The austere façade of the old decaying cement works by the River Adur in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, England. The grounds are still used by a local cement producing company, but the main building has been derelict for many years with the smashed windows looking like sad rows of broken teeth.
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Angshu (56758) 2014-03-03 1:18
There's quite an artist behind the caption to this picture...loved it!
The graphic effect is nice, but I cannot but keep comparing the facade with a giant face & those broken window panes with teeth..
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-03 1:22
love this "industrial" look of the facade and I love the title:)Great to make the scene evem more intriguing and interesting.
I like also perfect symmetry of this shot,which makes the visual effect so attractive and strong.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-03 1:30
Like your inspired choice of title, it did make me smile.
The old dilapidated building presents nice graphic effect. Good observation to create a nice photo opportunity with the beauty of these ruins. Expertly done, thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-03 2:05
these 'broken teeth'-s are very interesting. You presented this shot with fine minimal effect and with great sharpness. Nice idea to show it like this. Excellent work. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-03 3:35
I find industrial architecture very appealing Brian. I think it's because I was brought up in the countryside and it was only when I went away to study in Derby that I encountered industry and industrial buildings and heritage. Despite the obvious forlorn state of this place, I find the raw, uncompromising look most appealing. Broken teeth indeed.
With the acute housing shortage in the UK and the fights over green belt development, I wonder why the brown field sites cannot be used?
Have a great week Rosemary
Nicou (142084) 2014-03-03 4:34
quel graphsime de façade et iamge sueprbe et ces bande sur la façades au milieu des fenêtres cassées brisée quel élciarage sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Corry (4508) 2014-03-03 6:14
Bel effet graphique avec des teintes bleues dans les fenêtres. Belle composition. Bien fait.
rychem (36023) 2014-03-03 8:30
A creative scenery for a catastrofic movie, excellent capture with many characteristic details, very well done
williewhistler (16394) 2014-03-03 8:36
there is a lot to look at and enjoy in this drab old building, not least the surviving window panes.
Very nicely cropped and technically perfect it`s a fine piece of photography.
Have a great week,
Royaldevon (38844) 2014-03-03 9:06
There can be few titles more aptly explicit than this!
A fine composition of repeating verticals, with geometric patterns between, all in differing states of disrepair! The textures are really well captured.
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (31130) 2014-03-03 11:03
I still feel sorry for this building. I know that's odd, but there is something forlorn about its appearance, and the likening of broken teeth makes that even stronger. As you show more of the place here, I get the sense that this place is ginormous, and would be a place I would love to go exploring.
Thanks as always
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-03 22:25
Tu as su exploiter au mieux le potentiel graphique de cette vieille façade aux vitres cassées. Le cadrage est parfait.
dkmurphys (58687) 2014-03-04 0:46
Those ruins can be attractive if you see the beauty of them. I like the idea presented in the title. Original, well done!
macjake (67760) 2014-03-04 17:14
well, i hope my teeth never look like this!
but i do know some hockey players with similar styles :)
really like how the blue has that electric blue king of color, and the stonework is clear/sharp as usual.
why am i getting the urge to throw a rock! haha
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-04 19:52
What's shakin'? Wait, don't answer that! ;) One mans trash is another mans treasure...so bring on the derelict and lifeless remains of this old building, because it'll live on through this medium. How many have looked at this without a second thought, and yet you've found its potential of interest. Sad that such a place would fall into such disrepair, but the world is not all puppy dogs and rainbows now, is it? The linear pattern is what first caught my eye, but taking a closer look I can't help but wonder what lies beyond those broken windows and gruff exterior. This has a Chernobyl intrigue about it, oddly fascinating.
Looks like those windows have been used for quite a bit of target practice, and apparently there are still many poor shots out there! I have such a fear of the dentist that your title for this one gave me instant anxiety! Gotta' go put a mouth guard in now. Have a good one DD, take it easy.
Cheers from across the big blue ocean,
emka (97607) 2014-03-04 23:42
Hello brian, There are so many old buildings in derelict state. They are looking very sad. Fantastic graphic effect with all these lines. Perfect composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-05 8:42
a good idea, the design is interesting and the title is great. Well done and humorous!
Regards and good evening.
CLODO (34196) 2014-03-06 1:09
good industrial picture, even if the building is in complete decay. I like the orange dots contrasting with the blue glass of the remaining windows, and the feeling of materials.
- 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/16, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 1:09