Friday, May 11, 2012

From an old factory

This was once a factory that made fish oil and fish meal. It closed down in the mid 1980s. Now it is finally going to be torn down to make way for a large housing project. It seems to be about time. But meanwhile it is a popular subject for photographers.

I found that the machinery inside was well suited for monochrome.

Have a nice week-end!

30 comments:

The Silver Bunny said...

Is it because it was left untouched by man for so long ; the machinery in the last photo looks positively organic ....

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My absolute favorite places to photograph are abandoned factories, they are excellent for monochrome and HDR.

Anne said...

Æ smile :-))) dette vet du jeg liker. Linjene og fargene i det første var enormt Rune. Tøft!!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with you and with Woody, and these are terrific B&W captures, Rune! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Dina said...

Good that the place will live on in y'all's photographs.

John said...

This old industrial stuff always makes good shots.

HansHB said...

Flotte bilder, fine komposisjoner!
Ønsker deg en herlig fredda'!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

RUNEE -- Terrific monochrome. Like how you captured the aged feeling of the building in your window shot. -- barbara

Lew said...

There is a melancholy feel to these old factories that time has passed by. When the factories were new, they were subjects for the old masters of photography. Around here there is an effort to preserve the old buildings and find new uses for them.

Barbara said...

So atmospheric - what a great place for photos. Just love the textures in the b&w.

Darlene said...

As usual, you found things to photograph. It was interesting to see the difference the betweein the one in color and the monochrome. See, I've learned something new again. I always thought they were just called black and white. Maybe that's just because I have always called them black and white. I have also discovered that photographing anything old can be extremely impressive. Thanks again Rune, for posting these terrific photos!!

Birdman said...

Rust never sleeps.

becky said...

Makes me think of old bones :)
Happy weekend, Rune!

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

you have a special eye for these details and I have said that before. the angle, the corners, the perspective - amazing how out of nothing you create amazing photographic objects!

truels said...

What a piece of gold to find with your camera! Great photo :-)

Rizalenio said...

If only that machinery could talk...

Very interesting photos. :) It tells a lot of stories. :)

Irene said...

Spennende bilder, Rune! Slike bilder faller jeg for (som du sikkert skjønner av min ferd til bilkirkegården).

Ha en fin ny uke!

Irene

imac said...

There's beauty in these old buildings my friend, and you really captured that.

Banjo52 said...

I see the appeal of both color and black and white, but here I prefer the subtle gradations of the colors. They really add a lot.

Jackie said...

There is something about rust that draws me...especially when I have my camera in hand. I love these!!!

Wenche said...

Du finner det du, og jammen gjør du ting vakkert med kamera. Flott Rune :0) Har mye å lære av deg :0)

Malyss said...

Such places are very attractive as soon as you have a camera!Your B&W makes feel more sadness, it shows something more definitive,more ineluctable..

Petra said...

The first picture looks perfect. It's interesting that although it presents an old destroyed building, it doesn't make one feel depressed. In my opinion, it's because of the structure and the colours, they are nicely balanced.

EG CameraGirl said...

For sure if I lived nearby, I would want to photograph it!

Reader Wil said...

These are pieces of art! Beautiful in all its decay as old people are (sometimes) and flowers that are past flowering.
Actually I was looking for your benches of the week. Is this meme still going on? Have a great week.

Amish Stories said...

Interesting image's, and warm greetings from Amish country. Richard

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Rune!

Ken Mac said...

Wow, it still holds its ancient belt. Please show more!

Emm said...

I love these photos! I recently discovered Kent is full of abandoned hospitals, schools and factories. I can't wait to explore around here.

lynnwiles said...

Seriously, you could do a solo exhibit of your fabulous window shots and this one would be on the poster advertising the show. I also love the b&w machinery. Great job Rune. Sorry I got so far behind viewing your and everyone's blogs. Too much getting in the way, if you know what I mean.