Weekly Photo Contest Sept 27th to Oct 4th - Repurposed

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  1. anotherscotsman macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]Sandia Theatre by another scotsman, on Flickr

    This is an example of a 1940's cinema building in Albuquerque that has been repurposed for retail use. What I'd like to see this week are examples of repurposing; anything from buildings to tools or anything in-between. Ideally something that has taken a bit of ingenuity or imagination to repurpose. There may be a bonus if either the new or original uses are difficult to guess...


    The rules are as per normal:

    · The photographs must be your own work.

    · Be creative and have fun.

    · You may only submit one photo per contest.

    · Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    · The contest runs for one week, starting NOW!

    · At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.

    · If the Judge is unable to complete the selection within 48 hours of the deadline for close, then a vote will be carried out to select a winner. This will be based on the number of "likes" each image has. In the event of a draw, the second place winner from the previous week will choose the tiebreaker.

    · The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).

    · Winners please update the Weekly Photo Contest Master thread
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/weekly-photo-contest-master-list-2015-tbd.1945331/

    Good luck!
     
  2. Alexander.Of.Oz, Sep 27, 2017
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    I guess I'll get the ball rolling, with two repurposed things in the one picture!

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    This was from Brooklyn on my NY trip. This was our first day and there was a lot of great artwork all over but this one really struck me.


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    The original use isn't immediately clear, but there are plenty of clues hinting at the degree and nature of the repurposing.

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    Faneuil Hall was always Boston's market and community center since the mid 1700s. It fell into extreme disrepair and was slated to be torn down. A group of committed Bostonians successfully saved the property in the 1970s and restored it to its original purpose.
     
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    My thought was that there weren't food courts in 1743, but I suppose an argument could be made that it's still technically a community center and therefore has not been repurposed. I guess the judge will decide, but if it's disqualified I won't be heartbroken; I just like seeing all of the creativity here (and am not particularly competitive). :)
     
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    I guess that depends on your definition of "market.". It was going to be torn down but was resurrected. I think it does satisfy the theme. anotherscotsman is a pretty reasonable guy.
     
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    The Werkspoortkathedraal ( 'railway cathedral') in Utrecht. The birthplace of trains and large steelconstructions. Nowadays in use a event centre, concert hall.
    Here you see a concert of the Ricciotti Orchestra playing with junior players from all over the country. Ricciotti is an orchestra that brings (symphonic) music to people and places that generally don't see/hear this kind of music: prisons, shopping malls, refugee centres
     
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    Outside the Contemporary Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Pretty sure there are some repurposed car and plane parts in there!
    [​IMG]_DSC4480-2 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
     
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    Oh, I almost missed this thread! I have kind of an off the wall entry.


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    We custom built our house six years ago and bought a property with a house that needed to be torn down (so basically we bought the lot and needed to clear it). We donated the original house to our county fire department to be used for training purposes. So the house (which we never lived in) was repurposed from a residential house to a set-on-purpose fire.
     
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    The Allegheny River Trail is an abandoned rail bed that was reclaimed and paved over to become a hike/bike trail that runs about 32 miles along Pennsylvania's Allegheny River. It is a spectacular place. The trail includes 2 tunnels. This is the literal light at the end of the tunnel. (2868' (874m) Rockland Tunnel.) It really is that black inside, even so close to the end.

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    Sorry, but I have nothing to offer :(

    Good luck, everybody...

    Cheers :)

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    Put up an older image and claim you are repurposing it from one theme to another. Sounds reasonable to me. :rolleyes:
     
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    Closed. Back to you shortly with the results.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 4, 2017 ---
    Shortly it is.

    Thanks to everyone who entered - great entries and good variety despite the theme perhaps being a bit more difficult to work to than many weeks.

    What follows is simply my personal take on each photo as it applies to the theme so please treat with the requisite pinch of salt. Sorry but my comments may be a bit more abbreviated than normal.

    AlexanderofOz: Right on theme with the repurposed baking tin. I like the way the colours and tones are muted to give a gentle, almost pastel tone to the picture. Something living coming from an item at the end of its original useful life. Nicely composed.

    Someoldguy: Again, nicely on theme with the industrial wheel (belt-drive?) supporting the mailbox. Nicely composed with the wheel between the posts but the high-contrast ambient light doesn't do it justice.

    Karnicopia: Trash container? as a medium for art - certainly repurposed. Looks a bit like stencil work to my untrained eye. Good spot and nice piece of urban life.

    Nathan King: Although the comments suggest that perhaps there hasn't actually been any repurposing; once and still a market/meeting hall, these weekly events are meant to be about a bit of fun and learning for all so I'm not going to disqualify the entry. I really like the B&W treatment - nicely exposed with loads of detail everywhere in the scene - enough going on to give the perception of a bustling venue without being too distracting. Nice perspective in a challenging venue.

    Susurs: The bowl is certainly repurposed! Despite not being a particular cat-lover, I think you've captured what I consider to be a typical cat feature; couldn't-care-less :) Nice use of DoF to really focus on the cat who's pose is great.

    Oblomow: From industrial factory to artistic venue, certainly repurposed. Good contrast between the exposed and redundant ironworks and the more refined orchestra musicians. Wouldn't have thought the acoustics were up to much though...

    Apple fanboy: From junk to art...amazing what you can get away with by calling it art but that's a topic for another discussion;) B&W treatment works well, especially against the backdrop of the tower-block housing. Portrays (to me) the sort of sticking plaster use to which 'art' can be used to try to enrich otherwise sterile urban environments. That might be a bit too deep...

    VIPmediastar: Nice repurposing of bike. Nicely composed street scene where no-one appears to be paying any attention to the performance (assuming one was taking place). Gives a good impression of everyone too busy getting on with their own lives. I like the vibrant colours in contrast to the relatively subdued urban environment. Makes me smile (and that takes something...)

    Molly: repurpose a home for a fire training venue - an arsonist's dream :) I like the warm colour tones (autumnal/fire) of the scene but it would have been great to have captured some more fireman activity to really put it in perspective. Must have been exciting!

    Deep diver: A lot of rail lines were repurposed like that in the UK in the 1960's (Beeching cuts). I like the really moody capture that still manages to highlight some detail in the brickwork. Almost post-industrial atmosphere where you can imagine the trains speeding through with purpose.


    Now the hard bit.

    1st AlexanderofOz

    2nd VIPmediastar

    3rd Susurs (despite the cat)

    I'd like to give special mentions to Nathan King and to Deep Diver.

    Thanks again to everyone who submitted and over to Alexander for the next one.
     
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    A great theme and great entries. Alexander's image is outstanding and very worthy of the win. Congrats to all.
     
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    Yes I actually had better storytelling photos but didn't want to post them with the location on their uniforms. Maybe I should have used one if those and blurred out the names.

    Great theme and congrats to the winners!!
     
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    Well done everyone. Great theme as it really had me thinking for a few days what I could post. Then I remembered the sculpture.
    Problem is I knew I had a pretty rubbish photo of it. Should have taken a bit more time to find a better composition.
     
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    Big range of entries this week !My shot was just a quick grab from the car ( Hey , look at that , and turned around) and the light was harsh . The site isn't exactly around the corner so wasn't able to get back later when the light was better . Congrats to the winners , but poor @mollyc .....burned her house down to get a good pic for the contest , and not even an honorable mention .
     
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    Thanks for the feedback and judging @anotherscotsman ! The fencing behind the cake tin was made from recycled floorboards as well, hence my initial two-for-one comment about it. I have never used a negative (white) vignette on any of my images before, but this one was begging for it. A little bit of selective clarity was applied to the cake tin and it brought out those wonderful soft colours.

    A nice range of repurposed images this week from everyone!

    Will go see if I can scrounge up my thinking cap and put it to work for the next topic.
     
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