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  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Would it be wrong of me to ask some one to bulldoze a couple acres of land just so I can get a picture?



    I ask because I seriously want to do just that.
     
  2. Depends... are people living on that land? Are fuzzy cute animals that celebrities like living on the land? Are there trees - think about keeping trees, we need all the co2 -> o2 conversion we can get....

    Dude, if you want to shoot a bulldozer, and you have a place (and the money for fuel) then go ahead.
     
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    Well, no it is unoccupied give or take, it used to be used by the rail road companies but is now deserted, there are periodic critters roamin around but they are everywhere to begin with.

    Here is the shot that has me wanting to do this
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    As you can see it is little more than undergroth between me and the subject.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmm. I mean ... with a bit of time and a spade ... by autumn you should be where you want to be, and without attracting all the attention a bulldozer would attract. How's that for an idea :D. (You keep yourself more than fit, too, in the process!)
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lol, I had half a notion to stick a snow plow on the front of a big 4WD truck and move some crap around but.....I doubt it'll work....and I would have to get a big 4WD truck first :lol:

    In truth, attracting attention to this particular lot is one of my ulterior motives, This deadland is literally right in the middle of town (on Main Street no less) and no one is doing anything with it other than letting it rot. The Train Station there (as you well know) is falling apart and it's doubtful that I would be able to get such special treatment just for a picture but, should the City of Salamanca or the SNI decide to clean up this city this is the place to start and that is what I want to pound into their heads.

    If the Seneca Nation wants tourists to visit their casino here, they need to make this city a tourist paradise....and it's far from it as it stands now. I figure, turn some heads and get local people talking about it as well as blowing the whole decay of the city out of proportion on the internet with the pictures should get some of the people in position to do something to... well, do something.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    But then the pictures must not be this nice, with all the snow "cleaning up" the place FOR YOU (by putting its blanket in innocent white all over things!) :D. You must wait until it is spring, snow has melted, ground is muddy and all that makes the mounts and hills there is to be seen and recognised for what it is, I think ...
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, that is sort of the plan, This shot was a result of checking distance requirements with the 35mm lens. When I do full frame shots like this I kinda have to guessitmate the edge of the film frame as it's obscured in the viewfinder.

    As you can see, I should prolly take one if not two steps backwards ;)
     
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    Get a ladder. From the vantage point you are showing, it looks like a folding stepladder would be enough to elevate you over these swells, if your main intent is to get a WA view of the decaying building. Either place it right on the ground or on the bed of a truck, if you can drive that close in.

    I agree with LaFoto, too, if you also want to show litter, trash, etc over the abandoned property, wait till the snow melts. Right now, in this image, it just doesn't look that bad.

    I doubt anyone would invest time and money into bulldozing the acreage until the land has a new purpose, has been rezoned, etc.
     
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    Novelty of such a picture aside, I wonder what the land owners think about this idea?
     
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    I lived near a national park in the U.S. and was chatting with a ranger. He was talking about people who whip out a pocket knife and cut of a branch that interferes with their shot. Not a problem until you multiply that by a million visitors a year, most with cameras.
     
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    Why not just find someone doing it and simply ask if you could make some photographs? Explain what you want to do and don't be pushy. You may get great results.
     
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    Looks like a Great place for a bar/restaurant/game room type of place.

    Why don't you just buy it and put it to work?
     

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