Under the Uptown Marquee

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 28 2010

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Category: street

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Christmas Lights Out

The thousands of lights lay dormant on the holiday afternoon. Nary a pedestrian, but a rare two ‘a crossin, to engage in trade of fine United States currency for a warm seat in front of the silver screen. Hennepin streaks by in its unenthused dirty brown, its proud asphalt dirtied by salt and snow, and deserted by its belove’d autos.

The photo works largely because of the imposing force of the marquee, taking the place of the sky above the life below. It’s this looming dark cloud with bending diagonal lines within like furrows on a brow. The thick contemplating brow of the low hanging thunderhead, suspended in deep philosophical thought as to which sinner it shall smite on this Christmas Day with a bolt of destruction powerful enough to be worshiped.

A bit far?

My lovely Uptown.

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