The day I first visited this location, there were two problems. The first one was that it was a working day, and there was too much activity to feel comfortable about taking the shot, particularly as the only suitable position was in their private car park. the second problem was the sun was behind me, so I was getting far too much reflection from the steel walls and glass. Thankfully I was able to return the following morning, which was a Saturday, and the sun was in front of me!
Same idea, different city!
Isn’t it great to be able to wander around industrial estates when the sun is shining! Much better than those boring country walks with nothing to see but lakes, valleys, trees and grass. I much prefer steel walls, security lighting, conduit and rivets!
When I am in a city, I often meet and converse with fellow photographers, but never do I see any when wandering around industrial estates at the weekend, as those of you who read my blog reglulary know I do. I was therefore wondering if this was an unhealthy obsession of mine?
The title doesn’t refer to my mental state, although there are some who would agree. No, the title is in reference to the ‘incomplete’ window in this image. Often in minimal compositions it is better not include the whole subject in a frame, to add intrigue and emphasise the abstraction.
This image is part of a series of images featuring that ever popular subject of ventilation grilles, which is a subset of my Industrial Minimalism series. I think I spend an unhealthy amount of time at the weekends wandering around deserted industrial estates!
The building in this upturned reflection is part of a derelict canal-side factory, abandoned and overgrown. However, with a touch of blur from a long hand-held exposure, to me it takes on a beautiful mysterious quality, almost impressionist in nature.
Although I would regard myself as a law abiding citizen, when it comes to photography I do like to break the rules, often deliberately as it disturbs the viewer, either consciously or subconsciously. The rule of thirds is one of the most commonly Continue reading
Another one from my 2014 Industrial Colour project, this photo typifies the thousands of small industrial units which can be found in my local area and beyond. The use of bright contrasting colours combined with straight lines really appeals to my minimal vision. Continue reading
I have no idea why a factory would paint its premises these colours, but they must have had their reasons! This is part of my Industrial Colour series, some of which I have already posted, and many more to come!
Part of my Industrial Colour series taken in my local area, this simple looking image was one of the more difficult ones to take. It was a day with heavy rain storms with short sunny spells and I had to wait at least an hour to get the right light. Continue reading
This image looks very simple, but was so difficult to take and process. That was because the ‘black’ windows are actually mirrored, and the only suitable place to take this photo was standing on a mound looking straight on. Continue reading
I was fascinated by the peeling paint, because it disturbs what is otherwise a plain and boring industrial shutter into a bizarre abstract. Unlike most of my ‘Colours of Industry’ photography which is about clean lines and regular geometric shapes, Continue reading
Very rarely do I go back to the same spot twice to take a photo, but this was one of the exceptions. The first time I saw this wall on an industrial estate I knew there was a good photo opportunity, but at that time it was rather dull and grey. Continue reading
I have always loved reading maps, something which my family find very strange. Whilst they can get engrossed in the latest best-seller, I will think nothing of picking up a map, or these days going to an online map, and browsing it. Continue reading
As one does, I was walking through a local industrial estate one Sunday morning when I came across this brightly painted building which really appealed to me. Continue reading