Photographer's Note

Motown Reflections

When you want to take a reflection photo in Detroit, I guess there is only one way to do it: through the reflections in the shiny bonnet of a car, the product with which the city got big and earned it its nickname Motown, short for the Motor Town. Detroit is the centre of the U.S. automobile industry and General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all three present in the city with their headquarters. Motown is of course also the name of a record company, which was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit in 1960, best known for its soul music with pop influences with artist such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson (The Jackson 5), Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.

I found this reflection at Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit. The reflections here show St. Aloysius Catholic Church. I don’t know much about cars, so I couldn’t tell whether this one is actually a real Detroit model.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 484/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-07-26 17:17
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1489 kb

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