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Diversity / Eclecticism

A rotating installation on the Korenmarkt, smack in the middle of Gent, displaying cultural diversity. Behind it the former Post office, a 1917 eclectic edifice combining amongst others neo-classicist and neo-gothical elements and now the 'Plaza' mall.

I was of course struck by the contrast in forms and textures and while editing this one I became fascinated by the two ways differences are used here. As a set of ever changing and swerving encounters in the installation and as a combination of cultural and stylistic citations, fixed in stone in the façade of the building. Change and consolidation…. It must have been a conscious act to place this installation at exactly this spot.

PCS2 tech: slightly cropped, altered the contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, enhanced the colour- and luminosity edges and surfaces, USM-ed , added a frame and saved for the web.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 1/20
F-Number : 6.3
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2006:12:02 13:19:47
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 50 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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