Depot Town. Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Over the past couple months I’ve been experimenting with my Nikon DSLR and its video capabilities (which fall short of Canon by quite a large margin; mainly because of its frame rate. A good mechanism nonetheless). After a night of hockey with my brother in Ann Arbor, we came back to his place off of Michigan Ave. in neighboring Ypsilanti. Ypsi has a lot of history that, much like Detroit (to a lesser degree), hasn’t been maintained very well. Although it is sad to see such neglect, the town boasts–again, much like Detroit–a great canvas for artists. It also tells of time, giving one a sense of the area during its prime. I love that about dilapidation.

Remembering photographing the defunct train station in Ypsi’s Depot Town years back with my good ole Pentax 35mm, I figured I’d take some shots of the building and its closely surrounding areas. The shots comprised took me two days–upon review of the shots taken on the first day, I felt that more was needed. Considering I was playing hockey out there with my brother every weekend, I went back to the depot and obtained some more interesting shots (this time with a tripod). One thing I didn’t realize until after recording is the option to lock A/E (auto exposure), so as you can tell there is a good amount of exposure fluctuation. Maybe one day I’ll reshoot the video :).

Shot with Nikon D5000. 18-55mm/55-200mm Nikkor lenses.

3 thoughts on “Depot Town. Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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