Close up of the façade of the old warehouse that is attached to the abandoned Spillers flour mill, in Royal Victoria Docks at Silvertown, London, England. Nature now doing its best to reclaim the site with invasive Buddleia shrubs thriving in the decaying brickwork. Personally I love this building and once again, just wish I could get closer to it, but it is deemed dangerous and surrounded by water and high security fencing.
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serp2000 (43108) 2014-07-27 1:19
Hmm, amazing and so plural view of the abandoned old building. Excellent and some artistic photo, Brian. This view reminds me some places in Christiania in Copenhagen. Have you been there? I'd like to show a few photos some later.
Have a great Sunday!
lousat (87134) 2014-07-27 1:55
Hi Brian,abandoned buildings are always a great opportunity,and you caught very well the facade with bright colors and fine detail,and with a great work in PP,an HDR i think....but the original color of the door was orange or white? I can't understand the real effect of the time and weather work on the door....ehehe....have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
annjackman (21674) 2014-07-27 2:02
Wow - this is fabulous. You have brought out so much detail and colours in the brickwork and broken windows. I can understand why you love this building.
Kind Regards, Ann
CLODO (33422) 2014-07-27 2:31
a good eye to detect the potentiality of this picture, enhanced by an oversaturaion to make us discover the many details of this old building.
snunney (94885) 2014-07-27 3:01
A precisely framed composition featuring this abandoned flour mill. I like very much the the agreeable blend of harmonious tones captured here under a sympathetic ambient light and the superb detail to be observed in the crumbling brickwork. The white door perfectly placed makes an ideal focal point.
carlo62 (43557) 2014-07-27 3:06
una costruzione abbandonata, ma un ottimo soggetto per la tua foto.
Bella inquadratura e bei dettagli, mi ricorda la mia foto del vecchio ospedale di Volterra.
Eccellente composizione, come sempre.
mesutilgim (92364) 2014-07-27 3:21
Hello Brian, my neighbour today !
Very nice capture of this abandoned old house's fassade with good layout and perfect sharpness.
Great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2014-07-27 3:24
it is a beautiful building, from a yoke when even industrial architecture had thought and design behind out. I also find that white door rather menacing too, almost like it invites us step inside, climb the stairs and find find what hidden things lurk On the upper levels. This would be an excellent place for a horror movie!
All the best
shreya2000 (2131) 2014-07-27 4:01
Very good picture with different natural colours. I like this picture. I like the barren bushes growing on the wall.
dta (74789) 2014-07-27 5:23
Hello Brian ,
A pitty that this old bricked building is abandoned . But it provides a superb subject for teh photographer .
I like the graphism , and the well saturated colors .
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-27 5:53
I love the rich colours and the composition. Looks a bit like HDR. An excellent image. I could look at this for ages to take in all of the detail.
delpeoples (56726) 2014-07-27 7:15
Ciao dear Brian
You know there's about 20 fascinating photos within this one photo. The textures and tones of each and every one of them are unique and so compelling. I like your tight frame and the strong contrast/saturation. How wonderful that you managed to find a characteristic old mill like this, still so untouched.
Best wishes and thanks for sharing this little cracker
Nicou (136148) 2014-07-27 7:29
quel graphisme de façade fantastique image et captage avec toute ces vitres celles cassées cette végétation qui s'accroche à la paroi et la couleur brique quel rendu et effet quel belle image.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (73492) 2014-07-27 10:52
A façade that's full of eye-catching details and ready for a good photographer like you to be there and take such a great picture!
I love all those colors!
TFS - congrats,
tyro (23590) 2014-07-27 17:29
I can understand your desire to get closer to this building. But is that a desire to get so close that you might get inside for some interesting shots, to get some more "personal" shots from outside, or is it simply that boyish craving to do something which is clearly forbidden?
Whatever the reason, you have still managed to produce a fabulous image from some distance, making the best use of a long lens. The regular "graphic" disposition of the windows (and the white door, of course) is very attractive and I love the contrasts between the different coloured bricks and the blue reflections of the sky from the intact parts of the windows.
Lovely light and fine vibrant colours, good simple composition and exceptional details and sharpness.
rychem (32245) 2014-07-27 21:04
Great photo, I like the contrast between old windows, beautiful texture of walls and green ivy, bravo
jjcordier (79295) 2014-07-27 22:55
Un cadrage parfait de cette étonnante vieille façade que tu as transformée en oeuvre d'art!
COSTANTINO (62669) 2014-07-27 22:59
Hello my dear friend
dynamic capture of this abondened construction
with wonderful colors and tones of flowers
adding beauty you have broken our so much details
and colors in the brickwork
abondoned but interesting
emka (91512) 2014-07-27 23:37
Hello Brian, Marvelous shot. What a subject for photographers. Amazing this creeper. Perfect composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jcpix (13846) 2014-07-28 6:15
C'mon B, where's your spirit of adventure....forget the warnings, jump over those fences and get in there for a closer look. Not afraid of a little electricity or raw sewage water, are ya'? :) O.K., better safe than sorry, I get it. lol
No need to get any closer though when you can pull off this kind of shot anyway, and a lot safer too! I mentioned it before, but I'll say it again, one man's "trash" is another mans treasure. Case in point, this old, decrepit exterior...which is still in better shape than myself!?
Love the varied, rustic colors and detail you've extracted from this, and all of the broken out windows actually hold an odd charm. A super arrangement of textures and even some graphism, awesome result! Hope all has been going well. Take it easy mate.
Cheers from across the pond,
ChrisJ (109532) 2014-07-29 14:38
Fantastic colour saturation and contrasts between the orange red and blue with the green ivy at left completing the palette. Looks like the physical Graffiti album cover from Led Zeppelin. Excellent control over perspective. Tfs!
macjake (64704) 2014-08-05 4:54
nature will always win out!
nature will cover and destroy buildings if it were not for man taking care of the building.
and here's proof of that. you should take another photo of this building in 20 years and see how it looks! thats if its still here.
I know i've said it before, but every time you show us this building, i get the urge to throw a rock at the windows :)
love this for obvious reasons, its right up my alley.
love the windows along the bottom which are covered in brick!!!
see you around
Gerrit (51906) 2014-08-15 4:28
You're doing a great series of London.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 0:58