Monday, December 5, 2011

What's Left of Detroit

Detroit

Granted, it was after the bar closed. Still, getting a couple of shots taken with a ten-second timer by setting the camera down in the middle of the road makes for one lonely animated gif.

Here's a static shot of the Fisher Building's doorway from the median of another empty intersection:

34 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

I like that camera-on-the-ground method, dammit. And you made a gif! How cool is that?

Now, the second picture I just flat-out like. If I could think of something neat to do with it, would you let me use it? It has a great mood, plus that entrance is so ornate and grand. I dig that.

Substance McGravitas said...

I don't have a problem with anyone lifting anything I do here.

Substance McGravitas said...

Hmm, looks different at work than it does at home. Mild camera jiggling to make shot#2 shows more. Maybe I have some kind of multiple-shot timer on there. Gotta check.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Put your hands up for Detroit!
~

Jennifer said...

When I've been in Detroit, I've always thought, "Hmm, and this is what it's like after a nuclear bomb goes off... the people are gone, the buildings remain."

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh, and I forgot to look it up. I believe that is the Fisher Building. There may be a better doorway shot out there; the thing is pretty amazing.

vacuumslayer said...

I don't have a problem with anyone lifting anything I do here.

Well! Your permission means less now. No, no...kidding. It's actually good to know because while-- as you say--there are better pictures of the building, they are either a.) copyrighted or b.) I don't have permission to use them. And since I sell some of my works, using that kind of image is a no-no. So having access to images like this is really nice for me.

"Thank you" would be a shorter way of saying that.

Substance McGravitas said...

while-- as you say--there are better pictures of the building

OH THANKS.

Let me know if you want the larger file. This one received a mild rotation in the GIMP which might've messed up some fidelity.

vacuumslayer said...

Hey, it was your pic that got my creative juices flowing. It looks so neat, all lit-up and desolate. And, yeah, I'd need a bigger file.

Substance McGravitas said...

Working late, so the bigger file may not make it before tomorrow.

Smut Clyde said...

May I recommend the Rossio Station archways in Lisbon?

vacuumslayer said...

D'oh! Those are SO GREAT. Augh!

But I love the scale and desolateness of subby's pic.

W/v wonders if the design is "bahus"

Smut Clyde said...

More foteaux of Rossio Station now uploaded.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21542477@N08/6462833549/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21542477@N08/6462833557/in/photostream/

vacuumslayer said...

Sooooooooooo cool. So--*cough*--do I have permission to use your pics too?

Smut Clyde said...

Go wild. Please no double-goatse though.

vacuumslayer said...

I MAKE NO PROMISES.

Substance McGravitas said...

Ha ha ha. All the goatse can do is spread Spread SPREAD.

vacuumslayer said...

Truth.

I am hanging out here 'til Dennis quits hinting that I am dumb and uninteresting.

Substance McGravitas said...

You know, there was a period there where I strictly used JanusNode names, a new one per comment. It was kind of fun except that every now and then I'd post something I wanted to see again or something in the thread was interesting and I couldn't use my name to get back to it.

Anyway, it's fun to be a dozen people carrying on an argument with one.

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vacuumslayer said...

I kinda wanna be Drummers the Molecatcher...or simply "Horror" now.

Rachel said...

Last time I checked, you can use a copyrighted image as long as you change 10% of it.

Rossio Stn. is beautiful!!

Substance McGravitas said...

In the US that's not right. Figuring out what's derivative and what's not happens in a courtroom and that hinges on how much money you have to fight such things.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"horror" is for short:

Mespoilage Churchyards-Seated the Tentacled Horror

Substance McGravitas said...

I was impressed that Churchyards made it together with Horror.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think Jennifer means "neutron" bomb. A nuclear bomb takes the buildings away too, mostly.

Technically, it is my understanding that the neutron bomb does too, just less in relation to the people killed, he pedanted pedantly.

Mankind really is a clever bunch of psychopaths, aren't we?

Substance McGravitas said...

You could always just murder everyone in a city one by one, brain by eaten brain.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am hanging out here 'til Dennis quits hinting that I am dumb and uninteresting.

BUT YOU DYED YOUR HAIR RED.

What an odd thing to use as an indictment.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You could always just murder everyone in a city one by one, brain by eaten brain.

SOME DAYS, I AM TEMPTED.

Smut Clyde said...

BUT YOU DYED YOUR HAIR RED.

It isn't naturally that colour? My heart is broken now.

El Manquécito said...

I think Jennifer means "neutron" bomb

I knew this because I once played in a neutron band; every performance there was nothing left but the empty chairs.

fish said...

YOU ARE LARRY THE BOAFISH?!?!! I hate that guy!

Jennifer said...

Pfft... nuclear... neutron... potato... potahto... :) You knew what I meant, I think.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

At least you didn't say nukular, Jennifer. I would have gone nuclear.

Jennifer said...

At least you didn't say nukular, Jennifer.

Oh please. Give me more credit than that. If I had, I would have gone nuclear.