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Old Mar 19, 2007, 3:11 PM   #1
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This was taken through a window of a small charitable thrift store called Grub Stake located in the blighted, artsy area of Miami called Wynwood. My first photo posted here.
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 3:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. We have a lot of fun here so stick around. A lot of learning takes place here also.

This is an interesting shot. It is difficult to tell what is outside the window but I think it is bushes.

Here is a little tip for shooting through dirty windows. It won't help in this case--the windows are too dirty. This works for aquariums, also. It the window you are shooting through has a lot of streaking and dirt and you don't need to include the frame, put the front of the lens right up against the glass. (A uv filter is a must here to protect the lens) By doing this any dirt or streaking on the lens will be so extremely out of focus, it won't be visible.

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Old Mar 19, 2007, 3:57 PM   #3
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Oops! Should have noted. That is a 2nd story window. Those are actually treetops.
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I like the colors projected onto the windows by the sun!

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I agree, the sun is taking a prominant place in this image in several different ways.. nice shot.
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My initial reaction to this shot was approaching, "yuuuck" But then I have taken a second look and it grows on you.

A sort of sunset still llife as seen thru a set of louvers that have been weathered quite a bit. One might even say, "If they could talk, what stories they could tell."

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Old Mar 23, 2007, 1:50 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the kind words. Selvin, it's funny that you would put it that way. That is kind of the story the picture is trying to tell. The place that I took this is a very rundown thrift store, upstairs. It's the kind of place where you might be concerned you will go through the floor. So the "eww yuck, but what history" effect is really the way you feel when you are there.
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