Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Mall of America Escalator by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

September 2023 - Mall of America Escalator

About the Image(s)

Mall of America Escalator - Stan Bormann
Shot with an iPhone 14 Pro Max at 1/100 sec, f/2.2, 2.22mm ISO 80. The Mall of America was the largest indoor mall when it was built, now the the mall in Edmonton Alberta Canada has been enlarged to be bigger. Both of these malls were built by the same people who are from Edmonton. The Mall of America has an amusement park in the middle of it and as a result it tends to be a noisy place and that was by design. Supposedly people spend more money or something. The escalator goes between floors 1 and 2 just outside Macys.

5 comments posted

John Roach   John Roach
I like near perfect symmetry and wonderful tonality of the image. I say near perfect in that it looks like the advertisement panel on each side of the Elevator are not spaced to achieve good symmetry and yet you seem dead center with your focus on the escalator. Nicely done image.   Posted: 09/14/2023 15:02:45

Chris Prior   Chris Prior
There is a great range of tones and the mono suits well. Those people on the escalator play a vital role to provide scale and without them the mall would look rather empty. The BOSS signs contrast well with the lighter background and while they do compete for attention they also force me to explore the area and detail around the escalator then upward to the ceiling round the sides and back to the bottom then repeat so I find that very effective. The squarish format works well with that.   Posted: 09/17/2023 04:45:51
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
A problem I did not seem to be able to fix was the lack of detail in the banner on the left. For some reason, the capture with a cell phone had none or a least very little. The original did not even have the small amount of detail at the bottom of the banner. I like the image, perhaps I should try something else again.   Posted: 09/22/2023 10:49:11

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The nearly symmetrical composition is off-perfection just enough to create visual tension. For example, the two escalators are not exactly centered between the hanging banners to add interest, in my opinion. The tension or contrast between the empty up escalator and the crowded down escalator add the the visual tension.   Posted: 09/21/2023 13:44:37

Don York   Don York
I agree with my colleagues comments. For me the Boss adds, tend to dominate the image and I want to see around them to view the rest of the shopping mall.   Posted: 09/22/2023 11:37:50


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