The broken windows and abandoned façade of the old cement works beside the River Adur just north of Shoreham-by-sea in West Sussex, England.
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snunney (99968) 2014-02-24 1:41
A superb study in tone and texture. Precisely framed and with excellent rendering of the textural detail under a sympathetic ambient light. A real find, this battered old façade.
Royaldevon (39338) 2014-02-24 1:57
Not our usual interpretation of the word 'shattered' but wow, it describes your scene perfectly!
Apart from your obvious strong textural details, I just love this very classy composition. You have studied the scene and cropped with great care.
Have a lovely day,
mesutilgim (95378) 2014-02-24 2:02
Great capture ! It reminds me to the old fassades in the former East Berlin !
TFS and best regards
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-24 3:38
Excellent minimal composition from you today. I like your framing a lot, Brian. Great sharp image quality with nice graphism. Nice one indeed. Tfs.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-24 3:45
very nicely seen and thought.like the tight frame and the effect and the mood created.
dta (78544) 2014-02-24 4:13
I suppose that it is a ugly place , but is is an excellent picture . Perfect framing and exposure and superb graphism .
tyro (25282) 2014-02-24 4:56
Certainly not as visually appealing as Arundel Castle but nonetheless a splendid photographic subject which you have captured exceedingly well here.
The oblique lighting has brought out the textures in the rough facade of the building and the blue reflections off the broken window panes contrast well with the red and rusted metal window frames. A fine symmetrical composition with good light and colours and your usual exceptional details and clarity.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-24 5:13
Not one of wonderful beauties of nature this time. Like the way the verticals and the horizontals have divided the frame into small squares which are further sub-divided by the window frames. Excellent graphism presented. An original observation and execution. Thanks for sharing.
annjackman (21899) 2014-02-24 5:38
The red and blue of the shattered windows is perfect against the grey façade. The symmetry works very well and I like this a lot.
Kind Regards, Ann
rychem (36765) 2014-02-24 8:38
A photo of passage of time, a photo to think, good capture of an old structure, the vertical format is well chosen, the texture of the wall is very well shown, bravo
williewhistler (16398) 2014-02-24 9:01
the crop is just perfect for the well chosen square format filling the frame as it does with a stunning shot,taken at good time of day the jagged edges of the broken windows stand out really well, giving lots of drama and impact to a technically perfect photograph.
All the best Les.
Noel_Byrne (31414) 2014-02-24 11:34
Its so sad to see buildings like this. The broken windows look always like eyes that have endured pain, and I think perhaps my habit of putting human emotions and expressions to buildings causes me to feel oddly in tune with their appearance. This place would once have been somebodies utter pride, today no more than what many would call an eyesore. I very much like how you filled the entire frame with this.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-24 22:06
Très bonne photo, au graphisme très intéressant, de cet immeuble abandonné.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-24 22:17
Thought it was the war! :)
Excellent shot, you brought the melancholy out so magnificently.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-24 22:19
They say their is beauty in everything it's just a looking hard for it.
Well I love the broken glass shapes, and the symmetry of your crop, show's this old redundant building in a new light.
Great management, Tfs,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-24 23:36
I love "industrial"photos,so this one is a real delight for me.It´s so different from most of your pictures,yet still so attractive and fascinating.
Well composed and framed.
Have a nice day
Nicou (143028) 2014-02-25 0:51
quelle façade sueprbe quel rendu et toute3s ces vitres cassées brisée qui font des dessin dans la paroi sueprbe détail très graphsique.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (68420) 2014-02-25 4:12
I know people are going to think i'm crazy...but this is such a great subject! its rustic beautiful!
Can you get inside the cement works? perhaps there's still old machinery around collecting rust - those make for cool subjects too. Many hidden treasures inside here!!!
I take it some locals have been using the windows for target practice :)
excellent light and an effective crop.
kasianowak (9179) 2014-02-27 0:58
Well-spotted interesting subject. You created a graphic and strangely beautiful image.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-24 1:11