The austere façade of the old decaying cement works by the River Adur in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, England. The site here has been in industrial use for almost 3 centuries, with the existing complex being completed just after WWII. 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 and general decay now slowly engulfing what was once a magnificent industrial complex.
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tyro (24868) 2014-03-26 2:03
I recognise this building, you having shon us details of its broken windows and general decay before. But you have in this picture really managed to make a "silk purse out of a sow's ear", producing a wonderfully vibrant and attractive photograph from a scene that many of us would have passed by without a second glance.
And, of course, as is the case with so many fine photographs, it is the lighting and how you have controlled it that makes this so special. The lovely light illuminating the face of this derelict building is delightful and contrasts superbly with the deep blue of the sky above.
A fine composition with lovely light, vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-26 2:20
Un bon photographe comme toi a l'art de rendre beau ce bâtiment industriel plus ou moins à l'abandon.
lousat (91442) 2014-03-26 2:34
Hi Brian,the abandoned industrial buildings have always intrigued me,your pic is one of the best never seen on TE talking about this theme,magnificent and rich composition and the usual top quality of details and colors,great idea for a different pic.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (99184) 2014-03-26 3:25
Perfect lighting, yet again! It contributes much to the success of the shot as does your point of view. The sense of decay and abandonment is quite palpable. Excellent colours and superb rendering of the textural detail.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-26 3:31
Good view of the dilapidated building from your angular POV. The blue sky contrasts the grey building so well both in terms of colour and mood. Superb colours and excellent clarity as usual in this fine capture. Thanks for sharing.
shreya2000 (2511) 2014-03-26 3:33
Amazing photo just like a painting. Lights and colours are superb. Sky colour is very nice.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-26 5:03
oggi mi hai sorpreso con questa bella foto di archeologia industriale.
Ad essa hai dato un ottimo taglio contrapponendo alla verticalità dell'edificio principale il secondo edificio e le strutture industriali. Il tutto in un contesto di un grigiore assoluto, quasi a voler dimostrare quanto l'industria rifugga dai colori della natura, rappresentati da un bel cielo azzurro.
Ciao e buona giornata
rychem (36131) 2014-03-26 9:51
Technically perfect photo of these industrial buildings, very well composed and presented, great light and details
HimalAnda (10667) 2014-03-26 12:51
I like this kind of old buildings and I enjoy what we call "urbex" (urban exploration) pictures. So I hope that you could go inside this building to take a lot of nice pictures!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-26 14:32
Splendid photo of this decaying building from past industry, I find these places fascinating with all the nooks and crannies.
Nice one, well done.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-26 19:39
Howdy Mr. T,
Hey, no need to cancel those flight plans, you're always welcome to come visit...assuming you can make your way through the traffic anyway!? Sounds like quite an excursion you had today, 2 hrs to go 7 miles...I'm no math genius, but those are bad numbers! :)
Happy to see this, I was hoping we'd get a wider view upon this relic. Your previous pictures detailed the demise, and this certainly goes to greater lengths to exploit the all but forgotten remains. I'm fascinated by the multitude of vertical lines and open spaces in between. Say, did you have a hand in any of those broken windows by chance??
Must be the devil inside, 'cause I have the urge to chuck a few rocks myself. hehe You sure had a nice day to photograph this building, the natural sunlight helps bring out the fine detail and texture, and the blue sky...well, is one of your signatures...love it!
Sad to see its current state, but it makes for a wonderful subject of gritty and raw material. Alright bad boy, take it easy. Have a good one mate.
Cheers from the desert,
Thank so much for the appreciation on my pic today. I bet you'd have a great time photographing one of those things, so many possibilities.
macjake (67846) 2014-03-26 21:19
more and more decay...lets see even more!
wonderful HDR effect on this one.
broken teeth-type windows, clear and sharp bricks with tons of detail, and a wider view to appreciate the entire site.
ugly beautiful - love it
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-27 1:37
a great composition here. I like the contrast between the deep blue sky with the pale colours of the buildings. The decay is superbly depicted in your photo with excellent depth and sharpness. Very good one. Tfs.
Nicou (142252) 2014-03-27 4:12
quel bâtiment de béton mastoc imposant et carré quel rendu avec ces fenêtres et les verres brisés sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (31136) 2014-03-28 11:26
From a perfect little pub to an abandoned cement factory, and you know I cannot make up my mind which I like more. I am a big fan of ruins, and this is a doozy. This is also why my friends think I am odd, I would drive past this place and admire it the way most would a castle! A perfect composition too, we can see the places use from the industrial track over the left side, and the lower scale building emphasizes the height of the rest really well. A great place to make a horror movie, even with this warm and welcoming light.
All the best
ChrisJ (114095) 2014-03-29 3:45
If it's any consolation there are similar looking derelict apartment blocks in the centre of Istanbul along Inonu Caddesi. A sad indictment on the state of the economy and shifting priorities over time. Good sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!
- 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, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 1:56