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Thank you for the opportunity to host this week's Collective Shoot.

To continue the one week old tradition of honoring the great AMC shows, this week’s Collective Shoot is “Breaking Bad”. For those familiar with the show, no, the mission this week is not to shoot pictures of meth labs or drug deals, it is a much more simple and safe mission.

I personally find a lot of interest in things that are broken. Sometimes it is amazing colors, often the faded original colors combined with graffiti and / or rust that attract me. Sometimes it is thinking about the broken object’s former glory, what happened there or even what the people who built it thought then / would think now. It could be ancient ruins you might see on vacation, an old dilapidated inner city building, a car in a junkyard, an old barn or a broken bike. Really, anything in a state of disrepair.

If you are so inclined, a couple of lines about the picture, what you think about when you see the object, etc. would be great as well.

Normal collective shoot rules apply. Shots should be taken between 12:01AM June 6 and 11:59PM June 12. See here for other rules:

https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=343477


A couple of shots from over the years to start the fun…

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Tiger Stadium in a half torn down state. Nothing beautiful about this picture – it is one for my personal memories. This picture reminds me of being a young kid and going to games with my uncle and cousins. All of us carrying our gloves and never catching a foul ball. Those were the days of Norm Cash, Al Kaline and Mickey Stanley. It reminds me of sitting behind home plate with my aunt under a blanket very late in the season as they completed an amazing run to make the playoffs against Toronto in 1987. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. Of being at the game with my two sons in the final season of the old ballpark. My youngest son, who was about 5, being scared from the various creaks and groans of the old stadium.

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Michigan Central Depot. As long as I can remember, this building has been in this state. It is located near the bridge to Canada. It is amazing in person – beautiful and sad at the same time. I read somewhere that it is the largest abandoned building in the USA. I always imagine how it must have looked, how glamorous and vibrant it must have been in the roaring ‘20s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

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The Walls of Constantinople. I took this on a business trip to Istanbul some years ago. I was very disappointed when I got home that, while I had taken lots of great (for me) photos of mosques and other buildings, the only pictures I had of the defining part of the city were as a backdrop to other things or from across the street behind electrical lines. Anyhow, I remember walking atop the wall and thinking about all of the battles waged over centuries, being amazed at how the walls were even built and what the city must have been like. Amazing place.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones' pictures this week of beautiful and interesting broken things...
 
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Marvelous topic! This is something I can definitely contribute to - and will over the course of the week.

In the meantime, I'd like to pull one from the very recent files. I was in Turkey late last year (wonderful country) and had the opportunity to tour the ancient city of Ephesus. This was the library there...

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Terrific theme. This should be a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's contributions. Nice samples to get everything rolling.
 
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Thank you for the opportunity to host this week's Collective Shoot.

To continue the one week old tradition of honoring the great AMC shows, this week’s Collective Shoot is “Breaking Bad”. For those familiar with the show, no, the mission this week is not to shoot pictures of meth labs or drug deals, it is a much more simple and safe mission.

I personally find a lot of interest in things that are broken. Sometimes it is amazing colors, often the faded original colors combined with graffiti and / or rust that attract me. Sometimes it is thinking about the broken object’s former glory, what happened there or even what the people who built it thought then / would think now. It could be ancient ruins you might see on vacation, an old dilapidated inner city building, a car in a junkyard, an old barn or a broken bike. Really, anything in a state of disrepair.

If you are so inclined, a couple of lines about the picture, what you think about when you see the object, etc. would be great as well.

Normal collective shoot rules apply. Shots should be taken between 12:01AM June 6 and 11:59PM June 12. See here for other rules:

https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=343477


A couple of shots from over the years to start the fun…

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/8948131244_5caed34b5e_c.jpg

Tiger Stadium in a half torn down state. Nothing beautiful about this picture – it is one for my personal memories. This picture reminds me of being a young kid and going to games with my uncle and cousins. All of us carrying our gloves and never catching a foul ball. Those were the days of Norm Cash, Al Kaline and Mickey Stanley. It reminds me of sitting behind home plate with my aunt under a blanket very late in the season as they completed an amazing run to make the playoffs against Toronto in 1987. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. Of being at the game with my two sons in the final season of the old ballpark. My youngest son, who was about 5, being scared from the various creaks and groans of the old stadium.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/8947485681_fe1da32d72_c.jpg

Michigan Central Depot. As long as I can remember, this building has been in this state. It is located near the bridge to Canada. It is amazing in person – beautiful and sad at the same time. I read somewhere that it is the largest abandoned building in the USA. I always imagine how it must have looked, how glamorous and vibrant it must have been in the roaring ‘20s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/8947425071_690d0f71a6_c.jpg

The Walls of Constantinople. I took this on a business trip to Istanbul some years ago. I was very disappointed when I got home that, while I had taken lots of great (for me) photos of mosques and other buildings, the only pictures I had of the defining part of the city were as a backdrop to other things or from across the street behind electrical lines. Anyhow, I remember walking atop the wall and thinking about all of the battles waged over centuries, being amazed at how the walls were even built and what the city must have been like. Amazing place.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones' pictures this week of beautiful and interesting broken things...


Looks like a fun theme, Rob! Can't say I've focused on shots like that, other than ruins in Rome on vacation, so this will be fun. Hoping I get a chance to get out and shoot this weekend. In the meantime, looking forward to people's contributions.

Great examples by the way.


Marvelous topic! This is something I can definitely contribute to - and will over the course of the week.

In the meantime, I'd like to pull one from the very recent files. I was in Turkey late last year (wonderful country) and had the opportunity to tour the ancient city of Ephesus. This was the library there...

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f4qMpJD/0/XL/i-f4qMpJD-XL.jpg

Beautiful shot Lyndee!
 
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Beautiful shot. I have never been to Ephesus. Unfortunately my two trips to Turkey have been for business so I have only visited Istanbul and Bursa. i'd definitely love to return and explore.

Marvelous topic! This is something I can definitely contribute to - and will over the course of the week.

In the meantime, I'd like to pull one from the very recent files. I was in Turkey late last year (wonderful country) and had the opportunity to tour the ancient city of Ephesus. This was the library there...

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f4qMpJD/0/XL/i-f4qMpJD-XL.jpg
 
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Great theme with interesting timing, Rob. Last week’s issue of C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News) mentions the TV show “Breaking Bad” with a reference the Watchglass article on Albert Hoffman’s (LSD “inventor”) 100th birthday. On the same watchglass page, there’s another quote of an article on eggs (w. image of breaking egg:smile:).

Around here, I’m often called “the guy who uses everything past its useful lifespan” – I don’t know where to start for this theme:biggrin:.
http://cen.watchglass.org/day/2013/05/21
 
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Thank you for the opportunity to host this week's Collective Shoot.

To continue the one week old tradition of honoring the great AMC shows, this week’s Collective Shoot is “Breaking Bad”. For those familiar with the show, no, the mission this week is not to shoot pictures of meth labs or drug deals, it is a much more simple and safe mission.

I personally find a lot of interest in things that are broken. Sometimes it is amazing colors, often the faded original colors combined with graffiti and / or rust that attract me. Sometimes it is thinking about the broken object’s former glory, what happened there or even what the people who built it thought then / would think now. It could be ancient ruins you might see on vacation, an old dilapidated inner city building, a car in a junkyard, an old barn or a broken bike. Really, anything in a state of disrepair.

If you are so inclined, a couple of lines about the picture, what you think about when you see the object, etc. would be great as well.

Normal collective shoot rules apply. Shots should be taken between 12:01AM June 6 and 11:59PM June 12. See here for other rules:

https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=343477


A couple of shots from over the years to start the fun…

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/8948131244_5caed34b5e_c.jpg

Tiger Stadium in a half torn down state. Nothing beautiful about this picture – it is one for my personal memories. This picture reminds me of being a young kid and going to games with my uncle and cousins. All of us carrying our gloves and never catching a foul ball. Those were the days of Norm Cash, Al Kaline and Mickey Stanley. It reminds me of sitting behind home plate with my aunt under a blanket very late in the season as they completed an amazing run to make the playoffs against Toronto in 1987. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. Of being at the game with my two sons in the final season of the old ballpark. My youngest son, who was about 5, being scared from the various creaks and groans of the old stadium.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/8947485681_fe1da32d72_c.jpg

Michigan Central Depot. As long as I can remember, this building has been in this state. It is located near the bridge to Canada. It is amazing in person – beautiful and sad at the same time. I read somewhere that it is the largest abandoned building in the USA. I always imagine how it must have looked, how glamorous and vibrant it must have been in the roaring ‘20s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/8947425071_690d0f71a6_c.jpg

The Walls of Constantinople. I took this on a business trip to Istanbul some years ago. I was very disappointed when I got home that, while I had taken lots of great (for me) photos of mosques and other buildings, the only pictures I had of the defining part of the city were as a backdrop to other things or from across the street behind electrical lines. Anyhow, I remember walking atop the wall and thinking about all of the battles waged over centuries, being amazed at how the walls were even built and what the city must have been like. Amazing place.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones' pictures this week of beautiful and interesting broken things...

Rob,

The Michigan Central Depot is beautiful! Don't you wish you could go inside to photograph? I am looking forward to this Challenge.
 
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Marvelous topic! This is something I can definitely contribute to - and will over the course of the week.

In the meantime, I'd like to pull one from the very recent files. I was in Turkey late last year (wonderful country) and had the opportunity to tour the ancient city of Ephesus. This was the library there...

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f4qMpJD/0/XL/i-f4qMpJD-XL.jpg

What a place to visit, Lyndee. Wonderful photo as well. I have been thinking of visiting Greece and Turkey.
 
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One from the archives for now

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Not-so-pretty anymore

From the archive courtesy of the hurricane Katrina. Katrina and Ike did a whole lot of damage to Port Arthur, Texas.

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One from January.

Deer normally shed their antlers each spring, but this atypical antler was not a normal “shed”. It broke off during a fairly violent collision with a tree. [You may be able to see some fresh blood and jagged bone at the base where it is fractured.]


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From this morning

An old capstan winch at a local boat yard:

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Truck For Sale:

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Michigan Central Depot is amazing. The picture doesn't do the size and scale of the building justice. A lot of people do sneak inside the building to take photos. I think one of the prime photo targets of Urbex people in Detroit is to get a photo looking out through the windows at the very top of the building. There is a Flickr group called Detroit & Metro-Detroit Urban Exploration Pool that has many pictires of the interior of this building and other buildings in Detroit. Me...I'd love to see it but it's spooky enough driving through the tunnel on the right of the building, much less going in.:eek:

Rob,

The Michigan Central Depot is beautiful! Don't you wish you could go inside to photograph? I am looking forward to this Challenge.
 
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Interesting links - - thanks. I'd guess that Albert Hoffman didn't partake in his invention too much after that first time by virtue of the fact that he was celebrating his 100th birthday...

Great theme with interesting timing, Rob. Last week’s issue of C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News) mentions the TV show “Breaking Bad” with a reference the Watchglass article on Albert Hoffman’s (LSD “inventor”) 100th birthday. On the same watchglass page, there’s another quote of an article on eggs (w. image of breaking egg:smile:).

Around here, I’m often called “the guy who uses everything past its useful lifespan” – I don’t know where to start for this theme:biggrin:.
http://cen.watchglass.org/day/2013/05/21
 
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Wow! Micro graffiti... Tons of writing on the board. :smile:


From the archive courtesy of the hurricane Katrina. Katrina and Ike did a whole lot of damage to Port Arthur, Texas.

http://trilephotography.smugmug.com...6/0/L/Another victim of Ike lightercopy-L.jpg

I can only image the damage...must have been horrible.


One from January.

Deer normally shed their antlers each spring, but this atypical antler was not a normal “shed”. It broke off during a fairly violent collision with a tree. [You may be able to see some fresh blood and jagged bone at the base where it is fractured.]

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http://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_4905sm.jpg

Great shot of the antlers Bob!


An old capstan winch at a local boat yard:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-...AAAAFMU/FKD4yypdtjk/s800/IMG_1263%20color.jpg

Truck For Sale:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J7jtI897Izc/UbDTrugvyHI/AAAAAAAAFMw/X1TP0a4khdM/s800/IMG_1248.jpg
Left a bit of color in the B&W conversion to give it a sense of warmth. Just seemed to work for me.

Love that winch shot Bob. The truck came out well too, PP looks nice.
 
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Thank you for the opportunity to host this week's Collective Shoot.

To continue the one week old tradition of honoring the great AMC shows, this week’s Collective Shoot is “Breaking Bad”. For those familiar with the show, no, the mission this week is not to shoot pictures of meth labs or drug deals, it is a much more simple and safe mission.

I personally find a lot of interest in things that are broken. Sometimes it is amazing colors, often the faded original colors combined with graffiti and / or rust that attract me. Sometimes it is thinking about the broken object’s former glory, what happened there or even what the people who built it thought then / would think now. It could be ancient ruins you might see on vacation, an old dilapidated inner city building, a car in a junkyard, an old barn or a broken bike. Really, anything in a state of disrepair.

If you are so inclined, a couple of lines about the picture, what you think about when you see the object, etc. would be great as well.

Normal collective shoot rules apply. Shots should be taken between 12:01AM June 6 and 11:59PM June 12. See here for other rules:

https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=343477


A couple of shots from over the years to start the fun…

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/8948131244_5caed34b5e_c.jpg

Tiger Stadium in a half torn down state. Nothing beautiful about this picture – it is one for my personal memories. This picture reminds me of being a young kid and going to games with my uncle and cousins. All of us carrying our gloves and never catching a foul ball. Those were the days of Norm Cash, Al Kaline and Mickey Stanley. It reminds me of sitting behind home plate with my aunt under a blanket very late in the season as they completed an amazing run to make the playoffs against Toronto in 1987. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. Of being at the game with my two sons in the final season of the old ballpark. My youngest son, who was about 5, being scared from the various creaks and groans of the old stadium.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/8947485681_fe1da32d72_c.jpg

Michigan Central Depot. As long as I can remember, this building has been in this state. It is located near the bridge to Canada. It is amazing in person – beautiful and sad at the same time. I read somewhere that it is the largest abandoned building in the USA. I always imagine how it must have looked, how glamorous and vibrant it must have been in the roaring ‘20s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/8947425071_690d0f71a6_c.jpg

The Walls of Constantinople. I took this on a business trip to Istanbul some years ago. I was very disappointed when I got home that, while I had taken lots of great (for me) photos of mosques and other buildings, the only pictures I had of the defining part of the city were as a backdrop to other things or from across the street behind electrical lines. Anyhow, I remember walking atop the wall and thinking about all of the battles waged over centuries, being amazed at how the walls were even built and what the city must have been like. Amazing place.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones' pictures this week of beautiful and interesting broken things...

Interesting subject, I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with...
 
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Marvelous topic! This is something I can definitely contribute to - and will over the course of the week.

In the meantime, I'd like to pull one from the very recent files. I was in Turkey late last year (wonderful country) and had the opportunity to tour the ancient city of Ephesus. This was the library there...

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f4qMpJD/0/XL/i-f4qMpJD-XL.jpg

Lyndee, you've really captured the sense of scale in that one.
 

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