Sunday, 2 December 2012

Scrap



Beside the railway line, right in the centre of Shipley, is a scrap metal merchant's depot. It's huge but fairly cleverly hidden in a valley, so you hardly notice it from road level, though from the train it makes a fascinating and surprisingly colourful sight. I took this photo from the railway bridge. There are hundreds of skips full of scrap, all perched rather precariously on top of one another. I can't imagine what becomes of it in the end.

8 comments:

  1. A recycled rainbow, jennyfreckles. Nicely captured.

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  2. It gets made back into more metal products. Metal can be recycled indefinitely. We have a problem here where less scruplous people steal the wiring from the rail tracks to sell to certain scrap dealer yards.

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  3. It's quite pretty scrap ... all those colours tumbling together.

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  4. You succeded to find beauty in a place where it was not expected!

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  5. Fabulous capture and amazing colours, Jenny!

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  6. Wonderful colours and textures!

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  7. The colors and textures are really something.

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  8. A very different capture Jenny - wonderfully colourful and I like your approach of finding positives from something some would consider "just junk"! Many would not really have noticed the photographic opportunity, so well done.

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