Post Number: 358
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 5:01 pm: || |
Ladies and gentlemen, as promised, I give you...The Wild West Side:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_38 20.jpg?t=1177879351
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_38 16.jpg?t=1177879391
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_38 05.jpg?t=1177879445
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_38 04.jpg?t=1177879494
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_37 96.jpg?t=1177879628
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_37 92.jpg?t=1177879682
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_37 97.jpg?t=1177879723
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_37 84.jpg?t=1177879784
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_37 79.jpg?t=1177879834
more later on...
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 5:35 pm: || |
Man those picture are so clear. What kind of camera is that?
Post Number: 2060
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 5:50 pm: || |
I get a kick out of hunting down these locations in Google Earth.
Post Number: 363
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 7:02 pm: || |
Ordinary, I’m using my Kodak point and pray, held together with a pink rubber band. The weather and sunlight were the major players in the clarity of those shots. For me, there is not a lot of latitude with clear skies, so these shots were taken before 9 am. I really prefer cloudy, rainy or dark days, but I did ok today. If you like today’s series, please check out ‘17th St. Fire’ posted earlier today.
Post Number: 1384
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 9:35 pm: || |
Ah, yes. Grand River and Warren. Just a block behind the last photo (next to St. Leo's Church) was a box company in 1945 that burned with about a dozen employees dying in the blaze. One of Detroit's deadliest. Anyone remember reading about that one?
Post Number: 290
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:09 pm: || |
I like the last photo. I know you mentioned you like shooting on darker days, but I think they came out nicely. Personally, I like clear days, even if they may make subjects of the photograph seem less gritty.
Post Number: 142
|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 12:26 pm: || |
wow, bulletmagnet. those pix you posted show so much clarity despite the blight areas you were in. But the Lee Beauty supply on Gd. River (that used to be a Comerica Bank) and Joy Rd., and the art-deco buildings on Livernois display a very nice touch.
Post Number: 355
|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 1:14 pm: || |
The average building today is garbage compared to the commercial structures in those photos.
Post Number: 121
|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 2:19 pm: || |
Excellent pics Bullet...delve a little farther than Grand River though like Schoolcraft and Evergreen.
Although I would rather you come back home to the EAST.
Let Jjaba take pics of the WEST.
Please don't hold it against me :}
I'm an Eastsider at heart.
Post Number: 371
|Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 10:20 pm: || |
Gtat44, I plan on taking the west side by strategy! Soon, all of Detroit will be ours! Muhahahahah!
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 2:10 pm: || |
What great pictures. I agree with 'Fareastsider' that the average building today is garbage. I mean in the sense that they mostly lack character and it would be out of the question to do the special brickwork, plaster, gorgeous woods and architectural detail.
I bet there are pictures sitting around in old trunks, scrapbooks and such that show many of the buildings and neighborhoods in better times.
I know that my Great Uncle was a marble and stone mason; he had a business in Detroit and I have a picture of a couple of his accomplishments.
Post Number: 1404
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 5:25 pm: || |
"I bet there are pictures sitting around in old trunks, scrapbooks and such that show many of the buildings and neighborhoods in better times."
There are. Ookpik has them all.
Post Number: 403
|Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 5:55 pm: || |
Bornthere, can you share a few of those photos with the viewing audience?