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Old Oct 16, 2007, 7:00 AM   #1
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I liked the contrast of the blue sky against the rusty bridge in this one.
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 7:13 AM   #2
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Very nice.
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 2:05 PM   #3
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Very nice nhmom, I also like the blue sky and how the rust stands out.
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Really powerful use of color
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 7:08 PM   #5
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The rust really conveys a message. Did you enhance that any? This photo conveys the essence of what bridge maintainers are worried about after the tragedy in Minneapolis. We have some bridges around here that look like that but they don't seem too worried. Looks can be deceiving. Under the rust the structure may be sound. A good sandblasting and a couple good coats of paint and it may be good as new.

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Beautiful photo, awesome colors.
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If this were just "growing old gracefully" this photo makes it hands down. However, it's a bit tougher when we have to make a judgement call on "dilapidation" which brings in decay it's not an easy call.

I'll table this call for sure since some steel structures are supposed to rust to protect themselves.

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Thanks, everyone.

Cal, the photo was not enhanced. Only resized to fit the forum.

This challenge certainly is hard to draw the line on both graceful and dilapidation. What I've been trying to do is find photos of things that are not in their tip top shape. Either from being worn, corroded, "died" (as in the leaves on the trees), basically past their prime, not in use any more. The graceful part has been fun for me to try to find an interesting way to photograph something that is somewhat boring. A single leaf, a bridge, etc.

I think this is part of the challenge. To not only find something, but make it understandable to the group how "you" consider it to be gracefully dilapidated.
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