I like to play with pictures
I don't think it is a secret by now, but I love to play with my digital camera. Taking picture is one of the attractions, and doing small modifications when things are not the way I want them is another.
In the picture you may see a building which was erected at the beginning of the Great Depression, confirming to the Streamline Style which will be known as the Art Deco a few years later.
At the time the construction was built, it was the highest in Lansing, and the City Hall passed an ordinance which restricted tall buildings around it on a certain radius, so that anyone can see it. And there was a limit to the heights of the buildings downtown Lansing. Although they built quite a few tall buildings after this one, which originally was known as Olds Tower Bank, and as Boji Tower these days, so far nothing is taller than this structure in Lansing, except for the Capitol building which had been built a few decades before.
When I took the pictures, the traffic was not too bad. The traffic light kept the cars clear for my shooting, however all the hanging distractions were still there, hanging traffic lights, directional signs and the like. It was not what I wanted in the picture.
So, using GIMP, an open source software, I spent a few hours and cleaned the mess! Of course, I added the missing floors to this final view.
Image Credit » CHF