Date Time Original : 2012-05-28 15:58:57
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Published: Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 07:01:20 PM
While these sites do have a lot to offer, you have chosen an excellent sky as the dramatic backdrop, so we have an intermingling of nature and industrialism. The lighting also really plays with the patterns inherent in the design. Here, as in the other photos that go with it, your composition also transforms a place into a photo. There's a sense of majesty here which you've helped create and convey. Again, a very nice, crisp, and consistent series.
Wolfgang, I am not sure if a monochrom will enforce the technical aspect? Great selection of details.
sorry for late response - my job these days obviously leaves too little room for PN...
Nevertheless: Big thanks for your favourable comments. I agree, these industrial sites are as such all but aesthetic and come along with dirt, noise, pollution,... This is a former steel production site in Ruhr area in Germany, nowadays out of service but opened for the public. For about a century coal and steel production shaped the region and meant job and having a roof over their head - but at the cost of working "in" a machine like this. So, I can't deny a certain fascination I try to convey by emphasizing patterns and shapes (like the recurring "bend pipe" theme).
I have to compose myself in order to comment on this photo...I am still laughing at Jack's "ping pong ball" comment.
I have always been fascinated by large industrial structures and you've done great justice to this one. The lighting accentuates the repeating patterns of towers and railings, and the sky, as Fred said, serves as both a contrast, as well as a complementary counterpart.
Richard John Edwards
Wolfgang, another wonderful inclusion to your industrial folio, I love the use of repetition here.The right side of the image square cropped makes for a really nice image as well.
Fred, Jeff, Jack,
big thanks for your encouraging comments :-).
@Jack: funny idea - I can imagine this thing starting to rattle and rumble, shake and smoke and pop out ping-pong balls from the chimney to right ;-)
Your capture nudges this into an otherworldly direction. Almost like a digitized backdrop to a sci-fi thriller. An opening scene of sorts.
Strong picture. Great industrial shot and it expresses the title perfectly. The tones are great. What would be perfect would be if we learned that this thing turned out ping-pong balls.
I am pleased to see you are continuing with the industrial theme. Although places like this are mostly considered an "eyesore" for me they retain a fascination. The design although intended to be strictly functional, possess a pattern of lines and pipes that remind me of looking at an orchestra pit, there are repetetive shapes and forms, and the light has accentuated this to a large degree. The imagination can run wild amongst this landscape and the tones employed invite one to do just that. I am seeing a deserted space station that lost contact with earth a hundred years ago. Wonderful thought provoking material!