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Challenge: Abandon Buildings III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sigma DP2
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Aug 5, 2011
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2011

I've been trying to get a good picture of this building for over a year. This isn't it.

I stumbled over this site last summer with my Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim in hand, but the shots I got didn't feel right. I revisited it in November with my last roll of Kodachrome. On this trip, a couple dogs attacked me as I was shooting it. Fortunately the owner called them off in time, and I walked away with only a hole in my sweater. (This is in a bad neighborhood if that's not obvious. That says "Crips" in the lower left window.) Anyway, I didn't like the slides any better than what I got from my Viv.

This is my first attempt at a portrait orientation. The powerlines and street lines here don't bother me. In fact I like how they surround the place. But now I'm thinking a square frame will be most effective. And I'm also thinking that the clinical precision of digital isn't going to do the place justice. Yes -- I'm thinking Holga now. And another trip. Maybe in the fall...

Place: 110 out of 131
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08/15/2011 03:05:29 AM
the way it was
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08/15/2011 12:29:41 AM
usa foods is enough in itself, but the religious icon is the cherry on top. The framing situates it rather well I think.

Do be careful next time, maybe carry some spray or a steak for the doggies.
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08/15/2011 12:16:29 AM
Love the upbeat color on the depressing scene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2011 10:21:33 PM
cropping out the wires and yellow lines would really improve this. well spotted
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08/10/2011 08:08:07 PM
very representative of the US today
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08/09/2011 04:54:13 AM
Goodness, that's so depressing and telling.Times get tougher. Good job.
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