Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Oresome


There's something I love about cogs on old machinery - and when they're rusty... well, I love the patina and the pattern and the sense of venerable age. This was a pic I shot for my 'Rust' monthly photography theme but I decided it was an 'also-ran'.  My viewpoint was, I think, just a bit too high.

Retained as a sculptural reminder of the buildings' industrial and textile heritage, the weaving loom is slowly oxidising outside the Victoria Mills complex (see also here). I wonder how long it will last before it all falls to bits? (Longer than I will, I'll bet!)

9 comments:

  1. I think this is very good. From too high a perspective? Perhaps a lower angle would be more graphic, but I don't see this perspective as a problem.

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  2. I am drawn to these things too. We often see bits and pieces of machinery on the farms we pass. Some look like they are becoming one with the landscape. I agree, they will be long after us!

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  3. I agree , rust makes great pictures!

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  4. Nice picture ! and not rusty at all, lol !

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  5. It has great colour and texture together with patterns and lines.

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  6. It's a smashing photograph and I think you might be a little too critical of your own work. There is something rather warm and friendly about rust (as long as it isn't in your car sills)

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  7. It is such a great photo. I like the textures and colors and the metal parts make a great pattern.

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