This is a photo of the same location (actually taken first) as Post No. 71, but taken under different weather conditions and from a different position/ point of view. I prefer this one over the other. I like the calm, serenity, and zen conveyed in this image... Do you have any thoughts or preferences?
Former home of the Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
At one point in it's history, Kodak was the largest employer in the city of Rochester. However, through the 1980's up to the present day, that role has diminished substantially. Kodak's bread and butter was photographic film, paper, and chemical products. The rise of the digital age translated to a subsequent decreased demand for the products produced by Kodak, and the exacerbated rate of decrease in company's decreased impact on the economy in Rochester. No longer can a local high school graduate follow in the footsteps of his mother and/or father and secure a blue collar job, with a decent wage, which provides means to live a modest middle class lifestyle. For the most part, those positions have been either eliminated entirely, or moved overseas.
This is a photo of a famous neighborhood diner in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I've always wanted to photograph this diner, but unfortunately, I didn't have my tripod with me. This was shot handheld, in manual, at 400 iso, at f1.8 (I believe- can't remember exactly). I will photograph this diner at iso 200 and f8.0 when I have my tripod. I'm sure it will come out better. Any thoughts on this one?