Bricks and Nails Survive! (please zoom in)

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Comments (10)

Syl de Canada on July 25, 2008

Hello Marilyn I like this one! It is abandoned but, with the light and the blue sky, it is like if the roof was saying !hey I am old but I still alive! Greetings, Sylvie

Eva Kaprinay on July 25, 2008

FANTASTIC Marilyn! Perfect shot! Greetings EVa

picsonthemove on July 26, 2008

Excellent shot, nicely seen



Tamás Borbély on July 26, 2008

This much pin...Fantastic and especial photo Marilyn ! Kindest regards, Tamás

Marilyn Whiteley on July 26, 2008

Many thanks, blai, Sylvie, Eva, picsonthemove, and Tamás. I was taking pictures of the windows (not posted), when I looked up at the chimney and noticed all the nails. I was very surprised!!

Greetings, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on July 30, 2008

Wow, it's a perfect measure of the thickness of the missing shingles! There must have been some very strong wind storms, or else this building must be very old. I can't imagine how long it would take for wooden shingles to decompose completely around the nails without some force to help pull them loose. I would expect if the shingles were in bad shape they would have been repaired at the same time the top of the chimney was reconstructed, and those bricks have not faded much.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 31, 2008

I also wonder about the history of this, Ryan. I moved in close to see if I could get a shot of the chimney and the sagging roof, and I was amazed when I saw all those nails. It does look as though storms must have played their part.


© Roland on September 15, 2008

...unbelievable...survivor of a tornado...and you found it


Janina_Bieleńko on September 16, 2008

Oh, yes. I've seen another interesting shot - during blowing up this photo - the part with the grey slates and nails only... really splendid texture :)

Marilyn Whiteley on September 17, 2008

Thanks, Roland and Janina, for your interesting comments! Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/07/24 11:13:43
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 17.12mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash