Friday, February 22, 2008

Day 54 Old Downtown Buildings

These are two old downtown buildings. The first one is a firehall converted into a community theatre building. I used the Ez Actions Acid Wash on this.


This firehall theatre was shot in manual mode and manually focused with my 35 mm 2.0 lens at f/11; exp 1/5; ISO 400; wb: shade.

The settings for the City Hall building were the same, except exp 1/8, and I used the EZ Action Contra Pop Soft on it. See the guy smoking in front of the building? Just after I started shooting, he went into the building, and I got a little paranoid that maybe I wasn't allowed to shoot photos of municipal buildings, and he was heading into the building to contact security. . . to come throw me in jail with bread and water, and confiscate my Nikon D40. So I jumped in my car and sped recklessly away, NOT EVEN STOPPING TO PUT MY CAMERA LENS CAP ON! (so now you know how I spend MY exciting friday nights!)

17 comments:

Nicole said...

You crack me up! I love the little dog on the firehouse. Great job with PP.

Kristi said...

How cool!!! I just LOVE that first one!!!

cari said...

Love that first one!!! I love your story too..you are living danerously!
Cari

Amy said...

You're so funny! What beautiful buildings you have in your town! Great captures!

pakosta said...

that first one is rockin'!!!! love it!
tara

Bob said...

I bet that guy thinks you are a detective checking to see how much time he's outside smoking.

Bob

Becky said...

Ha ha ha. My brother-in-law saved me from getting arrested in D.C. :-) I didn't even know that photographing government buildings was suspicious until he told me.

periwinkle eye images said...

Lots of nice shapes incorporated into these buildings. And you have a great "capture" story! I'm glad you made it to your get-away car. I really like these photos a lot. ML

Toni said...

I REALLY like that first building and how neat would it be to get some people shots there.. tfs. toni

Amanda said...

I really love the dog outside the fire house. HOW CUTE IS THAT! Someone has a good sense of humor for sure. I love the colors on the first one. Awesome.

Jeanne said...

You sure do know how to spend an exciting evening! LOL I am sitting here giggling at your story. The pictures are fabulous, but I think I like your commentary best! :o)

Bobbi said...

Those are awesome pictures! I can really see some great shots in front of the red of that firehouse.

jewels said...

That red just stands out vibrantly against the subued background! WOW, what a neat capture!

Cheers,
jewels

Shawna said...

Haha the photo bandit!! I love the first one with the acid wash action!

pat said...

Whoo hoo!! Running on the shady side of the street! These are really fun--neat buildings.

Sharon said...

Very nice. I really like your shot of the firehall.

Ann said...

I like those actions. I must give some thought to getting some.