Preservation Photo Contest Submissions

May 27, 2014

siloSixteen photographs of structures important to Carmel’s past and present were submitted for the first Preservation Month Photo Contest. Winner Kiel Kinnaman submitted a photo of the Foster-Kendall Grain Elevator, which stood one block south of the Monon Depot Museum along the Monon Greenway. Vacant for a number of years, it was demolished in 2012.

Local photographer Mary Kissel judged the submissions and chose Kiel’s image as the winner because of its high impact, good use of light, sharp focus, graded scale of color and compelling composition. She explained, “This image takes me from one era to the next. The scratches on the surface shout worn and rugged as it still towers over the landscape. Clearly a silo from days gone by but then my eye is led to the top here I see mid-20th century VHF/UHF antennas blazing in the bright sun. All at once I imagine two eras in the history of Carmel, Indiana.”

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