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vanslem6
11-12-12, 02:37 PM
I should explain though, I haven't been serious about it an over two years. I really need to get back into it, because it was relaxing.

Anyhow, here are a few shots from my Flickr account.

From the Belle Isle Zoo in Detroit. If I remember right, it was closed down in 2004, and been more and more overgrown each year.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2257/2143655771_f50e4e47fb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2143655771/)
17 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2143655771/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

The Ambassador Bridge, connecting Detroit to Windsor Ontario (Canada). Allegedly it's the most active US/Canada border-crossing in America. Taken from the US side, respectfully.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2064/2182668368_2931ce9e96_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2182668368/)
6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2182668368/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

From the abandoned, Michigan Central Station in Detroit. That is snow on the ground.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3397/3226412025_fb1291d11d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3226412025/)
3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3226412025/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

A small, historic church located on Mackinac Island, Mi. It's a tiny island off the NE coast of the Lower Peninsula. There are no cars permitted on the island, and as a tourist attraction people get around by way of horse and carriage, as well as bicycles. Snowmobiles in the winter.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2284/2192880033_d817693e50_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2192880033/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2192880033/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Mi in January.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2308/2162983213_91d508c83d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2162983213/)
5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2162983213/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Out the window of Michigan Central Station, a view of Detroit. Note the guy on the roof. I have no idea who he was.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3455/3245199477_d6d6cbd2a0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3245199477/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3245199477/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2217/2922375025_6255272d56_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2922375025/)
3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2922375025/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

I started to get into lighting a little bit. I also am a huge car guy, so I started to focus a lot on that.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2536/3716855553_f816bfba9f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3716855553/)
1-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3716855553/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

One of my old cars. '97 Nissan 240sx. RB25 swapped, turbo upgrade, etc. It made 453whp @ 15psi. It was fun, but I wasn't in love with it.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2333/3531630647_0b511ab9e2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3531630647/)
7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3531630647/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

My most missed car. '87 325is.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3171/3052257175_27b64d9bdc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3052257175/)
10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3052257175/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

The interior.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2467/4003159834_c1c46f8198_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4003159834/)
E30-1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4003159834/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

A local car.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2441/4024546642_bca7939e43_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4024546642/)
E30-1-12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4024546642/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Roush Stage 3.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2694/4142020204_3b69948678_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4142020204/)
1-1-3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4142020204/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

I have lots more of everything, especially cars and abandoned buildings. :D

nanners
11-12-12, 03:41 PM
Wow, these are really great! I especially like the zoo, church and leaves :)

vanslem6
11-12-12, 04:29 PM
Well thank you!

Here's another shot from the zoo. It was incredibly foggy that day.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2335/2142411238_e80de6ff28_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2142411238/)
15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2142411238/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

A church; St. Agnes in Detroit. I hear it's in pretty bad disrepair these days.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2165/2183694919_b947c90304_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2183694919/)
7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2183694919/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Some friends.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3125/2690516821_88cdb9cf25_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2690516821/)
6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2690516821/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

DaveHawk
11-13-12, 01:38 PM
You differently have a good eye. Keep on shooting.

vanslem6
11-14-12, 09:07 PM
Thank you.

A few more I suppose.
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1292/3265187584_22548f0d54_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265187584/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265187584/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3314/3478421498_8b4864e6b4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3478421498/)
20 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3478421498/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Inside the old Michigan central station, which closed down in '87. They've filmed a bunch of movies in there, including part of the first Transformers movie.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3094/2351740694_7ec67832a7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2351740694/)
2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2351740694/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

And this is from the roof of the train station. Again, that's Windsor Ontario on the other side.
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1410/3265199480_47c6626a04_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265199480/)
8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265199480/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

From the old Packard auto plant. It's 1.5m square feet of abandoned building.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2256/2338902581_4d34b365cc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2338902581/)
5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2338902581/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Fisher body 21 plant.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2348/2174268296_312e30a6e4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2174268296/)
4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2174268296/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

I don't remember the name of this building.
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1384/3265191896_50cd53ab6d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265191896/)
4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3265191896/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

I leave it with one more shot of the Ambassador bridge.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2168/2178612989_14c53a0197_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2178612989/)
2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2178612989/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Drewbacca
11-16-12, 09:50 AM
Good stuff! I'm guessing that you are bracketing exposures and combining images in photoshop? Or are you using filters?

What camera? Lens(es)?

vanslem6
11-16-12, 12:35 PM
Good guess, many of them are indeed HDR images (9 of the ones posted above). I do use a circular polarizer on top of that though. It's just an old, worn Rebel XTI that I've had since new. I don't have a lot of money wrapped up in lenses, just a Sigma 10-20, Canon 50mm f/1.8 and a Tamron 24-75 f/2.8. I appreciate the kind words.

Eventually I got away from the HDR stuff. I always made a conscious effort to stay away from the "fake" look, although you can't really eliminate it entirely.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3293/3056537261_430237f85d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3056537261/)
7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3056537261/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4009/4680709196_de4471799d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4680709196/)
edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/4680709196/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2447/3717696652_c7e2b11316_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3717696652/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3717696652/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3611/3415331407_889b064e58_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3415331407/)
2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3415331407/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

Drewbacca
11-17-12, 08:43 AM
Fast cars... and fast lenses! :)

KellySG
01-17-13, 03:41 PM
Hey! I'm from MI here!

julesjampot
01-17-13, 04:03 PM
Just one word. Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!luv Jules

DaveHawk
01-18-13, 10:34 AM
Still producing some amazing shots !

vanslem6
01-23-13, 04:59 PM
Thanks.

Hey! I'm from MI here!

Okemos, eh? I'm at MSU. :)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3118/2855155740_532cd135e0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2855155740/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/2855155740/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3368/3258963501_8e9c513ff8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3258963501/)
4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/3258963501/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/6785264079_1300a1934e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/6785264079/)
-1-6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danevan/6785264079/) by Dane Van (http://www.flickr.com/people/danevan/), on Flickr