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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 12 March 2013 in Business & Industry.

The factory consisted of three floors. This is a view of the stairwell with the elevator shaft in the middle on the second floor. Walking through the building was like walking in a time capsule. Everything was left as it was from the time the factory closed in 1957. The factory remained completely closed until recently when the present owner opened it for photographers. He is trying to raise money to save the building. It was cold, dark, and very dusty. The only light was from tall windows along each side of the building. I felt like I gained some good practice with timed exposures and using the tripod more (which I hardly ever do).

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Really love this frame - good processing

12 Mar 2013 7:41am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Love the light and contrast in this. The room almost seems luminous as though lit from within and radiating out of itself.

12 Mar 2013 7:42am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful light and contrast. Have a good day.

12 Mar 2013 7:46am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image Elaine, beautifully done

12 Mar 2013 7:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A black and white simply fantastic.

12 Mar 2013 8:06am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe traitement noir et blanc!!! amitié

12 Mar 2013 9:15am

helys from Paris, France

Magnifique édition en NB, HDR
Beaux contrastes lumière/ombres, lignes, textures

12 Mar 2013 9:55am

tataray from france, France

Un beau cadrage.... Agréable cet endroit et bien conservé.)

12 Mar 2013 9:55am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe vision !!! le travail sur l'image est parfait!

12 Mar 2013 10:17am

Chantal from Romans sur isère, France

SUperbe cadrage et le noir et blanc ajoute à l'ambiance sinistre d'une usine.

12 Mar 2013 10:36am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Great frame and processing texture

12 Mar 2013 11:10am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

This is great, Elaine - the black and white processing you've employed here is fantatic. Great shooting and processing! 5*

12 Mar 2013 11:20am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

sounds like it was a very worthwhile visit practicewise, Elaine, and the result is excellent!

12 Mar 2013 11:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice details. Beautiful BW.

12 Mar 2013 11:40am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful play of light and shadow in this shot Elaine! An excellent B&W image! ;-)

12 Mar 2013 12:05pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Wonderful details and monochrome

12 Mar 2013 1:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful details and textures captured in this B&W composition! I love that elevator grate.

12 Mar 2013 1:58pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un super B&W comme je les adore!!!! bravo pour ce cadrage!!!!

12 Mar 2013 2:44pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine black and white shot. Your time exposure was excellent. I like the details of the shot. Good verbal explanation helped understand the image.

12 Mar 2013 2:45pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Pure and Professional composition...loved it....you are really lucky to get inside of such factory......

12 Mar 2013 2:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous frame, nice in B/W.

12 Mar 2013 4:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well, this is just a magnificent shot, Elaine. Fantastic illusory aspects to it and the variances in light and shade all working together and against each other at the same time are simply amazing...This is really an evocative and super shot, not to speak of the fact that it is a documentary masterpiece...I LOVE thisone :-)

12 Mar 2013 5:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. I love the light and shadows, the lines, the graphics. Amazing.

12 Mar 2013 6:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu Nb superbe image et captage quelle perceptive et image jeu d'ombre et ce portail grandiose.

12 Mar 2013 6:48pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It certainly is a great photo opportunity. The light and shadows play evenly in this giving it a nice balance and great detail. I hope he does save it, it would be sad otherwise. Great info Elaine and the photo is superb!

12 Mar 2013 8:29pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

The contrasts and graphism are extremely interesting here! Magnificent image!

12 Mar 2013 8:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome image Elaine! ... great details, texture, light and mood!

12 Mar 2013 8:41pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super HDR , good work

12 Mar 2013 11:00pm

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

What a wonderful place to be allowed into. You photo s are excellent reditions of the classic forms.

13 Mar 2013 2:20am

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Light, composition, point of view, the different shades of grey... everything is excellent, I love it!

13 Mar 2013 4:19am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Composition is good. It looks like a well calibrated HDR. I wonder how it could come out with a normal PP.

13 Mar 2013 8:19am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent and wide amount of textural detail in this mono.

13 Mar 2013 9:18am

Florence from Paris, France

Contrats Elaine.

13 Mar 2013 6:45pm

@Florence: Thank you Florence!

flo from udine, Italy

très beau

13 Mar 2013 6:59pm

@flo: Thank you!

jean pierre from paris, France

bravo pour le spotlight! amitié

13 Mar 2013 7:41pm

@jean pierre: Thank you very much!

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on the spotlight, quite the beautiful photo, the detail is so strong and
yet seems to be guided by the light !~

13 Mar 2013 7:46pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats on the Spotlight. Nice day.

13 Mar 2013 8:06pm

@Tede: Thank you!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations! well done!

13 Mar 2013 8:22pm

@john4jack: Thank you!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

13 Mar 2013 8:26pm

@omid: Thank you Omid!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

13 Mar 2013 9:19pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you!

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on the spotlight!!!

13 Mar 2013 9:38pm

@Mireille T.: Thank you Mireille!

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Elaine :)

13 Mar 2013 11:04pm

@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you very much Mariana!

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful monochrome shot ... light and contrasts are fabulous !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

13 Mar 2013 11:35pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you very much!

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

I Love love this. The textures are wonderful, the framing is perfect, the choice of B&W really makes the shot.

14 Mar 2013 12:02am

@Sharon Pleasants: Thank you Sharon!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

14 Mar 2013 6:35am

@Aubélia: Thank you very much Aubelia!

Mahdi Monavari from Zanjan, Iran

So nice!

14 Mar 2013 9:01am

@Mahdi Monavari: Thank you.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful composition and treatment - congrats on your Spotlight, Elaine!

14 Mar 2013 10:01am

@Stephen: Thanks so much Stephen!

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Congratulations Elaine.... an excellent photo!!

14 Mar 2013 12:40pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol!

Geraritsmi from Argentan, France

Very nice B&W HDR !

14 Mar 2013 1:26pm

@Geraritsmi: Thank you!

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Félicitation pour ton spotlight!!!!!

14 Mar 2013 6:04pm

@Martine: Thank you very much Martine!

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent composition and beautifully captured and presented. Congratulations on your well deserved Spotlight !

14 Mar 2013 6:10pm

@Laurette: Thank you so much Laurette!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!! well deserved!!!!

14 Mar 2013 7:10pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you very much Ruthie!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States


14 Mar 2013 8:29pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you so much Denny!

franz from Baden, Austria

congrats on an awesome spotlight !!!

14 Mar 2013 8:36pm

@franz: Thank you so much Franz!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on your Spotlight!

14 Mar 2013 9:56pm

@Steven: Thank you very much Steven!

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulate you on your Spotlight!

14 Mar 2013 10:19pm

@destani: Thank you so much Destani!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great in B&W....Congratulations on the spotlight !!

15 Mar 2013 1:30am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a great shot and processing. Congratulations on your Spotlight :)

15 Mar 2013 8:28am

hojjat from minoodasht, Iran

Congratulations for this picture. Great picture

15 Mar 2013 3:08pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien le rendu;bravo

15 Mar 2013 4:10pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe noir et blanc.

15 Mar 2013 5:10pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States


15 Mar 2013 8:35pm

Landy from Miami, United States

un buen encuadre en esta imagen la perpectiva es bien lograda, la textura agradable a la vista un buen trabajo de procesado, un saludo

15 Mar 2013 10:29pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Congratulations on the spotlight...:-)

15 Mar 2013 11:15pm

yvan from Slovenia

What a beautiful shot and a great collection in you blog!

16 Mar 2013 6:14pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful details, composition and B&W.

23 Mar 2013 11:53am