Series Martinez : Empty Storefront

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Seen in the town of Martinez, CA
Businesses here come and go. Most do not seem to thrive. It has been a depressed town for a decade or so. I'm glad not to live here, but I still find some odd kind of beauty to photograph in what remains here in the town. 6X7 for iPhone 1/1153 second F/2.4 ISO 50 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, you got the strong light . . all it needs now is a strong economy. Ways to go.

20 Nov 2012 6:00am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Clever reflection here

20 Nov 2012 7:12am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Graphic shot , good game with light and reflection , Phil

20 Nov 2012 7:53am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Checkmate for the store! Beautiful reflections. Nice day.

20 Nov 2012 8:40am

Pierre from Mâcon, France

Well taken, and composition with reflection

20 Nov 2012 9:55am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nice lines and shadow play.

20 Nov 2012 10:26am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

I like !

20 Nov 2012 10:49am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb composition, the shadows across those tiles leading the eye to the reflection

20 Nov 2012 2:42pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Kewl...know you have to go to Pittsburg ; ]

ps my building is one of those cream colored warts over in the Shell refinery ; ]

20 Nov 2012 3:04pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful play of light and shadow here Dulcie! ;-)

20 Nov 2012 7:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Interesting patterns and reflections.

21 Nov 2012 12:32am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The shadows make wonderful intersecting lines on the square tiles. Wonderful image.

21 Nov 2012 1:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Simple and effective

21 Nov 2012 9:46am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Living as we did in Roseville, and having friends in San Francisco, San Rafael and Novato, and reltives in San Mateo / Foster City, Martinex=z was just a town we went through...Yet there is a sadness that I fewel when I think of this town and after reading your words. Real people worked here, owned business, planned their lives...only to have them scattered to the winds like so many others . Your pictures tell this story so well....Thank you

21 Nov 2012 9:17pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

So clever framing, i like it

24 Nov 2012 11:14am 6X7 for iPhone
1/1153 second
ISO 50
33 mm (35mm equiv.)