I was just admiring Carsten's shot of this plant. Your picture also has a unique perspective. :) I found it fascinating to read that 10,000 people originally worked there.
While my province doesn't have many of the above sites it does have a lot of abandoned agricultural equipment and, like you and Carsten with industrial sites, my husband and I enjoy taking pictures of those. I am also thinking that I should take more close-up shots as you two have done. :)
Greetings from Saskatchewan, Canada,
thank you very much for your comment. Honestly Im a little bit jealous about the great nature youre living in when I see the beautiful photos you shoot. Were here in our region (the ruhrgebiet has approximately 5.3 million inhabitants on an area of 4.4 thousand km²) a little short of untouched nature, and it is for example almost impossible to make a landscape photo without an electricity mast, a promenador or an ugly block of houses at the horizon. And were so used to that that we dont recognize it when we shoot the pictures, which drives carsten crazy (hes more fanatic than I am).
So we focus on other stuff like the industrial sites, and it has its own attraction.
The close-ups that you mentioned started as a stopgap because of a boring sky and bad light, but now we really like it.:)
It is also very interesting to see that two people at the same location with the same light (but unfortunately not the same equipment, I photograph with an old but very appreciated analog half-automatic minolta) make different photos, and Id like to know if your husband has an own panoramio site with similar motives to see the differences and every photographers "handwriting".
Again, thanks for your answer!
m a little bit jealous about the great nature you
re here in our region (the ruhrgebiet has approximately 5.3 million inhabitants on an area of 4.4 thousand km²) a little short of untouched nature, and it is for example almost impossible to make a landscape photo without an electricity mast, a promenador or an ugly block of houses at the horizon. And we
t recognize it when we shoot the pictures, which drives carsten crazy (he
d like to know if your husband has an own panoramio site with similar motives to see the differences and every photographer
Greetings from Wuppertal, Xenia
Hi Xenia :D
Funny at how it takes someone else's comment to make one appreciate where they are. I could list my winter's temperatures, lack of anything but animals to shoot (I'm going to run out of buildings around Moose Jaw soon...population 35,000), abandoned buildings and machinery however are numerous :); but having seen how highly populated many countries are now makes me appreciate the room to turn around here (and not see another soul for miles and miles and miles ;). I'd give anything though for a mountain nearby or one (or two or three ;) of Germany's lovely castles!!!!
Your idea of the close-ups because of dull skies is excellent. I find in the winter the land, if not covered in snow, looks pretty blah so I'll be looking a little closer at various buildings here. :D
My husband feels I'm on the computer too much now ;) (he's more interested in sports shows, making sawdust in the garage, and taking the occasional picture). Now that I belong here he has developed a deafness to most of my moans when I see something shootable along the highway (probably because we'd be stopping ever 10 miles ;). In all honesty though he does stop when something pretty spectacular is in view. ;D
I'll be visiting you again soon (our winter of hibernation is approaching ;).
Pam (whose got you yellowed starred now).
stop here because of your boyfriend.different pic, i like the golden touch of this one. salut.
Hi gondor, thank you for "ending" here! What can I say, thanks to fotoshop... :)
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