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Walk Away

By minainerz
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Why do you walk away from me?
Following the light, leaving me in darkness.
It's cold here. So alone.


This was shot lying on the floor at the main Minneapolis Post Office. It used to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest "chandelier" in the world. No post processing done other than some slight underexposure.
Image size
702x954px 102.68 KB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 14, 2004, 5:01:33 PM
© 2004 - 2020 minainerz
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ampflo's avatar
this almost unreal, but it is very cool :)
minainerz's avatar
It is pretty unreal... yet it's totally real. Yay!
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minainerz's avatar
Thanks, it's a really awesome light fixture... a ton of fun to shoot!
krysolet's avatar
i'm sorry to be asking you but how much time did you sepnd to shoot this photo?
minainerz's avatar
Not very long, just a minute or three. I stopped by the post office one day to email the letter and saw the *awesome* light fixture. So, I came back the next day, and asked if I could shoot there. They said it was okay, so I just laid down on the floor, took out the wide angle lens, stuffed myself into a corner and shot. It helps that I wanted to underexpose for the look, so I got a nice clean noise-free shot. Yay!
krysolet's avatar
it's great shot ;-)
purplescales's avatar
They let you just lay down and take a picture? They must be nice....
minainerz's avatar
Yes indeed, very very nice. :) Unusual for federal employees in a federal building.
faranak3223's avatar
i just Love this one ! holly cow. it looks like its 3D and the top is coming out of the screen ! it really does feel like that !
i love the prespective as well. oh good luck to u one OWP challenge.. i hope u win it ! :dance:

take care.:aww:
minainerz's avatar
Awesome - glad the composition appealed to you. I hope I win the OWP challenge too, I've not won one yet, despite many submissions. :(
faranak3223's avatar
oh its ok.. i hope u win.. i realoly love this shot !
sso yeah.. dont give up :dance:
rickyrajat's avatar
oh wow, awesome perspective, i cant believe no one has commented on this...maybe because its too dark...great job in anycase...
minainerz's avatar
I've always liked it darker, but I've gotten so many complaints about it being hard to view. So, I uploaded a brighter shot. :)
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