have made a point in the image alone. (from the 1on1 group)
  • PRO 9y

    There is a very obvious juxtaposition here.

    Corporate Globalism presents it power via its brand, its imagery and its marketing yet in the end that means little to the reality of power in terms of nature.

    Look at the image, the logo looks so very bright, so modern yet its dirty, nature respects nothing man made and the blue of that sky is an example of how small our achievments really are. You can wash and scrub and paint and gloss all you want but nature just goes right on messing up the face of your edifices with its little spots of grime.

    The sky is nature - its been here billions of years, the manmade logo of an american death peddler means nothing in the face of that to me.
  • Boondock Studios PRO 9y

    "...american death peddler..."
    *falls down laughing*
  • PRO 9y

    Well death peddler is a bit tongue in cheek :)
  • Boondock Studios PRO 9y

    Oh good. :)
  • Bright Vibes 9y

    I love the way the colors turned out.
  • Art Crimes PRO 9y

    Having read the fantastic " Fast Food Nation " book, I now see this symbol in such a different and unriendly way ! It is a bold image, I always enjoy lettering as a focus for photos. It is sad that we all know exactly where this section comes from. 7/10 Ratings group.
  • Kiwitui 9y

    Good light and colour capture of a rotten symbol. Rated a _7/10 at the Ratings group.
  • Matt Reeve Photography 9y

    I like how you took an everyday icon and made it more interesting to look at.

    Rated a 7/10 at the Ratings group.
  • Plastic Jesus PRO 9y

    "I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed,
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
    Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away." - Shelley 1818.
    Sorry if it seems pretentious to quote poetry, but it's what came immediately to mind when I saw this. Fantastic image :)
  • PRO 9y

    I had not though of that yet Shelley fits with this image in a way doesn't it.. empires we build today are but sand toomorrow.
  • Sugarpirates PRO 9y

    Man, this is pretty good.
  • Participant 9y

    Great photo! Come join the AMERICA GENERICA group!
  • Dave Smith PRO 7y

    Funny and true.
12 faves
Taken on February 18, 2006
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 300.0 mm
  • 1/1600
  • 400
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 26 groups
This photo is in 3 albums

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context