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Downtown Detroit with my new GH2

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by RonSmith, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    My GH2 body arrived on Friday and I was sitting as a mediator in Detroit on Monday. I brought the GH2 and some lenses with me and took a quick walk through downtown and along the riverfront during the lunch break. I also took some from the 15th floor hearing room between cases.

    Your thoughts and critiques are most welcome.

    20110328 020a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

    20110328 024a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

    20110328 041a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

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    20110328 065a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

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    20110328 083a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Nice images, Ron! But what struck me more is the relative desertedness of the city. This is lunchtime on a Monday, and there are not much people around, no busy streets, no noisy cars? If it is the real situation, I think this brought home how affected Detroit really was by the recession. Based on your images, Detroit looks more quiet than a Boston suburb when the Pats played in the Super Bowl.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great series, Ron. Lunch break is a tough time with regards to lighting, but I like your compositions and the fact that you left the bold shadows alone in processing. Especially liked the perspective here:

  4. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    Thank you both!

    Detroit has certainly been hard hit by the economy and the effect on the auto industry. There are still people down there during the day, but the riverfront area was quite sparse on Monday, largely due to the cold temperatures.

    Night time is worse. Other than sporting events (the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings all play downtown) and a handful of cultural and entertainment venues, there just isn't much to do down there. Most people stay in the suburbs.
  5. Ihavenewfs

    Ihavenewfs Mu-43 Regular

    Ron - great pics of downtown; you nabbed a shot of one our buildings - The Madden Building on W. Jeff - very cool!

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