Modjeska Theatre

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    Went on a tour today of shuttered and repurposed theatres in Milwaukee. A classmate of mine created a Milwaukee Cinema Graveyard map/website and took me along to photograph some of them.

    I had a lot of strangeness with the film I was using and I needed to underexpose by about two stops to get good images, but I didn't figure this out until it was a little too late. Then, by the time the sun had gone away things changed again and I didn't ever really nailed the exposure. I didn't want to hold him up as I tried to get the "right" shot either so I just kept moving along even when I wanted to try again. Maybe I'll go back out on my own.

    Ok, so what was going on here?! I had two images come out blank. THEN I was at a completely different theatre (NOT the Modjeska!), snapped the shutter and pulled out this! Huh?! Where was the theatre I'd shot? Why was there this big hole in the center? What a mystery.

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    1. John Coursey 60 months ago | reply

      Symptoms suggest that your camera is possessed. There has to be at lease one camera exorcist in the metro Milwaukee area with the certifications to remedy this situation.

    2. e50e 60 months ago | reply

      So my friend suggests the shutter got stuck open. Hmm..nah, it was somethin' evil at work here.

    3. Jon Anthøny Syverson 60 months ago | reply

      I need to go here. (=

    4. e50e 60 months ago | reply

      ...or just spooky.

    5. Voxphoto 60 months ago | reply

      Whoa! Seems like your shutter must've been getting sluggish, then when the camera was collapsed it somehow stuck open.

      Or aliens.

    6. robert schneider (rolopix) 60 months ago | reply

      Damn! I'm leaning toward the possessed camera option. Whatever it is, this is very cool. Not sure I'd want an entire pack to come out like this, however.


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