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crash landing on planet brooklyn
crash landing on planet brooklyn

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Challenge: Harsh Environments II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Mar 12, 2008
Aperture: f /10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2008

Superfund site on the far south side of Chicago, designated "Brooklyn" by way of being the residual decaying structures of the Brooklyn Chemical Works. This ghost town of industrial buildings was on an enormous piece of property, parts of it reaking of ammonia, making my eyes sting. In certain places the ground was baked hard, almost giving it a glass-like quality. What struck me most was the profoundly alien feel of it, more than just an aggregate of my beloved subjects of industrial decay; the whole place elicited an eerie feel of loneliness, like taking a stroll on Mars with no way home.

Place: 83 out of 129
Avg (all users): 5.4033
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.0192
Avg (non-participants): 5.5581
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 181
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2008 01:28:16 PM
Very odd. Hope there is an explanation in your photo notes about this. There are some artifacts surrounding the peak on the right. Might be compression artifacts or from sharpening.
03/20/2008 03:37:40 PM
How bizarre! The subject fits the challenge well, and the black and white conversion is good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2008 07:18:19 PM
very dark and too centered
03/19/2008 04:19:26 PM
LOL....it certainly looks "cold and harsh"!
03/18/2008 10:03:39 PM
I doubt thats brooklyn. but very interesting locale and subject.
03/18/2008 06:56:34 PM
I like the drama and contrast of the stark black and white tones, but I find the halo over the hill to be a bit distracting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/18/2008 03:43:37 PM
Harsh. I find the subject a bit too centered. A different crop or framing (using the rule of thirds, for instance) would enhance this IMHO.
03/17/2008 10:30:22 PM
Wow, this is very interesting, I like this station thing in the middle of nowhere, b&w suits the subject, nice work, 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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