Urban Decay - Photography Contest [52 entries]

Broken Beauty Picture

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Contest goal:

No matter what city you are in, you can find at least one area that seems to have been forgotten. We often avoid these areas of burned buildings and boarded up houses because we think they are ugly... but let's take a different look at it.... Take a picture that clearly shows the decay of an urban area but try and do it in an artistic and beautiful way.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: locksmagic

locksmagic: oh my favorite! ( 5 years and 2163 days ago )
cabldawg71: go take some new ones :P lol can i take rural urban decay?
( 5 years and 2163 days ago )
jfish: LoL...Adam, even before I opened this one I knew you would be happy. ( 5 years and 2163 days ago )
m0nm0n: i like this contest idea, but i can't find any place near me :S
i wanted to try it in HDR ( 5 years and 2162 days ago )
friiskiwi: Does it have to be outside shots? ( 5 years and 2161 days ago )
cabldawg71: I don't believe so friikiwi and I was wondering about rual decay also but it does say urban ( 5 years and 2160 days ago )
friiskiwi: Looking at the entries so far I agree, It obviously doesn't need to be outside. ( 5 years and 2159 days ago )
kyricom: There are two barns kind of close together near us... does that count as "urban?" ( 5 years and 2159 days ago )
friiskiwi: "An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations, but the term is not commonly extended to rural settlements such as villages and hamlets."

The contest says 'Urban' so I would say rural settings are off theme. ( 5 years and 2159 days ago )
kyricom: Hey... there's an extremely high population density - OF COWS!!! ( 5 years and 2159 days ago )
marina08: I love the abandoned places, the forgotten houses, the decaying ones. I find them beautiful. When they renovate them, then the magic is gone. ( 5 years and 2158 days ago )
Drivenslush: and so are the Rats and the Roaches and the Smell... etc..(Just kidding, I know what you mean) ( 5 years and 2158 days ago )

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Broken Beauty - created by locksmagic

Broken Beauty
Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/52Score: 72.6% (43)14944 views

(5 years and 2162 days ago)

Blooming landscapes - created by Maltem

Blooming landscapes
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/52Score: 70.2% (36)16455 views

Former East Germany (5 years and 2162 days ago)

The wonder - created by William

The wonder
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/52Score: 69.5% (30)12975 views

(5 years and 2162 days ago)

Demise - created by ray

Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/52Score: 69.1% (25)14439 views

All things fall with time. (5 years and 2162 days ago)

public money - created by lincemiope

public money
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/52Score: 66.5% (17)12913 views

(5 years and 2160 days ago)