Friday, December 10, 2010

Old Industrial Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 64)

I saw this old industrial building as I drove by and since I had a camera in my pocket I turned around. The reflection was a nice bonus. :)

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to LinkyTools
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.
Feel free to be creative.Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!

71 comments:

RuneE said...

A highly enjoyable mixture of old industrial relics, reflection and monochrome. Applause!

Sunny said...

Perfect shot for B & W and I really like the reflection.
Enjoy your weekend.
☼ Sunny

Gine said...

Ambiance industrielle, devenue magique par le reflet ! En noir et blanc, c'est parfait ...

EG Wow said...

I think this is beautiful, James. Is it naturally monochrome or did you make it so?

☺lani☺ said...

I like the way you captured this in black and white! Happy Weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved it in b&w!
Wonderful composition and beautiful reflections!
Léia

Gattina said...

Looks rather depressive, although the reflections are very nice !

Malyss said...

Strangely, the reflection seems to erase the building and to only keep the beauty hidden in the scenery..

Francisca said...

Terrific depth of field in your photos, James... so clear. And yeah, the reflection is a bonus!

NatureFootstep said...

I think it is a mill or something. Great shot. :)

Lew said...

I like your B&W shots. This one is excellent and a reminder of times gone by!

Dianne said...

wonderful in B&W!
it's always a good thing to turn around :)

Rajesh said...

Very nice reflections.

Thom said...

I just love this my friend. Very well captured and in my favorite Black and White :) Excellent. James, with all the goings on with my hanai mom and her surgery I'm waiting until next week to get back into WR. So I'll be here next week :) Aloha my friend and have a good weekend :)

JM said...

Awesome b&w reflection shot!

James, can delete my entry #37? Something went wrong with it... When you click the link, 'blog not find' is shown.
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love old industrial stuff like this. Double bonus in that you made it b&w.

Melissa B. said...

I drive by a site like this on the way to the beach. Lovely reflection!

JM said...

P.S. Sorry, James, I meant 'can you please delete...'... I guess I'm not in the mood for typing today! :-) Thank you.

Lorac said...

Really enjoying the black and white photos. Puts a different twist on presentation.

Fabien said...

Great vew.

Marie said...

Perfect reflection. Love your picture as you present it in mono.

JM said...

Thank you for having fixed the link, James. :-)

Alexa said...

Yep. it pays to have that camera handy! I'm loving the b&w's too, James.

cieldequimper said...

Dontcha just love puddles! ;-) Fabulous.

Gabriela Abalo said...

great B&W reflection

have a great weekend

cheers from Uruguay :)

imaginationlane said...

Such a wonderful old buiding, and gorgeous reflection! I am particularly fond of you b&w photos...:)

Woody said...

Old industrial sites are the best!

Greyscale Territory said...

The reflection adds so much depth to the weathered old structures! Great photo!

Dina said...

It is a mysterious picture. Nice!

Leovi said...

Beautiful, with great tonal quality and quantity. Excellent reflexes to match the big picture.

'Tsuki said...

Wise choice on B&W here, James...

Bibi said...

Wonderful!

Fred Miller said...

Those places have such powerful spirits in them. I can hear the cussing and the joking through the silence and the years when I'm in such a place.

Pat said...

What an interesting composition! I like it in b/w, and a great reflection to boot!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi James
immagine particolare....
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! Amazing. Really a beautiful shot James. Love the light and the reflections.

joo said...

Superb B&W photo!
have a nice weekend:)

michael bird said...

A real beauty - it jumped out at me and said Wow! when I opened your site just now. Bravo!

Owen said...

Hey James, looks like a great place... is it near Newtown ??? The conveyor going up to the top floor on this one is fairly short and quite steep. While I was in PA in September I found another site sort of like this but much bigger. The coal conveyor structure to the 11th floor was many times longer and ran at less steep angle... I went all the way up the old conveyor to the top of the building, then came down through the inside... an adventure ! All above comments are entirely justified, this is gorgeous in b&w...

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, this is great in b/w. It provides a wonderful reflective moment!

ρομπερτ said...

An impressive mean to measure current life and time for many factories indeed.

May they last longer than a puddle after melting away. Please have a good start of the weekend.

daily athens

Cildemer said...

A great shot and beautiful reflections!
Thanks for sharing, James;o)

***
Have a nice weekend****

lotusleaf said...

A great shot!

Dimple said...

I like the balance of light and shadow in this. It is tremendous in monochrome.

Evelyn said...

Hi James, Fabulous photo. Great composition.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful black and white. Feels like a time capsule photo.

Jan said...

Love this, James. It's such a great shot, and the wonderful reflection is a bonus.

Naquillity said...

hello James~ this is a really nice photo. capturing this scene in black & white lent to the moment. we have buildings like this around here too. documenting these is a great idea. have a wonderful night.

Jingle said...

My first time here, hope you like my reflections...
Happy Weekend.
:)

Doreen said...

very interesting shot in black and white. hope to maybe post a reflection tomorrow.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

It is a great idea to have the reflections in black and white.

Antonette said...

Hi everyone! My Weekend Reflections post is up. Hope you can stop by for a look. :)

~Antonette

Louis la Vache said...

Very nice, James - and this is one of those photos that demands b&w vs color.

DawnTreader said...

Good choice of black & white, I think. I have a river reflection too today but in colour - well, as much colour as winter allows...

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

This meme attracts some very talented participants. Amazing how knowing you need a "reflection" keeps our brains on high alert. Well worth the drive back for this shot!

Elisa said...

Nice reflets of an old building.
Greetings from Argentina

Elisa said...

Hermosos reflejos de esta vieja fábrica.
Saludos cordiales

lizziviggi said...

Wow. You have been posting some GREAT photos lately! Not that you don't usually. ;-)

Your latest series is just particularly austere and beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific B&W, James! Of course, all your shots are terrific so I just repeat myself, but I do love this reflection and the B&W is perfect for the mood! Thanks, as always, for the weekend fun! Enjoy yours!

Sylvia

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great reflections is only one thing this photo has going for it. Wonderfully done!

And thank you for hosting. I love this meme!

Kaori said...

I love your black & white series! Especially this one. Great reflection :-)

Happy weekend!

Tricia said...

Beautiful b&w & that looks like a reflection on glass... great find!

I've had my WR pics up since yesterday & forgot to link up on your blog... I'm silly like that! =)

Stickup Artist said...

I'm with everyone else. I love this shot and the choice of black and white suits the subject and mood beautifully. It's great you have such a wide appreciation for photographic subject matter. The mental and physical sense of movement through time and space always speaks to me through your work.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James, love the angles and the gritty, ageless study in black and white. The soft reflections of the bare tree is a great contrast to the hard textures of the concrete, steel, and gravel.

Thanks for hosting the reflections...

Bises,
Genie

gospelwriter said...

...and what a bonus that was - great reflections, great pic

Nefertiti said...

tres reussie j adore l ambiance de cette photo,bravo ;O)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

There is something appealing about old sites like this; a history hiding in the dust and cobwebs. Great shot.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Owen said...

Although it was not entered in Weekend Reflections, perhaps because the author may not know about Weekend Reflections (yet!) there is a simply awesome reflection photo from Rome here :

http://scottygraham.blogspot.com/2010/12/bridge-of-angels.html

Maybe if enough of you drop by over there to see it, he will realize where the spike in visits is coming from... here at James fine meeting place !

Anne-Ma said...

Belle photo en noir et blanc, joli reflet. Beautiful.

tapirgal said...

I love that old building, James, and what a setting! I remember seeing one in Oregon, maybe a year ago, but for some reason we didn't stop. Beautiful balance with the reflection.

Lucy Corrander said...

Very beautiful - and the water seems to have lost its fluidity.

Fascinating photo.

Lucy