Author Topic: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)  (Read 2389 times)

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The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« on: December 29, 2015, 07:29:48 PM »
So while I was wandering around Main St on Christmas, I came across the very cool art-and-Hackensack-history mural. There were cars parked in every space in front of the Bridge St section, so I couldn't do a full shot or a normal stitch.

I wound up doing a very abnormal one.

Usually, you have to stand in one central spot, moving only the camera - normally from right to left because that's how the individual shots are fed into the program and stitched together. For some reason, I started at the far right (closer to Moore St) and stood between two cars to shoot the first panel and just kept on standing between cars while moving to the left to shoot each panel - totally backwards. That movement is why the same building shows up in the background of each shot instead of just once, as it would in a regular stitch.

This will NEVER stitch together, I thought, because I didn't stay in one spot, but I ran it anyway, feeding the images into the program in reverse order.

With couple of exceptions, it stitched, but not in a straight line. It usually looks bad to me to see the white area when a stitch doesn't line up, but this had kind of a rolling quality to it that I sorta liked. There are a few obvious glitches, but most of the information is there and the important images that covered multiple panels - like the train - are pretty much intact. Now you'll have to go down there to see for yourself how it really looks.

The stitch is nearly 7000 pixels-long and 1000 pixels high after you click to enlarge it, so get ready to rock 'n' scroll.

One thing that many people who go there may not notice is a small panel that faces Moore St and that's in the second image. I only noticed it because I went over to Moore St to shoot the parking lot where George's Club 20 was (and where Jimi Hendrix played a half-century ago).

Jimi would have loved the artwork.



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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 12:27:42 AM »
If you look above and to the left of the boy reading the book, you'll see the solar "night light" we installed for him.  There's another on the Main Street Side of the mural. To be continued...

(The one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people-eater was my daughter's idea.  Stephanie, the muralist, gladly obliged since we helped the artists prime).

Related topic: http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php/topic,3144.msg10740.html#msg10740

Thanks Bob.  Nice work.
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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 12:34:34 AM »
Main Street side...

(Oratam, Rah (Barber across the Street) and Lafayette).

Maybe Bob will do a stitch someday.
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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 01:39:00 AM »
Maybe Bob will do a stitch someday.

Actually, I got almost all of the Main St side in one shot. I probably could have included the missing horn-playing tree on the far right if I had stepped into traffic.

I was wondering who the man in the middle was...........I couldn't recall seeing his face in any history books. His hair, the mohawk and the powdered wig make quite a visual parade of styles - welcome to America.

And re the PPE: good call, Marley.


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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 05:22:32 PM »
This whole fence debate isn't exactly rocket science. Does the City have an ordinance governing construction fences? If the answer is "no", end of conversation.
If the answer is "yes", what does the ordinance say? If it controls height, measure it. If it is above the permitted height, the property owner cuts it down to the permitted height. If it is within the public right of way, the owner has to move it. If plywood isn't a permitted material, then the owner has to take it down and replace it. Simple,huh?

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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2016, 09:20:31 AM »
This was in today's Record (click to enlarge):
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Re: The 76 Main St construction site mural (Bridge St side)
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2016, 04:00:03 PM »
1,2. This year, I tried to look at the mural differently: Main and Moore views sorta connected and then intersected.

3. As for what's behind the mural, I did a 3-photo stitch through the fence. There's a large hole in the ground (76 main's old foundation) close to the far (Main St) side.

4. Turning to my left, I saw what looked like the Giants' front seven with Victor Cruz on both ends. But what really caught my eye was the curvy shadow of the straight-as-an-arrow top of the fence.


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