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12/07/2009 12:15:11 AM · #1
If you will be in or near a city this week, creatively capture some urban decay!

I live near a ghetto, this should be good.
12/07/2009 12:19:04 AM · #2
Stupid winter. Might be hard.
12/07/2009 12:26:21 AM · #3
anyone want to share some example pics??
12/07/2009 12:30:07 AM · #4
current temperature: -21 degrees Celsius. Plus wind chill.

The decay might be out in this urban environment but I sure as hell won't be. Then again, the last time I went out shooting film was in weather just like this...
12/07/2009 12:32:41 AM · #5
Originally posted by LMA128:

anyone want to share some example pics??


Urban decay is when parts of the city become run down and undesirable to live in. It causes economic (money), social (people) and environmental (our surroundings) problems. Examples of urban decay are -
Slum housing - with outside toilets, overcrowding, no hot water or central heating
Many buildings have been poorly built and now have leaking roofs, draughty windows and crumbling stonework
Empty buildings are vandalised; gap sites where buildings have been knocked down turn into derelict land
As the factories and housing have been in the same areas air, noise and water pollution have been common

Ref: http://www.scalloway.org.uk/sett17.htm
12/07/2009 12:39:17 AM · #6
[Member Challenge]
Urban Decay · Advanced Editing
If you will be in or near a city this week, creatively .. [more] capture some urban decay!
6 days and 23 hours left · 1 entry received · Enter this challenge

What the? Already?
12/07/2009 01:09:49 AM · #7
Originally posted by LMA128:
anyone want to share some example pics??

Urban decay is when parts of the city become run down and undesirable to live in. It causes economic (money), social (people) and environmental (our surroundings) problems. Examples of urban decay are -
Slum housing - with outside toilets, overcrowding, no hot water or central heating
Many buildings have been poorly built and now have leaking roofs, draughty windows and crumbling stonework
Empty buildings are vandalised; gap sites where buildings have been knocked down turn into derelict land
As the factories and housing have been in the same areas air, noise and water pollution have been common

Ref: http://www.scalloway.org.uk/sett17.htm]


got it! thank youu :]

Message edited by author 2009-12-07 01:10:06.
12/07/2009 01:19:36 AM · #8
Originally posted by Jac:

[Member Challenge]
Urban Decay · Advanced Editing
If you will be in or near a city this week, creatively .. [more] capture some urban decay!
6 days and 23 hours left · 1 entry received · Enter this challenge

What the? Already?


probably 21.gif dirt_diver playing around. :-)

Message edited by author 2009-12-07 01:31:54.
12/07/2009 01:28:48 AM · #9
Originally posted by LMA128:

anyone want to share some example pics??


A search of the photo galleries here.
12/07/2009 02:14:29 AM · #10
Better results on flickr
12/07/2009 02:18:51 AM · #11
Hehe... just became a member so I could enter this challenge :)

I was the one who suggested it. Glad it was finally made into a challenge!
12/07/2009 03:45:49 AM · #12
This site has a couple of good ideas on the subject http://photocritic.org/capturing-urban-decay/
12/07/2009 05:01:17 AM · #13
Here's a few of minewhich are mostly old photos I took at the famous abandoned Seaview hospital
12/07/2009 10:49:48 AM · #14
I'll be highly disappointed if Detroit doesn't make it into the top 3. If ever there was a poster child for urban decay, Detroit would be king.
12/07/2009 11:00:37 AM · #15
Originally posted by ti_evom:

I'll be highly disappointed if Detroit doesn't make it into the top 3. If ever there was a poster child for urban decay, Detroit would be king.


Any of the Rust Belt cities: Detroit, Gary, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh...
12/07/2009 11:07:33 AM · #16
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

Here's a few of minewhich are mostly old photos I took at the famous abandoned Seaview hospital

Ooooh, you have some good ones.

Oh I HOPE I have time this week to play with this one. I LOVE this type of photography. And it will be so fun voting on this one. We have so many people here who are excellent in this genre.

Yayyy!
12/07/2009 11:21:29 AM · #17
Originally posted by ti_evom:

I'll be highly disappointed if Detroit doesn't make it into the top 3. If ever there was a poster child for urban decay, Detroit would be king.


Detroit's bad, but Gary, IN is the worst.
12/07/2009 01:34:40 PM · #18
Here it is the scientific explanation of this challenge
12/07/2009 01:34:54 PM · #19
Originally posted by LMA128:

anyone want to share some example pics??


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12/07/2009 04:03:53 PM · #20
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by ti_evom:

I'll be highly disappointed if Detroit doesn't make it into the top 3. If ever there was a poster child for urban decay, Detroit would be king.


Any of the Rust Belt cities: Detroit, Gary, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh...


I hear Venice is decaying, too. I am keen to go there myself. Detroit too. Detroit looks fascinating. There is a website: The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit dedicated to it.
12/07/2009 04:18:40 PM · #21
Nice! That's my kind of challenge! :).
East Germany holds some great treasures for urban Explorers!

And if I don't get time to shoot something serious I can just take a photo out my window...
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12/07/2009 04:21:29 PM · #22
Originally posted by Mephisto:


And if I don't get time to shoot something serious I can just take a photo out my window...
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I am so utterly jealous of where you live!

E.T.A : Actually, i spent a bit of time in East Berlin about 10 years ago and one of my fondest memories was going to see Samuel Becketts play, 'Krapps Last Tape' performed in an abandoned/squatted street. Anyone who knows that play would see what an amazing apt setting it was.

Message edited by author 2009-12-07 16:24:24.
12/07/2009 06:46:55 PM · #23
Damn! I just moved out of the Flint, MI area and I was just there visiting this weekend. Grrrrr.....
12/07/2009 09:20:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by LMA128:

anyone want to share some example pics??


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That is Urban Topaz, hahaha not Urban Decay. Or Image Decay by using Topaz.
12/07/2009 10:00:08 PM · #25
Originally posted by LMA128:

anyone want to share some example pics??


Originally posted by NikonJeb:

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Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

That is Urban Topaz, hahaha not Urban Decay. Or Image Decay by using Topaz.


Gee.....one was straight from the camera, one was done before Topaz was in existence, the third one I may have used the adaptive exposure on, and yes......that last image had some Topaz on it, but nowhere near what it did when it was in the challenge.

Yeah, Joe, you sure pegged these right.
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