Failed Architecture?

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by NeilCam, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I love it when I can get pictures of decrepit, decaying old barns. A bit like me really, but made of wood. Anyway, came across this one not 10 minutes from home:

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    D100, Sigma 15-30mm

    Neil
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Love the setting on this one. Not sure I gave you permission to photo my house tho.. But since it is you , well thats ok :>)

    Love the PP PS work.

    Cheers
    Gale
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    A real "fixer-upper"

    Cool shot, Neil. It looks like nature's about to devour that poor old thing.
     
  4. Score a win for mother nature and a loss for man's construction. Nice image Neil and it definitely shows what happens with neglect.
     
  5. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    Good for you Neil! I look around for barns but for a different reason, not for me. I shoot old barns for Jim Harrison the Coca-Cola Artist. I did this one recently as he will be using it in an upcoming painting. He commands up to $75K for an original painting. Wouldn't that be nice to get for a photograph? Even half that amount, lol!! These are two shots of the barn and they have no photographic merit. But that is the nature of this type shooting for an artist. Yes, there are other shots to give him different views and details. Sometimes I even have to over expose shots for him that to our eyes would be ugly.

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    Just sharing some of the other type work to be done!
     
  6. Speaking of old barns close to your home, how about this one?

    original.
     
  7. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    UF-
    It almost looks like the old boardwalk in Santa Cruz where my mother worked as a teenager late 30s/early 40s.
     
  8. It almost looks like it because it is :p. It's the Casino, taken from the the pier.
     
  9. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    UF-
    Well blow me away!! Its been years since I've seen the place and not from that distance. Looking to the left there was an old time Merry-Go-Round (early 50s) I spent time on. Even had the brass rings to grab but I was way too little for that. Somewhere under the flag was an indoor salt water swimming pool where my mother had a second job doing swim water ballet shows. Popular way back then.
     
  10. I'm happy the picture has brought back such good memories, Larry :D .
     
  11. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    You bet! Thanks! My grandparents old house would be a short few blocks behind the boardwalk on Roberts Street.
     
  12. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Thanks for the interest guys.

    That's a nice image of the Boardwalk Frank. I don't get down that way much - too crowded, too full of kids.

    Larry, thanks for your barn images. I think they're fun things to shoot. You can do a lot with them, with colors, with lighting, with b&w. They just seem to exude atmosphere (or should use the more modern "ambience"?)

    As for Santa Cruz, I think you'd find much that has changed now, but much that has stayed the same and as such would jog your memory.

    Thanks again folks,
    Neil
     
  13. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    Besides barns, old windmills, gas stations, covered bridges, and grist mills are popular for art and photography. Jim Harrison's work can be seen at-
    http://www.jimharrison.com/
    I see that he has now posted his lastest work, "Cotton Fields". Now where do you suppose he got cotton plant fields to use as a model, lol?

    Tip: When out and about for a drive, stop and get shots of different planting fields (including orchards). Keep them as stock photos. I had a school textbook company ask me for shots of peanut fields about four years ago. I didn't have any and never thought to take any.

    You know that you are hooked on photography when you are driving down the road and you frame everything you see as a photograph. Anyone else doing that? Probably not safe for driving but its hard not to once you start. Flashing blue lights come ready framed in the rearview mirror (no experience here).

    I bet Santa Cruz has changed. I did get through there for one day in 1978 and it was quite grown up then. Even got up to the Big Trees park by Felton once. Spent a lot of time there as a tiny tot since my grandparents owned a giftshop/snackbar on site in the 40s. It was no longer there and a new place built nearby.
     
  14. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    The framing stuff while driving is one of the reasons I let Paula drive most of the time. :D

    Thanks for the link and the tip Larry.

    Neil
     
  15. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    373
    Jan 26, 2005
    I thought that there might be some other frame while you drive junkies out here. I'm glad that one other person admits to it. Maybe to say that if you don't or don't know what we're talking about, you're not taking enough photos. And then there's dreaming...... Kinda like learning a foreign language and using the new language in your dreams. A sure indicator that you are in deep.
     
  16. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Neil

    Is that your younger brother on your avatar?

    great picture like the colors
     
  17. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Hans, that's me in my avatar. Are you saying I've aged badly? :LOL:

    Neil
     
  18. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    That barn looks younger.......... :wink:
     
  19. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I just look more lived in.

    Neil
     
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