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Mpow
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Post Number: 232
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Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://reliques.online.fr/detr oit/detroit11.html
somehow I don't remember seeing this site here, if it has already been posted sorry. Nice, older pictures of detroit, very fine and precise photography.
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Digitaldom
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Post Number: 557
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Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 11:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow when was the UA theatre photo taken.. I have never seen it lit up like that.. is it really that exposed now?
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Scs100
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 12:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That UA photo looks like something out of a movie. Really good shot. And how old are these pics? That one house in Brush Park has been moved, that I know.
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Mpow
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Post Number: 233
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 12:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

UA picture http://reliques.online.fr/detr oit/detroit12.html
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Mdoyle
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 1:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With a tripod and a super long exposure you'd be surprised how much light is actually in a room.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 6128
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The photos are from 2005/2006 I believe.

The main site is here:

http://reliques.online.fr/#

Also the photographer has more work here:

http://yvesmarchand.com/
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 227
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 1:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jeez, looks like the UA Theatre is nowhere near salvagable (and this coming from me, someone with an architecture degree that wants to save every building in Detroit)...
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Wolverine
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Post Number: 259
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was in the UA recently, it's still very dark in there. Definitely not as bright as those photos. I think they used a minute of exposure time.

(Message edited by wolverine on January 14, 2007)
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 232
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Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So then there isn't holes in the walls and ceiling or at least not as big as that photo would lead one to believe?
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Kimmiann
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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought the photos were very disturbing, yet beautiful, as they were obviously intended to be. Some of them seemed almost staged to elicit a gut reaction. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, I don't know, but kudos to the artist/photographer.
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 244
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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 8:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could someone fill me in on where this buildings is at http://reliques.online.fr/detr oit/detroit06.html ? The name is very familiar but I don't recognize the interior shot.
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Toolbox
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Post Number: 1020
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 9:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Charlottepaul
Could someone fill me in on where this buildings is at http://reliques.online.fr/detr oit/detroit06.html ? The name is very familiar but I don't recognize the interior shot.



Southwest corner of Woodward and Grand Circus Park.
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Walkerpub
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Post Number: 113
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 10:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit photos are great but...

I don't see any kudos to Lowell considering they hijacked this site's name for their purposes...

and the interface sucks- user hostile
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1953
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Post Number: 1252
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the link to this site. I really like the pictures; alas, they are real places!
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Lowell
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Post Number: 3560
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This site has long been on my Detroit Links listings as Yves' "Les Fabuleuses Ruines de Detroit".

Walkerpub, in fairness to the authors, they did contact me and obtained permission to use the name The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit [translated as "Les Fabuleuses Ruines de Detroit"] for an exhibition of his work in Paris last June.

How does he get that amazing lighting? He [with his friend Roman] schlepp in large battery powered lights which combined with time exposure yields wonderful results. As an old Chinese art saying goes, 'The goal of all method is to appear to have no method.'
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 887
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Whitney Building doesn't look that bad. It will be a polished gem again someday. The owners are wise to keep it in such good shape. What a beautiful lobby!
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Jams
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Post Number: 4575
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

How does he get that amazing lighting? He [with his friend Roman] schlepp in large battery powered lights which combined with time exposure yields wonderful results. As an old Chinese art saying goes, 'The goal of all method is to appear to have no method.'



The technique is called "painting with light", I learned it way baaack when. Only used it a few times in my career as it is not the easiest thing to do.


Extremely rare to even hear about it any more, although a few years ago I read of a very successful architectual photographer made his reputation with that technique. He photographed a Las Vegas Casino, lighting small areas at a time.
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Cman710
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Post Number: 221
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 3:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jams, I am guessing you have mentioned this before, but are you a photographer? I just recently bought an introductory book on photography, as I would like to learn a lot more about it.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1374
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I vaguely remember something about "painting with light" too. Is that where you leave the shutter open in the dark while shining the light around where you want the highlights? That sounds very difficult to master.
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Jams
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Post Number: 4579
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 5:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes to both.

Forgot to give kudos to Yves in my past posts, very well done!!
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Jams
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Post Number: 4580
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 6:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looked for but couldn't find a photograph I did of a building in Northville. for a brochure using that technique with two Vivitar 283s, one in each hand.

It made for a rather bizarre effect, the building photographed with the correct color temperature while the surrounding area had a green cast from the streetlights.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 6129
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you like light painting check out Larrie Thompson's website: http://www.nightphotographer.c om/

He works in western Canada, and through the western US.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 3561
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jams, when I hear the term 'painting with light' I think of leaving the shutter open while one takes a flash light and moves the light 'painting' the darkened surfaces. A local photographer, Clyde Springer, has done some excellent examples fo this.

My understanding is that in Yves' case they are using large static lights positioned through out the environment vs. kinetic or moveable light -- a similar but different approach.

Jeff Sturges' lighting of the Ford HQ building in HP is a dramatic static lighting example.
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Pam
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Post Number: 888
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I hear the term "painting with light", unfortunately I think of this guy:

http://www.thomaskinkade.com/m agi/servlet/com.asucon.ebiz.ho me.web.tk.HomeServlet
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 1378
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Far out! Lite-Brite.

Try it now: Lite-Brite.
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Walkerpub
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Post Number: 114
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lowell:

Glad to hear you gave them permission- hate to see your great deeds go unpunished!

The work is pretty trippy but I didn't want to give them props until it was cleared by the home office.
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Cman710
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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aiw, thanks for that link. When I have time, I am going to spend a lot of time there. That technique is really very cool.
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Jams
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Post Number: 4581
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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

My understanding is that in Yves' case they are using large static lights positioned through out the environment vs. kinetic or moveable light -- a similar but different approach.



Even more impressive, especially without access to electricity to light those large spaces and still appear to be all natural.

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