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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:38 PM

Went downtown Sunday

First I had to capture the roofer doing a geometry lesson.


I like the wear on the streets from the passing cars. Distances compress by the telephoto.


A retirement home for cliff dwellers.


Basement doors of an old church.

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Reply Went downtown Sunday (Original post)
alfredo Dec 2012 OP
antiquie Dec 2012 #1
alfredo Dec 2012 #3
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #2
alfredo Dec 2012 #4
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #5
alfredo Dec 2012 #7
NV Whino Dec 2012 #6
alfredo Dec 2012 #8
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #9
alfredo Dec 2012 #10
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #11
alfredo Dec 2012 #13
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #12
alfredo Dec 2012 #14
alfredo Dec 2012 #15
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #17
alfredo Dec 2012 #19
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #16
alfredo Dec 2012 #18
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #20
alfredo Dec 2012 #21
Earth_First Jan 2013 #22
alfredo Jan 2013 #23

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

1. All very cool.

Thanks.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:39 PM

3. I love my cheap zoom.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

2. Nice! Love # 2 & #3!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:40 PM

4. Thanks. I made the trip downtown just to get that picture of the windows.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:09 PM

5. Those are some very nice B&W shots! Well done. nt

 

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:53 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. Like 'em all

Love the windows.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:57 PM

8. Thanks. It was a fun shoot.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:19 PM

9. Great shots!

Love the downtown!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:51 PM

10. Thank you. Our downtown has returned due to progressive leaders.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:48 AM

11. I really like these, Alfredo.

I envy people who can do good black and white.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:50 AM

13. Thanks. Just set your camera to monochrome,

then see what works in BW. Just do it.

Winter is a great time to practice BW.

BTW, Orson Wells movies will teach you a lot about BW photography.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:37 AM

12. Great!

Thanks for posting, love them all.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

14. Thank you.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

15. One more image.

I had to use Resynthesize on this image to remove something very bright and distracting. It was in the distant foreground and I couldn't crop it out. It's a cool tool if you've never used it. I use it sometimes in the creek images I post. Why does trash have to be bright?


A couple decades ago a local writer suggested that bleach bottles should be shaped like Swans. He felt that would go a long way in beautifying the Kentucky river.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:37 AM

17. That's one I think I'd rather see in color

Depends on what colors they are of course, but it denies the artist of his vision. Maybe in focal B&W with just the mural in hue would be cool.

I assume the edit was a reflection on the lower left of the door, so that may not work out.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:08 PM

19. There wasn't much color to the work. The edit was in the leaf litter on the ground.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:30 AM

16. The retirement home is artsy.

I like it.
Windows are the eyes to the soul of a city.
I guess it's also an operating system, but still... nice pix.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:07 PM

18. They are cliff dwellers

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Response to alfredo (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:29 PM

20. Are the apartments built into the face of the mountain?

When I think cliff dwellers, I imagine an ancient people who literally lived high up on a mountain ledge. Is this a modern incarnation of that? I like the pattern anyway. It makes for interesting composition.

You don't have to answer about the cliff people, I'm heading to wikki. Maybe they have a long shot that shows better where they've situated.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:22 PM

21. Cliff Dwellers = High Rise Apartment Dwellers. link below

It's a free standing building on the edge of downtown. See it here:

http://goo.gl/maps/4nEHl

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:12 PM

22. Great shots!

The last two really speak to me!

Impressive...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:21 PM

23. Thank you. I've always liked those doors.

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