DPS Book Depository Interior HDR

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    By far my most viewed photo at this point, for obvious reasons, I guess....

    I've been traveling since 6:00 Barcelona time. It is now something like 11:00 EST. By my watch it's 22 hours in airports or airplanes. The cat is glad that we're home. The burrito I just ate is more food than 6 hours at a tapas bar could put in me. My pillowcases don't have openings at both ends. I can eat vegetables here. English isn't pretty, but at least I can find the bathrooms.

    Sadly, it is not 72 degrees with a 99.9% chance of a moped accident here in Ann Arbor. The sidewalks are cracked and concrete rather than gorgeous tile. Albert Kahn's architecture isn't nearly as flashy as Gaudi's. People move around too fast here. The customs agents took my sausage. Starbucks's espresso tastes like what I'd get if I cleaned my oven and took the soot and mixed it with water. Tomorrow I'll have to start driving a car again.

    Here's some Detroit HDR'y goodness for now, before I start posting spain pictures. Not quite the Sagrada Familia, but it'll do. Interior of the detroit public schools book depository, designed by Kahn. 5 exposures.

    Matt Hampel, Camera.Ed, farlane, and 260 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Vic Nic 72 months ago | reply

      This shot has Passion !! Great work, i think it would fit in here at this new group

      HDR - PASSION.

      Feel free to join or just display your work

    2. mudpig 72 months ago | reply

      incredible image.

    3. bkromer 72 months ago | reply

      This is a great photo Patrick, and I would love to see it in this group. It's a new group but take sime time and check it out. We would love to have you become a member.
      This is an elite Detroit photo.
      I am inviting this to be added to 313 ELITE

    4. Just Add Light 71 months ago | reply

      insane goodness! great shot!

    5. Ashley Burton 67 months ago | reply

      The thirtyfootscrew approves your image...

    6. dragon x 60 months ago | reply

      i have a strange and overwhelming desire to get naked there

    7. patrick austin 60 months ago | reply

      Give me a few days advance warning and I'll bring the pocketwizards and a couple of lights. :)

    8. dragon x 60 months ago | reply

      haha, i will be in detroit this weekend.

    9. dragon x 60 months ago | reply

      i tried several times today to get in there. sealed as a mofo. or maybe i just missed it.

    10. patrick austin 60 months ago | reply

      Since this it may be much more sealed up. Funny how that goes. Half the buildings in the city are wide open, and the two coolest (DPS book depository and Mich. Central Station) are sealed up tight.

      I'm a fan of the auto plants. Packard and Fisher 21 both have some amazing spots.

    11. dragon x 60 months ago | reply

      train station and packard were awesome. almost did the depository but since we had a close call at the train station we decided to leave it for next trip. i will be so sad when i leave. coming back within the next 4 weeks.

      i will post some photos from my trip soon. i had a blast. thanks for all the friendliness!

    12. moved to http://www.flickr.com/photos/_insomniac/ 59 months ago | reply

      Nice one. You've got an impressive collection of work here, especially the urbex stuff. Good use of HDR too. It's tricky in those abandoned buildings to avoid the blown out windows, even with HDR...but you've handled it well here. Just the right amount of processing.

    13. dragon x 56 months ago | reply

      finally settled into detroit, but still haven;t done the depository. its killing me. if you ever wanna go again, let me know. most of my friends refuse due to the situation over there. only person i could get to go with me was a homeless dude in the neighborhood, and though i like him, that's not smart.

    14. trek eye 50 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing!!

    15. GlennCantor (theskepticaloptimist) 47 months ago | reply

      I remember that building back in its day...

    16. adultgrrl 32 months ago | reply

      I want to use this picture in some scholarly work I am doing (l-berlant@uchicago.edu), I
      am legit, honest. How do you manage permissions, etc? Thx.

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