Angelina's Lament

After you’ve looked up and over, glanced inside and out, peered around and behind, when you have double counted, triple checked, reviewed your notes and even confirmed the color on your feet and you still can’t find them.


Please don’t worry…


Nothing is lost, misplaced or come undone. They have just found their place at the corner of obscurity and nowhere. A place where life is fluffy, warm and brightly lit at four in the morning, a place where there are no microphones, no video tapes, no shifty men standing around after dark in sunglasses and subdued ties.


A nirvana known and desired by renegade socks throughout the universe... A place where they can finally say to one another “Did I find you or you find me?”


A place called Adam’s Square Laundromat.



Posted for the Photo Story Group - Theme: Laundry



  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Cool, all i needed to compose this shot was a tripod, shorts and a pair of flip-flops. And my power point was a ham and cheese sandwich packed in the side of my camera bag.

    I like ham and cheese sandwiches.
  • Nicole Raisin Stern 10y

    ha-ha, good sock story!
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Thanks Tortuga, yeah if you hang around long enough in this parking lot you will eventually see a pirate come in looking for a decent sock.
  • Pauline Brock 10y

    It looks so... clean...
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Thanks Pauline.
  • synecdoche PRO 10y

    OK: parallel verticle lines which create interest and tension against the converging horizontal lines, a power point is grounded in the "laundry" sign, great use of negative space to create a frame within a frame, and beautiful symmetry.

    *blink, blink* Yeah, the negative space creates a kind of depth effect, making the laundromat look kind of... well, I want to say 3D, but that doesn't sound right. It kinda tricks the eye, looks like a solid square-ish thing rather than the flat front of something.

    Beth, I think I need to take your class...
  • aileene 10y

    Here,there is one(laundry) only...and it is opened from few months:-)
    Great shot;-)
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    ONE Laundromat Marina? This is not good. :(
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Thanks Syndie... the building itself is on a slight slope.

    Nice to see ya back.

  • -= Hobo =- 10y

    It's a wonderful shot
  • Pauline Brock 10y

    I think that in any genre of art, *rules* should be viewed as optional tools, not ends in themselves.

    (Yeah I know, nobody asked me.)
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Not just in art but life in general. Hell, I have broken more than my share of rules over the years and still have a few more to break.. but most I use as a flashlight in a big old dark, dank and dusty cave.
  • daniel suarez 10y

    very good picture... I enjoy seeing images like that...
  • Alvin Valles PRO 10y

    Thanks Daniel, I really do like night photography and should get out and do more of it. Thanks again.
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