Bethany Helzer

has been a member since Apr 2008 and goes by riotjane.

Half of my work reflects the world of the forgotten. Growing up near Detroit, there was no shortage of this. Mostly I found myself intrigued by the beautiful architecture of a city in neglect, and wanted to document it before it all disappeared. I've taken a lot of slack from people because I choose to do this. This isn't exploitation. It's appreciation of something that is almost extinct. Now that I live in Madison, I can focus on nature and portraits. Most of the buildings are intact here.

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autumn abandonment

18 Nov 2010163 views, 30 favorites, 21 comments
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creepy piano baby

4 Jan 2010353 views, 21 favorites, 15 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Something Strange Comes This Way"

rain, rain, please go away....

27 Oct 2009394 views, 31 favorites, 10 comments
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21 Sep 2009827 views, 85 favorites, 42 comments
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she thinks she's people.

25 Aug 2009550 views, 41 favorites, 18 comments
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70/365/year2 me and my very heavy, new friend.

11 Jan 20091082 views, 64 favorites, 28 comments
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68/365/year2 one man's trash....

11 Jan 2009248 views, 10 favorites, 6 comments
Hot! In "Photo Challenge: Markets"

just let go.

27 Sep 20081855 views, 112 favorites, 39 comments
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265/365 make this pain subside

31 Jul 20081065 views, 39 favorites, 13 comments
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Exercising my early morning freedom of expression.

14 Jul 2008319 views, 14 favorites, 11 comments
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my "new" brownie

29 Jun 20081585 views, 31 favorites, 11 comments
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so serious

26 Apr 2008364 views, 22 favorites, 10 comments
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Bethany's votable photos

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Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

A: Do you know?