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''Nightwalk'' by Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

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Out and about with my daughter on the streets of Louisville, Ky. This is a high crime area- lots of rape and murder. I actually felt about 90% safer walking in New York City at night than here. The town I live in (in a neighboring state) is small, and when the shops close at 8:00 p.m. or so, the whole place shuts down! It’s filled with convenient stores on one end and boutiques on the other. Not much going on around here. (Which is why I’m extremely jealous of you Aussies!)

That said, I’m on a bordering state, so 5 minutes away, the city is filled with ballets, homeless people, a major airport, art museums, skyscrapers: two completely different worlds within minutes of each other. When I shoot abandoned houses, I stay in my state. When I want to lean toward photojournalism, I hit the bridge and cross over. ;)
Louisville, KY/Home of the Kentucky Derby
Long exposure/handheld/RAW/manual
Canon G3/GIMP/shot in black and white, as most of my shots are.
(added grain)

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black and white, film grain, lighting, exposure, brightness, darkness, grit, texture, metal, steel, birgitta, street, streetscape, sidewalk, nightshot, industrial, louisville, kentucky

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  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 2 years ago

    If you don’t go to Central Park at night or to outskirts you can walk pretty much anywhere at night here without a fear! Trust me! I DO! :)))
    Awesome shadows here :)

  • I believe it. I tried to tell my Mom that I was perfectly alright in Times Square after dark – because there are loads of people everywhere. (As you know. :) It’s little places like this that you have to worry about. (I’m used to shooting abandoned places and “creepy” places but even I wouldn’t venture into Central Park at night!)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 2 years ago

    Stunning work Birgitta!!!

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    I got stripes, stripes upon my shoulders & these chains, chains, chains are dragginme down!
    The place where I come from is a small town
    They think so small, they use small words
    But not me, I’m smarter than that,
    I worked it out!
    Two songs that sprung to mind when I saw this artwork!
    Yep its got a sinister feel to it for sure but its also very atmospheric & its a cool piece of artwork Birgitta :o) xx

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    Why exactly are you jealous of us Aussies? I must admit, after reading this I went to google maps, and the map of Louisville left me very confused. It’s all wrapped in pink borders that don’t make any sense to me…I certainly get the feeling of desolation and terror from this image though!

  • Oh Mel, if you saw my backdrops compared to yours….ha…you’d know why! You have seas and gorgeous trees and landscapes and amaaaaazing things over there- I’m sitting here with about 500 cows, 4 cornfields, and a brown, muddy river. (I’ve only wanted to come to Australia for about 25 years now.) Maybe someday. :) I do feel lucky though. After years of seeing Australia through Redbubble- I really do feel like I’ve been there, and better yet, I’ve gotten to know many of you personally! I never would have gotten that through just a “vacation” years ago. (It’s still at the top of my list of places I’m going to eventually travel to. ;)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 2 years ago

    Whoa!!! Rather spooky and waiting for some mugger to jump out of the shadows, B.!!!! BTW, a fantastic image, with excellent composition & lighting and the added grain just makes it a real ‘classic’!!! Also, if you’re jealous of us Aussies, maybe you should consider coming ‘downunder’ for a visit – you may never want to leave either!

  • Oh believe me, someday (soooomeday) I’m coming to Australia. And when I do, I’m going to send out a massive Redbubble PM. hehe..

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 2 years ago

    I’m visiting the US in August and Louisville, KY is on my list….I had a feeling it might be an underbelly type of place…..

    Fantastic image…xx

  • It’s pretty bad, Lisa. The city is torn between between the affluent and the dirt-poor. In between, the business men and women with their cell phones walk quickly to brunches while there are those who brunch on only liquor and crack. But with that said, the city is full of culture (horse racing, banjos, and ‘bluegrass") and it can be a wonderful place to visit if you’re downtown in the bistro/artsy turf.

    (There’s an abandoned train station that I’d love to get into over there. I’m working on it. ;)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    nice shot, glad you made it back all safe lol

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    You’re a long way from any beaches, it’s true! I’m sure you’ve got some beautiful landscapes though! Au is as big across as the US, so there are many varied scapes to see, just a lot less people :)

  • You’re used to all of that beauty! I promise you, there’s nothing here like there is there. (Not even close.) We have beaches, and palm trees, and other beautiful things…wait…hold on…maybe I’m just used to your photography. hehe…

    Ok. I’ve figured it all out. ;)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Great idea and wonderful arrangement; so very beautiful artwork:)
    Thank you to inspire million friends and me.
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  • NASH30
    NASH30over 2 years ago

    Nicely done Birgitta. Use of the shadows is wonderful.

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