Friday, September 02, 2011

Photohunters: Wrong

When I took the shot below of the one way street in Moore Square (downtown Raleigh, NC) I was facing in the wrong direction to drive.
Since I was walking on the street below in downtown Raleigh it didn't matter that I was going in the wrong direction but if I were driving it would have been dangerous, as well as illegal.
Although I was facing in the correct direction in the next shot, it would have been wrong to knock down the barricade and go straight. The only correct choice was to turn right (if I'd been driving) on the one way street.
The next shot is the last photo of downtown Raleigh's one way streets and the only correct choice when driving is to turn right on the one way street. Any other choice would be the wrong one.
The rest of the shots were taken in downtown Durham, NC on that city's one way streets and I was shooting from a car at stop lights.
Some people might argue that it's wrong to ever take a photo while driving which I agree with but I only do so at stop lights.
However, if any of these shots were facing in the wrong direction it would have been terrible since I was driving on one way streets.
In the shot above turning right at the intersection after the visible stop light would be wrong because you can tell from the arrows that the street in question is one way going to the left. Whenever I see an empty one way street like the one below that has two lanes it seems like it would be nice if it were a two way street but I know during rush hour this street is busy. In general I find one way streets confusing and wish it wasn't always wrong to go in a certain direction on those street.
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MaR said...

That was a nice tour of "wrongs"! I never have time at red lights to take pictures!!

I like one way streets, because you only have watch one direction...
Happy weekend!


Sue said...

Great collection of "wrong" pics :)

Happy photo hunting and happy weekend!

LifeRamblings said...

Those buildings are lovely and each architecture is wonderful.

Liz said...

I love your take on WRONG. Beautiful photos.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

jams o donnell said...

Ah you have proved that many wrongs can make a right... or an ideal photohunt entry!

Anonymous said...

You did fabulously with this theme. I thought it was easy and difficult at the same time.

Have a lovely long weekend.

ancient one said...

I don't like one way streets, either.

YTSL said...

Oh the places you can go if you walk rather than drive... ;b

Annie said...

It's fun looking at these familiar places through your eyes. The one-way streets of Durham and Raleigh drive me crazy! Just recently, I saw someone driving the wrong way down Duke Street (glad it's wasn't me). Have a great Labor Day weekend!

bing said...

amazing. those are very clear photos. my hands would not go steady when in such situations. but then again, i don't drive.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your wrong" photo essay turned out quite right! That was fun.