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Old Posted Feb 17, 2011, 2:00 AM
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Detroit from a moving car

My friend Ben called me up today and asked if I felt like driving around the city while he checked out a funny sound his car was making. I grabbed my camera before we left and snapped a few shots on the ride. Some came out better than others, but here they are:































Thanks for looking
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2011, 2:21 AM
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This isn't new york city, this isn't the windy city, this is the moter city...

AND THIS IS WHAT WE DO!
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Love the intro shot. What area are those 4 story apartments located ?
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2011, 1:37 PM
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That first shot looking down Woodward is awesome.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2011, 3:45 PM
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Love the intro shot. What area are those 4 story apartments located ?
They're in the East Grand Boulevard Historic District.
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Beautiful photos!
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2011, 4:03 PM
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Beautiful photos!
Thanks, man! I wish my friend's car was cleaner, there are a couple shots that I wish weren't through a dirty windshield.
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Thanks for sharing the moment. I'm coming back to Detroit during the summer, we should hang out in the "Cass Corridor" as I understand it (which is awesomeness deluxe).
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Not bad, considering they are taken from a driving car. And I agree, the first one is magic!
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I like the first one, too. And the 4th, with the steam pipe & curved bridge (people mover bridge?). I often see scenes from the car that I want to capture & share with people. It is how we see much of the world.
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Those pictures are gritty - like Detroit.
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That first shot is great. Having never been to Detroit, I've only seen the Renaissance Center from the perspective of countless skyline shots, thanks for the great street perspective. I have to say, though, it looks like just about the most uninviting corporate fortress one could possibly build. Not hard to imagine how Paul Verhoeven got the idea for OCP!
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the 4th, with the steam pipe & curved bridge (people mover bridge?). I often see scenes from the car that I want to capture & share with people. It is how we see much of the world.
That is indeed the People Mover. I really enjoyed taking photos from the car, you get a lot of perspectives and angles you wouldn't see otherwise.
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I was shooting from a moving car at dusk, there's no need to be a fucking douche.
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2011, 8:58 PM
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Thanks for sharing the moment. I'm coming back to Detroit during the summer, we should hang out in the "Cass Corridor" as I understand it (which is awesomeness deluxe).
That's where I live Shoot me a PM when you're coming, and we can grab a beer.
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That first shot is great. Having never been to Detroit, I've only seen the Renaissance Center from the perspective of countless skyline shots, thanks for the great street perspective. I have to say, though, it looks like just about the most uninviting corporate fortress one could possibly build. Not hard to imagine how Paul Verhoeven got the idea for OCP!
It does appear that way, but 99% of the foot traffic enters through the Atwater side rather than the Jefferson side.


(Courtesy of rumors.automobilemag.com)

There are a couple restaurants and some retail shops in that atrium. There are palm trees inside as well.
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I like the GM tower. I've actually been to the top of it as well. It boasts some damn impressive views. Not to mention the windowed elevator ride to the top.
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