THAT is spectacular. I can't seem to enlarge it enough to see on the sign exactly where this might be? The building looks European. Very nice, the contrast between the intricate formality and balance of the large building and the helter-skelter nature of the weedy foreground. At first I thought railway tracks but now I'm not sure. Is that an enclosing wall? Are we looking at some perhaps rather sinister institution? Great shot
Aha!!! Pulled the photo off onto my desktop and enlarged it many times and I see the sign says DANGER. Now I'm even more intrigued!
Oh, Allison. This is high art! You know how I love a street scene. And the way the clouds are minimal as if the top (third!) of the picture is insignificant... and yet the photo would be so much less were the sky filled with them. The building, the graffiti, the grittiness of the landscape... all of it so perfectly represented in your choice of 'technique'. It almost looks like pen and ink.
This is intriguing! It has much more impact when enlarged -- as Barbara says, once you see the "Danger" sign. It does indeed look like an ink sketch. I like the straight lines of the derelict building, and the contrast of that geometry with the gone-to-weed foreground. Where did you spot this? I agree -- the treatment makes it.
This is the famously abandoned 13-storey Detroit train station. I decided to over expose it (post-processing) to emphasize the eire derelict nature of the scene.
Allison, Your choice of tone here gives this capture a forlorn, surreal quality. Everything looks abandoned and long forgotten. Love it!
The overexposure is brilliant, Allison. It does give the photo a stark quality that works brilliantly. And I (along with many others, I've realized) am fascinated by abandoned and derelict buildings, so I love this atmospheric photo.