Lens test (Some more buildings and stuff)

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  1. Battou

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    I bought a new (used of course) 35mm lens, and with any lens I buy I have to test it and make sure I did not waste my money, Thankfully the subject I want the lens for is less than 200 yards from where I bought it. Not much thought to composition here but I think I am going to be making much use of this lens.

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    I like the second and third the best. I wish that car wasn't there in the second one though.

    And can I just say something...this Salamanca place looks dreary.
     
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    I like the last shot the best, it looks really creepy to me, almost post-apocalyptic.

    Trenton: Where you been man?
     
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    Where have I been? Hmm, I've been about three feet away from my laptop in my chair playing Halo 3 all week. Between going to the therapist, crying over my dead girlfriend, and playing Halo 3 (owning on Halo 3, by the way, because I rule), I've not had a lot of time to post on here. I've been on here though, reading stuff in between games on Halo, but there isn't enough time to type up usually. Glad to see that people noticed my absence. Oh, and by the way, I got your PM a while back where you bashed on Ken Rockwell in a thread, and I meant to reply, because, one: that was hilarious, and two: I hate Ken Rockwell, I never got around to it. So, consider this my reply.

    And to stay on topic a bit here, Battou, is there some purple fringing there on number two on the wires? I'm not familiar with film and how it renders color and what not, I'm a digital guy so this whole film business sails right over my head.
     
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    They all look fantastic in deed
     
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    This city has real bad composition, It's built in bacically what could be conciedered a straight line east to west in the river valley. With the addition of a casino to the west end (litterally) the East end and center most parts of the city are literaly dying. Every one and their brother want to be next to the casino. On top of that, The greatest potential the East side has is this rail system, but no one around here can afford insurance on the rail system that enabiling passenger transit via rail. Given the fact those rails made this city a city, It is truly sadening they are being neglected and left soley to freight that just passes threw.

    It's one of the handfull of reasons why I photograph these things with such consistancy, I'm hoping some rich history buff may come save us and our rail road and with it this side of the city.


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    That reminds me, I have got to get down and get a shot of our most reasent abandoned building on Main street.
     
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    There are cities just like that in Maine. Mostly mill towns, as the mills are dying out hard up here. And they have the rail systems and whatnot, so those are dying out. It sucks to watch cities basically just rot from the inside out. But, that's society for you, progression leaves some places in the dust. Glad to see you're out there capturing a city being left behind.
     
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    I can't remember if it's a coaling tower or a watering tower, Either way it has not been of relevance to the rail companies since steam engines went obsolete. I've been planning to get over there to get some shots of it but there is too much growth to deal with during the summer and I just have not had much opertunity yet during the winter. I think that will be the next thing I do.

    I'm going to have to take a look at that with the full sized scan at home, I can't see it on this moniter at this size, I dunno at the moment.
     
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    There are some shots of most of the same subjects as well as the eastmost station Here
     

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