Thursday, February 08, 2007

"Industrial Town Ekstetic" part eight





This is probably the last part.
Make some comments, friends. I quite like these B/W ones.
(As usual, click for bigger view.) (Though they really should be seen even bigger than is possible via Blogger. The detail is nice.)

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, February 08, 2007   17 comments links to this post

17 Comments:

At 8 Feb 2007, 13:56:00, Anonymous ttl said...

Works much better in levels of gray.

 
At 8 Feb 2007, 21:38:00, Anonymous terry said...

Hey Eolake, that second photograph of the bridge Looks nearly identical to the one we have here in town! The exception being is that ours is EXTREMELY huge that is used by trains yet today! It's called the "four bridge"
Wish I had a photograph of it! Quite amazing work. Ours was built in 1920 I believe and one laborer actually fell into the concrete as it was being poured and perished in it!
They had an article on it in our paper.

 
At 8 Feb 2007, 21:56:00, Anonymous terry said...

This is probably the last part.
Make some comments, friends. I quite like these B/W ones.

BTW Eolake, I adore black and white photographs. For some reason they make all things nearly neutral. Ever since I can remember owning a camara, I use to purchase the BW roles of film and take exciting shots of buildings that were built in the 1950's and have them developed.
They seem so authentic to the times (even though I was snapping the photos during the seventies)
It's like magic in some ways for me. You get that electric feeling of nostalgia. (At least I do.)
I really like your shots and I am glad you like the BW photography as much as I do.
I also love sepia, but not as much as the BW shots. Great angles too. Were you using your canon?

 
At 8 Feb 2007, 22:04:00, Blogger eolake said...

Yes, this whole series is from the Canon D5. With the 24-105mm zoom with Image Stabilization, an awesome lens.

 
At 8 Feb 2007, 22:32:00, Anonymous Prasad said...

Nice pics, Eolake!
There really is a special quality about b/w's. It's like they allow you to dwell with the motive in a more relaxed way. I wonder if it is because the brain doesn't have to process all the "superfluos" color information?

 
At 8 Feb 2007, 23:13:00, Blogger eolake said...

The thing is, if you're not careful or lucky with colors, odds are they won't be harmonious, and that ads a jarring effect. B/W eliminates that factor.

Of course, if the colors are right, they can add so much more.

 
At 9 Feb 2007, 00:50:00, Blogger signalroom said...

Nice shots. I think Margaret Bourke White had the most beautiful b/w industrial shots ever. She captured the faces of factory workers so beautifully,
and also her shots of industrial machinery, I thought, were beautfiful. Some of your shots remind me of hers. To me they evoke the spirit that runs through all things. After all, someone cared enough to capture that particular moment on film, and cared enough to want to share it with others.

Once I read a poem about a small, run-down ramshackle house, unpainted, no landscaping, poor and unassuming, but there was a windowbox on the porch with a few scraggly flowers. The last line of the poem was, "Somebody loves us all."
I liked that. I guess that thought comes to me when I see these photos.

Laurie

 
At 9 Feb 2007, 07:45:00, Anonymous Nildar said...

"Somebody loves us all."

His name is Jesus Christ. Insomuch he laid down his life for us. And if only we accept Him as saviour will we ever see eternal redemption.
Romans 10:9

 
At 9 Feb 2007, 11:46:00, Anonymous ttl said...

It is quite fitting that the blog of the founder of The Dirty Old Men's Association International garners all these posts by the bible thumpers, is it not? I've never seen as many posts shooting from the bible belt in any other blog. Fascinating!

Me, I am not a DOMAI subscriber myself, but I wear a T-shirt with the text (front) "Jesus is coming" and (back) "Jesus is going".

 
At 9 Feb 2007, 16:51:00, Anonymous Monsieur Beep said...

Rofl, TTL, you've saved my weekend!!
So funny! Is "shooting from the bible belt" a typically Anglo phrase? Haven't heard it before.
Just as much fun is being transferred to my shattered nerves by your joyful Jesus T-shirt (I can hear Jesus clapping is hands for joy!!)

Monsieur Beep / Gen.

 
At 9 Feb 2007, 17:22:00, Anonymous ttl said...

Thanks for the feedback, Monsieur Beep.

Is "shooting from the bible belt" an anglo phrase?

I would be very surprised if it is. I am not a native English speaker. To make up for my limited vocabulary I invent new expressions of my own. :-) It rarely works out, but I keep trying.

 
At 10 Feb 2007, 08:03:00, Anonymous nildar said...

bible thumpers......

i don't thump the bible. it was merely a comment. the Lord does loves us all.

 
At 11 Feb 2007, 03:05:00, Anonymous Pascal said...

Shooting Schindler's List in B&W was a stroke of genius.

Terry said...
"Were you using your canon?"

Hey, I thought only the Lebanese used canons to shoot buildings?!? ;-)

ttl said...
"It is quite fitting that the blog of the founder of The Dirty Old Men's Association International garners all these posts by the bible thumpers, is it not?"

"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." --Authorized Version (King James Version) of the Bible, Genesis 2:25

Monsieur Beep said...
"I can hear Jesus clapping is hands for joy!!"

Big J was a fun-loving fellow. Remember, first miracle : making sure a friend's wedding doesn't run out of wine.
"And Jesus said : It's a little early to start on my career, but being a good jewish son, I'll do anything to please dear Mom, bless her heart!" Unauthorized Version (Jester Pascal's Version) of the Bible, Jimmy 2:3-10

Nildar said...
"the Lord does loves us all."

Some religious zealots will claim otherwise (and have done so on this blog, on occasions), but it looks like you're one of the HONEST believers. :-)))
I don't think anybody will thump you around here. You're too likeable.
Your style and mine vary, as does our degree of deference to the symbols, yet I'm convinced our goals and hopes are one.

 
At 11 Feb 2007, 03:30:00, Anonymous nildar said...

I don't think anybody will thump you around here. You're too likeable.

Thanks Pascal :)

 
At 11 Feb 2007, 10:49:00, Anonymous ttl said...

Pascal said: "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." --Authorized Version (King James Version) of the Bible, Genesis 2:25

(Spoiler warning)
Yes, but if you read a little further the plot thickens. The characters will want to cover themselves with foliage!
(End of spoilers)

 
At 11 Feb 2007, 11:09:00, Anonymous Silent Lamb said...

LOL.

I was always a little confused by that plot. And since it's a bit short on car chases and cerial killers, I sort of gave up on it.

But I hear there's a remake out of part of it, where some kind of savior gets tortured for two hours. That sounds exciting.

 
At 12 Feb 2007, 02:22:00, Anonymous Pascal (translation : Easter Lamb) said...

"Short on cereal killers"???
You forget the parts where the Lord explains the rules of agriculture and harvesting! How about that for cereal killing?

This is a little prior to the sequel (not "remake", Silent Lamb), shot by Mel Gibson in glorious color. Glorious scarlet, essentially.

(spoiler #2)
Mel Gibson only shot the sequel, not the savior. But as any good cop would've done, he still nailed him good.
(end of spoilers)

 

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