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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2019 at 00:06
An excellent set well captured #11 is the standout for me, it looks positively Escheresque.
 



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A tremendous study of the sad state of things you found. All are powerful.....

I really like number 7 for its clean lines, contrasts and composition, though perhaps in my choice I am missing the point of the post as others portray ruin far more powerfully.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2019 at 13:51
Great work Harald. I love #5, 6, 7. For me the light and leading lines do it here. The b&w works just formidable with this subject. TFS    .
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What a spot to go for a vacation!
Interesting captures and well edited.
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Great piece of photojournalism of a sad phenomenon I was unaware of. Did you know about it before your visit or simply stumble upon it? I recently returned from Gran Canaria, I don't know of any similar ruins there. We were travelling light since we were cycling, I took my Panasonic rather than Sony.
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As others have said #10 & #11 are excellent. And #17 & #19 even more so to my eye. Dusk really helps make 19 even sadder for me and I do like the street furniture on the right & the leading lines.

But I feel I really need to put in a good word for #8. I like the clear focal point & variety of leading lines some subtle & many diagonal. Unlike #7, there's no temptation for my eye to wander off.

As alanfrombangor says, an excellent piece of photojournalism. Congratulations.
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Hello Harald
Vacation in ruins <the financial crisis of 2008>

This post resonates strongly w me, I can't think of a photographer to better chronicle this phenomena than you! Your photos tell the complete story, no description necessary
I don't think many would suspect that "Silly-con" Valley here resembled your photos at the time of the Crisis. It did when the "Bubble" hit here probably harder than anywhere else. The thing is it has totally recovered plus too much. A nothing house now, the medium, is more than a million$

To get back to the crisis, where I lost a couple of jobs. At the time the place looked like an order to mass evacuate had been given and the buildings, all of them, emptied out. The boys went back home to live w Mommy. Uncompleted buildings like you picture were everywhere. We even had a new description appear (See-thru-buildings).
They where everywhere, buildings that emptied out and now you could see right thru them. In one window and see all the way thru out the window on the other side. More common was the newly constructed office see thru building, that never was even occupied.

I also mirror the other Joe's (Joe Lewit's) comments. There is some major Greed Here
Thanks Harald, another picture perfect post
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Hello Josef,
thank you for your comment. I am aware of the development of real estate prices in SF - it's a bad story since it's a kind of hyper-gentrification when the Silicon Valley millionaires move in, squeezing out the people who have lived there for a lifetime, getting them into foreclosure or even into spending their nights in Golden Gate Park - as it happened in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis.

Whatever images there are that link to this situation (and it's more than just a crisis) - they have to be made public and remain a constant reminder of what's happening.
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Harald,
Your urgency demands I add this disturbing postscript:

In the very near future, this year, very Big IPO"s (initial public offerings) will be listed on the stock exchanges
Lyft
Uber
airbnb
slack
Pinterest
and quite a few others, some of these will be priced in the 100's of billion$

There probably will be thousands of new millionaires and a few new billionaires, right here in the "silly-con" valley area
the median house price will shoot up to at least 10 million, here thats a fixer upper.

I've been out documenting much of this w my trusty little a6500. It should be to say the least; interesting
Take Care Harald, your Bodie Buddy, here in this urban wilderness _______Josef
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