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Prep for a dumporama

I remembered I had a few odd dumporamas (a grungy take on panoramas) in my archives, which need to be posted. While these dumporamas aren’t as gritty as I’d have them, do take note of the ultimate dumporama featuring an aesthetically very pleasing row of dustbins. Why, yes, I’m weird. I genuinely hated the least about today that I found a rubbish photo of rubbish.

Loopy railway platform

Loopy railway platform

A gem of brutalist architecture

A gem of brutalist architecture

The ultimate dumporama

The ultimate dumporama

I accidentally panoramaed something nice

I accidentally panoramaed something nice

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. I love them … great lines in the dumporama! The architecture really IS brutal. Looks like some of the suburbs of Stockholm … Very few of the apartments seem to have balconies?!

    It’s so much fun to do those panorama pictures, I’ve discovered now!

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    1. I’m happy that you joined the panorama people club 🙂 It’s fun, though harder than it looks.

      I quite like brutal architecture, it feels home to me. The standard socialist flats would be high rise and would have no balconies – the ones in my picture are newish, comparatively, and not so brutal. We still have huge sprawling peripheral estates full of this kind of building, but they’re gradually being renovated or demolished – to make way for another shopping mall.

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  2. The loopy railway platform looks great! I love taking panoramas now that I know how.

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    1. It’s great to see the panorama virus spreading :-d I’m glad that you like mine, though I’m not really happy with the distorted perspective I can’t quite get rid of when taking a panorama. I need to practise more!

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      1. I didn’t know you could! Get rid of it I mean

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        1. You can’t get rid of the distortion completely, but depending on your subject, you can make it less pronounced. Also, I have found out that it’s better to stand close to the subject that you’re trying to take a panorama of. It’s a bit counterintuitive but it works.

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          1. Will have to try that!

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  3. This post is awesome. “Loopy railway platform” and “I accidentally panoramaed something nice” are my favorites. The “Prep for a dumporama” is also magical.

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    1. Ha! “Magical” dustbins you say, that’s a good one. And I agree. I edited the normal, non-panorama photo in Snapseed, it has some good, quite hardcore grunge filters.

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  4. these are dumporama-tastic

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    1. Thank you! I realise my taste is probably not to everyone’s taste, but I perversely enjoy taking pictures of ugly things 😉

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      1. I like that kind of pictures a lot. It’s either making me think about them just the way they are or I’m looking at them as long as I can find some beauty in them.
        It’s like with humans and everything else I guess. You would always find good and bad sides to anyone and anything 😉

        But also I think I am just weird.
        Although, I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing …

        The ultimate dumporama is great by the way 😉

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        1. Thank you for your interesting and thoughtful comment! I’m with you, there is a potential for beauty everywhere. I think I’m weird too, and I don’t hate it. Maybe weirdness brings about enhanced perception and creativity.

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          1. I guess that might be pssible 😉
            At least, that would explain a lot…

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