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Aug 13, 2009 11:54 |  #1

OK - anyone can take a shot of a interesting skyline or beautiful building. How challenging is that? A more challenging task is taking an everyday slice of urban innanity and turning that into an interesting shot.

Post your shots of urban landscape fragments - stressing the fragments. I don't mean street scenes; I don't mean people shots. Not shots of a building but an interesting fragment of the building - a window, it's sign, it's brickwork, it's porch, it's cracking paint. It can be a wall, a doorway, a sidewalk, an interesting object in the urban landscape (i.e. hydrant, sewer grate, wooden skid, fire escape. Light bulb, snow on a barb wire fence, ect.). It can be boring inanimate objects but arrayed in an interesting pattern. It can be a decaying wall, beautiful old neon sign, a lone piece of trash on a cobble stone street.

One of the things I like about photography is the way one can take something common and mundane, yet somehow engage the viewer to notice it's beauty or interestingness. Post shots of architectural details or objects that most people walk by without noticing – a photo that suggests there's something worth stopping for the next time one walks by (if one had time in this busy life).
So ideally, there should be no people, no skies or horizons, no whole buildings or cityscapes – just fully filled frames of urban fragments from the urban jungle in which we exist.

It can be an interesting pattern of something as mundane as a taxi sign or bike racks.

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or a pattern created of a security bar

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or a sign

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It can be from the urban landscape of a city you've traveled to:

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so it can be an interesting door or window:

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any cityscape with NO people or sky:

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Aug 13, 2009 13:48 |  #2

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Aug 13, 2009 14:07 |  #3

cherrym wrote in post #8453762 (external link)
This picture really comes to live at a higher resolution (external link).

Indeed - every floor reveals a different story!!!


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Aug 14, 2009 11:23 as a reply to  @ philmar's post |  #4

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Aug 14, 2009 14:27 |  #5

thanks for posting Bunny.

I'm surprised at the lack of response. Surely people have shot of urban fragments.

Unless, of course, y'all live in the country!!! But surely y'all musts been to the big city place once in a while.

More examples - these from San Francisco:

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doors, San Francisco (external link) by Phil Marion (external link), on Flickr

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a 'V' will soon be available (external link) by Phil Marion (external link), on Flickr

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Aug 14, 2009 15:14 |  #6

philmar wrote in post #8460272 (external link)
thanks for posting Bunny.

I'm surprised at the lack of response. Surely people have shot of urban fragments.

Unless, of course, y'all live in the country!!! But surely y'all musts been to the big city place once in a while.

Actually my Paris pics are a bit over year old now. Haven't been to a big city after that :D

Anyway here's one taken in Montmartre around midnight

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Aug 14, 2009 23:31 as a reply to  @ Bunny's post |  #7

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Aug 15, 2009 12:09 |  #8

philmar wrote in post #8453115 (external link)
OK - anyone can take a shot of a interesting skyline or beautiful building. How challenging is that? A more challenging task is taking an everyday slice of urban innanity and turning that into an interesting shot.

Post your shots of urban landscape fragments - stressing the fragments. I don't mean street scenes; I don't mean people shots. Not shots of a building but an interesting fragment of the building - a window, it's sign, it's brickwork, it's porch, it's cracking paint. It can be a wall, a doorway, a sidewalk, an interesting object in the urban landscape (i.e. hydrant, sewer grate, wooden skid, fire escape. Light bulb, snow on a barb wire fence, ect.). It can be boring inanimate objects but arrayed in an interesting pattern. It can be a decaying wall, beautiful old neon sign, a lone piece of trash on a cobble stone street.

One of the things I like about photography is the way one can take something common and mundane, yet somehow engage the viewer to notice it's beauty or interestingness. Post shots of architectural details or objects that most people walk by without noticing – a photo that suggests there's something worth stopping for the next time one walks by (if one had time in this busy life).
So ideally, there should be no people, no skies or horizons, no whole buildings or cityscapes – just fully filled frames of urban fragments from the urban jungle in which we exist.

It can be an interesting pattern of something as mundane as a taxi sign.

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or a sign
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It can be from the urban landscape of a city you've travelled to:

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so it can be an interesting door or window:
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Absolutely love the door shot. So cool!




  
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Aug 15, 2009 12:16 |  #9

Fantastic!


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Aug 15, 2009 16:11 |  #10

[QUOTE=philmar;8465449​]these shots are all around us - even in small communities

a casino

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Mad science - Casino Niagara (external link) by Phil Marion (external link), on Flickr

a strip mall
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an old bank even in a mid-size town
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older small towns where they've done something worth cropping in tight for:
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Aug 16, 2009 19:14 |  #11

I like this copper awning and ironwork on an estate store:

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Aug 17, 2009 03:11 |  #12

philmar - i know exactly where that is! I live in SF!! Haha. :D Nice shot.




  
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Aug 17, 2009 13:49 |  #13

philmar, thanks for good idea :-)




  
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Aug 17, 2009 14:50 as a reply to  @ yosef's post |  #14

Don't know if this qualifies or not.

On a wall of a building in New Orleans:

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Aug 17, 2009 15:06 |  #15

i am going to get out there and do this!


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