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Historical Perspective
Historical Perspective

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Challenge: Framing (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Rivertown, Detroit
Date: Aug 26, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2004

This picture was taken from an abandoned warehouse just east of downtown Detroit. To me it tells a story of the industrial boom of Detroit in large part due to the auto industry's history in the city, the decay of the city as industry declined in the city, and the revitalization of the new Detroit symbolized by the GM World Headquarters located in the Renaissance Center building downtown. The old car appears to be lifeless as it gazes through broken windows as downtown is being revitalized almost as if to tell the story of the city's past. So in a sense, this is an historical "perspective" (view as well as point of view) as the past frames the present and future.
This is my first entry and my first attempt to explain this photo. All input is helpful and sought. Thank you.

Place: 276 out of 305
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Votes: 321
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2004 11:13:39 AM
too much dark silhouette in the lower left. Might have worked better with a tighter crop on the top right window and cityscape.
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09/05/2004 08:13:22 AM
meets the challeng well, the broken glass window adds to the emotion feel, but foreground needs more light (flash?) and too much of the frame is taken up by that dark form at lower left, I can't tell what it is; is that Ren Cen in the bg?
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09/03/2004 01:45:52 PM
Under and over exposed
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09/03/2004 01:39:17 AM
Maybe it's my monitor but 2/3rd of this is totally black and I can find no detail in it. This overwhelms the rest of the photo which is quite good.
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09/02/2004 11:57:37 PM
There are a lot of frames here - which one is the subject? What is the object in the foreground?
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09/02/2004 11:25:41 AM
I can't tell what the thing in the forground is - I'm not seeing much detail on it. I like the angle and the rest of the composition though.
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09/02/2004 07:40:57 AM
I can't figure out what that big lump of darkness is but I find it extremely distracting if your framing consists of the window and buildings to the right.
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09/02/2004 04:19:32 AM
I would love this photo if it just consisted of the top right quarter of what you have here. I have no idea what that big dark thing in the foreground is and it doesn't seem to be essential to the shot. I really like what you were doing here since the contrast between what's inside and what's outside is so high.
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09/01/2004 04:17:24 AM
Try framing a subject next time
09/01/2004 03:46:48 AM
To busy to give me the feeling of the frame.
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09/01/2004 03:07:51 AM
The object in the front takes most of the space on this pic, and I can't even see what it is. Frame seems to be a minor element here.
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