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Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 26 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

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

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.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

beautiful contrast, is this HDR-ed?

26 Jan 2010 5:36am

@Chris Pereira: no just a little heavy on the contrast

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The detail is fantastic. Superb shot and black and white tones.

26 Jan 2010 5:51am

STEED from Gueret, France

Superb detail looking like a Fiction's Monster...

26 Jan 2010 7:26am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superb detail for B / W very bright!

26 Jan 2010 8:38am

mirela from brighton, United States

rich and beautiful, Ralph!

26 Jan 2010 11:53am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Like layers of time with this reapropriation of the little branches neer the Speramus meliora resurget cineribus...something's been a long time that we are hopping better times.

26 Jan 2010 11:55am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely captured Ralph! Rather apocaliptic though..... ;-)

26 Jan 2010 1:28pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful contrast--I really like this. And I love the vines growing along the structure--perhaps signifying life, growth, and the struggle to survive.

26 Jan 2010 2:22pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Whoa that is some serious busines....I love it!

26 Jan 2010 3:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very nice BW :))))))))))))))))))))))

26 Jan 2010 4:18pm

e11even from eleven, United States

what year was your city founded ? that image look pretty old- make you wonder many cities go through change over the years.

26 Jan 2010 6:44pm

@e11even: Detroit was founded on July 24, 1701, by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Thanks for sharing where your quote came from! Very cool.

26 Jan 2010 7:54pm

@Self-Indulgence: The moto was written by Father Gabriel Richard pastor of St Anne's Catholic Church and delegate of the Michigan Territory to the U.S. House of Representatives. Fr. Richard wrote the motto after the fire of 1805 that leveled the city. I have read that Fr. Gabriel Richard was highly thought of by the indigenous people.

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Nice details. I really appreciate the treatment and love the wild wine running wild.

26 Jan 2010 8:38pm

Stranger from Jackson, United States

awesome capture

26 Jan 2010 8:51pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing and contrast that really brings out the texture and detail in this capture!

26 Jan 2010 9:32pm

David from Detroit, United States

The high contrast serves this subject well. Great detail. At first I thought Water Works Park, but now I'm not certain.

26 Jan 2010 10:59pm

@David: Belle Ilse Aquarium.

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The motto in great contrast, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, is that the origin of the Cadillac car ?

27 Jan 2010 2:52am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States're funny....but indeed this photo is some serious looking artwork. Very nice with the it!

27 Jan 2010 3:23am