For those of you who know me, its no secret that i love to photograph city capes, architecture, skyscrapers, or any type of man made structure.
Well, here is another one of those inanimate objects created my man. Trying my best to make this non human subject look attractive is not easy, but i love to try, and thats the test.
I went to an Industrial part of town, and I literally snuck into this Sawdust Plant/Wood Mill with my camera and tripod. I tried to be as quick as possible without being seen. There was this HUGE wall, the wall that you see in this photo, just standing by itself without any real sense of purpose in the middle of the open-air Mill.
As i approached it, on one side was this 3 pronged machine...I think its where the woodchips come sprouting out, and on the other side of this wall is where the wood is fed into a cutting machine.
These 3 tubes are very long, I would say about at least 15 feet long each. I wish i could have someone standing there for size perspective, but i'm not allowed to be here in the first place. I got my shot and ran the heck out of there.
Hope you find this one a bit interesting.
Thanks for looking :)
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npecanhuk (60192) 2011-12-08 0:40
Unique and interesting urban picture!
Worth the risk, for sure (I loved reading your note)!
I also enjoyed the title!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
patmor (576) 2011-12-08 0:53
J'aime bien les couleurs des panneaux du fond, originale composition.
Merci du partage.
holmertz (36451) 2011-12-08 2:01
I must say that this wall has rusted and faded in a most artistic way. That srange machine is worth a picture but it's mainly those colours that I love. They're ugly in a very attractive way!
PS I appreciate the title too.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-08 2:09
a spectacular photo with graphic details and attractive pastel colours, the POV is effective an interesting and special photo I like it! Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Angelillo (9372) 2011-12-08 2:24
Very interesting the note, explaining very well the site (the wall at background are containers?), and too your motivation and your intention, and that's very very useful. I like too this kind of shots... this one is a few "abstract", and it's possible to discover some of beautiy in this ugly elements, maybe the geometric pattern, maybe the relief and the wasted colors, but the outcome is brilliant! TFS
Nicou (115336) 2011-12-08 2:44
fantastique graphsime et compo superbe iamge quel effet ce tube avec ce fond de portes, quelle iamge quel cadrage superbe.
Bravo et amitié
cagla (3910) 2011-12-08 3:42
Very different, and extraordinary.. I liked the title very much also. Congrats Craig, I hope you'll upload more photos from this area.
Sergiom (53793) 2011-12-08 6:03
J'aime bien cette composition qui nous offre un graphisme intéressant. Les tubes sont bien placés dans l'image et le traitement PP est excellent.
carper (96) 2011-12-08 9:42
very nice photo Craig,
I like the art in the shot it's well composed a fine colors and balance a pleasure to look at.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-12-08 10:34
The machine, colors, background, make me think of BD movies or science fiction. It's very well observed. The picture is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
lousat (71435) 2011-12-08 14:43
Hi Craif,another fantastic hdr...you know how i think about you class to make that from facebook..ehheeh...and this is another georgeous example!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (6415) 2011-12-08 15:08
Wow! You are really turning into a rebel. ;-) This is a unique shot for sure, and like others have said, the different-colored boxes in the background are very nice. This photo is so sharp that I can read about the space between bulkheads on some of the boxes, and the wood chips make a nice foreground. I was just wondering...is there a reason you didn't show the entire left part of the machine?
emka (72278) 2011-12-08 19:35
Strange object, I have no idea what it could be. Anyway, interesting object, well presented.
WArm regards from the area of quite different architecture
jjcordier (72640) 2011-12-08 22:48
Impressionné par ta façon de créer des photos originales à partir de ces éléments industriels. Composition très intéressante et jolis tons d'image en harmonie.
sacimar (25975) 2011-12-09 4:22
I also love this kind of photography, this is a good one, it's a little abstract the composition but really interesting, the shapes and textures catch the attention, well seen,
Have a great weekend,
brianmcc (6005) 2011-12-10 2:47
very artistic and imaginative picture. the colour tones are very attractive. excellent texture. the detail is perfect.
gildasjan (40738) 2011-12-11 1:41
Un bon rendu de ces teintes qui donne tout son caractère à cette image.
stevesaba (8135) 2011-12-11 11:17
I loved your story...us photographers are a strange bunch I know! I love this photo, and (I suspect) your HDR treatment! What an odd point of view. And I suppose, knowing that you are not really supposed to be there makes it that much more intriguing! I may never have the time because of all my other projects, but there is something about "industrial photography" or certainly the "vintage" sort, that I find appealing. Well done as always! Warm regards,
delpeoples (52301) 2011-12-12 4:14
The photographer in me is thinking, good onya Craig for breaking into this col place, a photographer's haven and taking a photo that is alot different to the other photos in your Gallery. However, the criminal defence lawyer in me is saying, "he has a right to remain silent and anything he does say may be used in evidence..." :) Anyway, great photo, excellent PP - man when you visit Sydney you and Tosca are definitely going to love Cockatoo Island here in Sydney Harbour - talk about industrial gone mad.
Have a good day, do I detect a little TE Burnout? If so, I hope you recover and come back to us in full Craig Mode
Silvio1953 (115145) 2011-12-13 6:06
Ciao Craig, lovely original composition, beautiful texture, wonderful light and splendid soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (38862) 2011-12-13 6:19
Looks like an exciting place to explore for photography, something different featured from you Craig after your great sneak in into the prohibited teritory. In looking around, it is amazing that this over-used structure has probably seen the better life and now stood as long as it has as the walls are almost looked charred but I always seem to find something interesting here. I think, there's an art for everything and anything, waiting to be captured like this. It's well manipulated to enhance the 'industrial' feel but certainly gives the feel of the dereliction. The rough colours, textures, grittiness and rotting feel are lovely something totally different and it really works. A well-balanced image with real enhancement. Interesting piece of work, Great effort.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-13 10:43
Ola Craig ,
Interessante esta tua foto com estes detalhes de industria com estes três tubos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pablominto (53744) 2011-12-14 0:06
An artistic industrial frame, giving an impression of the woodworking industry!
I can't say I figure out how this piece of machinery is actually working, but I have got an idea...
Anyway, it makes a fine motif, and not least the colours in the setting add interest value!
Curious_Eye (962) 2012-01-22 4:16
This is an excellent shot and an intriguing subject. The light and colours are fantastic. I enjoyed your adventure story too :)
king (2905) 2012-01-27 10:06
Nice faded colours.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (51418)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 23:17