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Challenge: Urban Decay (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: Wiesbaden
Date: Dec 13, 2009
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2009

There really isn't a lot of urban decay around where I live. Even the thousand year old buildings are kept in pretty good shape. This artwork graces a building that is used by artists and musicians, as far as I can tell. At least I've heard bands playing in there in the past. It also serves as a canvas - the artwork changes from time to time.

The area isn't somewhere I worry about being in the day time, and probably would be OK at night except a good bit of drinking goes on here as seen by the mass quantity of broken glass in the area.

Anyway, it's the closest thing I could find that might be considered "urban decay", though quite tastefully done.

Lightroom preset (raw bleach bypass); slight crop in PS but maintained the original 16:9 ratio; sharpened, added border.

Place: 36 out of 90
Avg (all users): 5.8659
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6226
Avg (non-participants): 5.9820
Views since voting: 863
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 164
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/04/2010 03:17:56 AM
Quite frightening. I feel keenly the imperilment of the shopping carts.

Message edited by author 2010-01-04 03:18:25.
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12/21/2009 12:43:28 AM
Once again I'm disappointed not to see this in the Top 10 :-(
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2009 11:18:30 PM
powerful shot although i find the white border having a negative affect
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12/17/2009 10:52:40 PM
great use of desat.
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12/17/2009 10:39:46 AM
Freakin awesome shot... Great job of composition using the graffiti. 10
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12/16/2009 08:27:52 AM
I really like this image though as a collector of urban art, I don't consider it decay. The strength of the composition makes the image for me.....8
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12/15/2009 11:09:07 PM
Great shot, but the border is a little distracting when it is placed againist the grey wallpaper on the DPC webpage
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12/14/2009 04:35:56 PM
Sorry, I don't see decay in this shot. I see bitchin' artwork on the side of a rather decent building. No vote, I'm in this one.
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12/14/2009 01:15:08 PM
I LIKE the shopping carts. Seriously.
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12/14/2009 01:05:47 PM
Powerful capture, nice pov. I like the stark basic colors and contrast. The image evokes a feeling of a harsh,unforgiving and decaying environment. 7
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12/14/2009 07:28:31 AM
as i've already write to someone else, i do not like always the partial desaturation, but here is a good work...
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12/14/2009 12:46:41 AM
cool. i love this.
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