Rust and Rot
I was downtown to do a family portrait and took the images for this while I was waiting for them to arrive. I love the decay of Battle Creek; Kalamazoo is too affluent and proud to allow anything like this downtown.
Three images, handheld, +/- 2 EV, merged and tone-mapped in Photomatix, then adjusted with Nik Viveza.
I rented a lens for the occasion; the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. It's a great little lens for walking around and a bit sharper than anything else I own.