Bit of a stretch! … no one home yet —- but soon! This is the new mall being built at University Town Center and is due to open in October 2014. Costing a projected $315 million it is a 2 level enclosed mall with Saks, Dillards and Macys being 3 of the anchor stores – plus another 100 specialty stores and restaurants (approximately half of which are anticipated to be new to the market). Construction will create 1,000 jobs in addition to the 2,000 long-term jobs expected upon completion. I was living in Minneapolis when the Mall of America opened there in 1992 – I went on Day 2 – WHAT an experience – I see it is still the second largest in the States – we lived 20 minutes away and I just LOVED going there.
This is my attempt at tilt shift photography … I discovered that I could try and do it using Photoshop Elements – my problem was that I felt I couldn’t find something where I was really high enough to be looking down – I’m going to try and find somewhere during this next year during my travels, practice makes perfect right! The first shot was taken at St Armands Circle, the second from the roof of the car park downtown near Hollywood 20 – I’m fascinated the way this technique simulates a miniature scene – I saw a photo done looking down on a football game – that was really clever.