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Hurlbut Memorial Gate

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Rajesh from Bangalore, India

Beautiful architecture.

17 Sep 2009 5:22am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Wow, the sky is superb. Is this in Detroit? Great shot. Just a hint, photoshop the corners, I get that when I have the lens at it's max.

17 Sep 2009 5:51am

@MMC Photos: Yes MMC this is in the City of Detroit as is all the photos on this blog. The vignette is a result of using a polarizing filter without removing the UV filter I use to protect my lens, I usually compensate for this but on this time I forgot :(

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love this, so much rich detail. Not sure if it really needs the vignette effect though.

17 Sep 2009 10:06am

@Curly: Yeah Curly, I know, the vignette is not intentional.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing composition!

17 Sep 2009 11:54am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great use of HDR which brings out so much detail of the memorial gate. Beautiful capture!

17 Sep 2009 12:16pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven.

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

great capture wonderful momunent

17 Sep 2009 12:22pm

@fabrizio perelli: Thanks Fabrizio, I have always liked this monument but it is not nearly as impressive nor as old as the monuments that you post from Italy.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

WOW, HDR maybe crop the right a little

17 Sep 2009 1:39pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks Mehdi, I value your criticism.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

17 Sep 2009 2:10pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Nice POV and that sky is awesome . Love this blue !

17 Sep 2009 2:25pm

@MARIANA: Thanks Mariana.

Vincent from Paris, France

Curious architecture but very nice phot. Where it is ? Detroit ?

17 Sep 2009 6:50pm

@Vincent: Yes this is in Detroit, on Jefferson Ave. along the river front.

Tomix from landerneau, France

great building the sky is wonderful too!

17 Sep 2009 11:20pm

David from Detroit, United States

Very nice photo. I understand that this gate was recently renovated. I love the stone against the sky.

18 Sep 2009 12:17am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful, vivid and sharp capture.

18 Sep 2009 3:08am

6ft5 from Stockholm, Sweden

The details together with that velvety sky makes it brilliant!

18 Sep 2009 4:41am

bahar from tehran, Iran

very nice shot!!!

19 Sep 2009 12:02pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

A superb photo! HDR building when it is as best!

19 Sep 2009 11:16pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

This is an awesome shot. Good choice to use the polarizer. Love it!

20 Sep 2009 7:22pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buena simetría de este monumento. Destaca los colores del cielo.

22 Sep 2009 9:34pm

Angela Anderson-Cobb from Detroit, United States

I've never seen the gate look so damn good! Magnificent, Ralph!

12 Oct 2009 12:03pm