POTW: Tyler Elevator

June 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm

POTW: Tyler Elevator

I work at what was once an old elevator factory. The number of companies currently in this complex outgrew the limited amount of parking space. To fix that they are tearing down a couple of the buildings to turn the area into a parking lot. Demolition has been fast. It's only a week later and it's almost completely gone. As far as what this once was, all I know is it was once an elevator factory. This has backfired on us since all the elevators are custom elevators they tried out, so there are no standard parts available. The elevator in our building seems to always be down. Usually I just take the stairs, it's safer that way. Glad we're on the third floor and not the seventh. View may be better on seventh but I don't want to do all those stairs when the elevator is down for repairs.

Like this picture from the group because of the perspective it does. I'm still trying to figure out how to show depth in an image. For example that strip of ground on the left and bottom are the roof. The dumpster is three floors below. Because of the wide-angle is did some warping so the dumpster seems to be on an angle when it's flat. An interesting side effect I noticed is it gives a slight tilt-shift look to that part of the image because it's not in focus. It's subtle, but it makes the distortion look a little better. The rest of the pictures can be found here.

I'm going to be at ColossalCon this weekend. Besides meaning next week's picture is going to be of a person for a change it also means I'm going to do a couple more photo shoots. Hopefully applying what I've learned in the past to make these even better.

Posted in Photography.

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