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I take pictures of things. Mostly with film. Mostly with cameras. I am an engineer by trade. What really makes me happy, though, is to find an old camera at a swap meet or antique store and bring it back into working order with a few hours at the workbench. I then like to take them out and shoot some film. This blog is in large part the result of that activity.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

time lapse

My office is in a peculiar part of town, as I've mentioned previously.    It is an area not quite urban, not quite suburban, not quite industrial.  Within a block or two on the actual street where my office is located are:

- a number strip clubs
- several auto repair facilities including a ferrari body shop and a rolls royce repair shop, both of which are very busy
- a pot clinic
- rehearsal studios
- several vets, dog boarding and animal rescue places
- an electronics recycling place
- an electrical distributing station (number 28)
- a variety of unspecified business anonymously doing business behind blank brick walls.

It is quite a neighborhood.  Just a block to the north is a building decorated in "schmaltz revival".  The front of the building is very fancy, with tile and columns and, much to my amusement, a pair of nudes:
Nikon FE2 Arista Premium 100

I have made it a common subject in my "lunch-time walk" photos: (please forgive the errant camera strap, always a hazard when shooting portrait)
Nikon FM Arista Premium 100

One day  a few months ago I was dismayed to find that the building was empty and that the statues were gone!
Olympus OM1 50mm f1.4 Arista Premium 100

Over the weeks that followed I carefully tracked the progress as they filled in the space with dirt, planted some plants...
Nikon F2 35mm f2 Fomopan 100 Classic

...and put a new top edge on.  Oh well, no more nudes.  At least not in front of this building.  A few doors down, however, is another thing entirely.   But that's a different blog entry.
Olympus OM1 50mm f1.4 Fomopan 100 Classic

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