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Adele Oliver

Community Manager , Vancouver, BC

The Steam Locomotive

Where reality and make-belief meet ...

Mural Art in Vancouver - here a real trompe l'oeil that fools the eye into believing the scene is real .... the backs of a row of low shops on Grandview Highway - incorporating an old railline.

Comments 28

  • Silvana W. 02/26/2012 12:18

    TOP****.Reality and fantasy you join .¡¡¡.. I would hit with the locomotive ¡¡ :-))
  • Canan Oner 02/25/2012 20:15

    This one is stunning Adele..Looks so real !!!!
    Perfect shot..
  • s. sabine krause 02/25/2012 15:49

    : ))))))))) i'm smiling because i did mistake it for a "real train", when i saw it in the thumb, thinking you'd changed your subject and started a new series! glad to discover you'r still "into" murals! ; )) and what a great one this is!!! your composition with iron fence running through the shot and the steely car racing (or so it seems ; )) the steam engine makes it stand out and shine! hugs, sabine.
  • Sally Dunn 02/25/2012 11:19

    Blimey that's amazing!!! From the thumbnail I thought it actually was a locomotive producing clouds of steam! It works because of the real railway line in the forefront and whoever painted the steam did a FABULOUS job, it is such a great picture.
  • Andrea Sagawe 02/25/2012 10:22

    wow...this looks fantastic. Must have been a true master of his art who painted this so amazingly realistic in the wall.


  • Pierre LAVILLE 02/25/2012 9:58

  • JOKIST 02/25/2012 0:13

    Absolute Klasse !!!!!!!!!

    LG Ingrid und Hans
  • Lawson McCulloch 02/24/2012 21:20

    There is a great feeling of reality in this fine shot.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Leeb Monika 02/24/2012 21:14

    Wow, toll! Würde mich interessieren, wie es durch den Zaun durchfotografiert aussieht, vielleicht verliert es sogar an Wirkung, aber neugierig wär ich trotzdem ;-)
    LG monika
  • Ilidio Fernandes 02/24/2012 20:52

    Excellent , great work.
  • Perry Blevins 02/24/2012 20:31

    Fantastic, it had me fooled.
  • lolita cecilia 02/24/2012 20:19

    Una imagen fantástica...
    Muy buen encuadre...
    Un abrazo
  • Ernst Heister 02/24/2012 19:47

    Da kommt man fast schon in's Grübeln ob das Auto nun echt ist oder nicht!
    Liebe Grüße, Ernst
  • adriana lissandrini 02/24/2012 19:33

    beautiful composition, fantastic murals that too ..... interesting series
  • Vitória Castelo Santos 02/24/2012 19:20

    Amazing work Adele.!!
    Nice WE
  • Rainer Golembiewski 02/24/2012 17:46

    wunderbare Wandmalereien - klasse fotografiert - das sind ja wahre Meister die Sprayer!
  • willy ombret 02/24/2012 17:24

    très beau shoot
    belle photo
    willy ombret
  • JValentina 02/24/2012 15:29

    ¡¡¡Maravillosa toma!! que buen graffiti..te ha quedado precioso
    una brazo
  • Conny11 02/24/2012 15:15

    Richtig klasse sieht das aus, gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Eine tolle Arbeit ist das...manche verstehen ihr Handwerk.
    LG Conny
  • Claudio Micheli 02/24/2012 13:35

    ...che bella!
  • ARTURO MEDINA 02/24/2012 11:03

    Adele Muy buena imagen
    Un saludo
  • aline64 02/24/2012 10:42

    un shoot impressionnant de ce tag mural !!!
  • Angelika El. 02/24/2012 10:40

    Oh, ist wohl wieder auf dem gleichen Gelände!!!
    Auch wieder eine tolle Aufnahme und eine sehr künstlerische Arbeit, die Du hier zeigst!


  • Mark Billiau. 02/24/2012 10:29

    It must have been a great artist that made this mural !
    Beautiful !!!

  • Ruth Hutsteiner 02/24/2012 8:55

    That looks mighty good.
    Here you can combine reality and illusion very well.The two old steam locomotives dash out mighty. One would think they make a race ... The larger has almost reached the (real) rails and is to the final sprint to the finish.


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Camera Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens Unknown 6-72mm
Aperture 4
Exposure time 1/500
Focus length 8.6 mm
ISO 100