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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 21 August 2008 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

There are a lot of buildings like this scattered about the Taranaki countryside.

NIKON D80 1/250 second F/3.5 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Poor Mr Eaves. this looks quite sad

21 Aug 2008 5:32am

@jamesy: Yes that's how I feel too. I wonder what it looked like in its heyday.

Anthony from Germany

Nicely composed,I like the wires crossing the sky.The Horizon is sloping a little I think...........

21 Aug 2008 6:33am

@Anthony: it? I freely admit to having a notoriously crooked eye, I have to straighten most of my photos before posting. This one I thought was alright!?
Thanks for the comment, Anthony!

Namaki from Bordeaux, France

and why are there so many abandonned buildings in that countryside ?

21 Aug 2008 11:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The place looks like a story waiting to be told . . always sad to see the empty shell of someone's dreams and aspirations. To be found everywhere but it looks even more sad in that landscape. I like the presentation.

21 Aug 2008 11:58am

Kelela from Upland, United States

Hey now I really like how you angled this image. You are telling a story with one click; brilliant. I love structures, old and new. The old boarded up ones make me wonder about their history. Love this.

21 Aug 2008 3:19pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Though the images are abandoned, they could make really nice images just like this one.

21 Aug 2008 3:45pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot, I'm really interested it this old stuff, what a history wonder how old it is, maybe one of the pioneers..? The telegraph pole looks completely vertical to me, perhaps this area is on a slope.

21 Aug 2008 4:33pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Certainly has an air of desolation and you have captured that mood very well, Margie. Fine detail and composition.

21 Aug 2008 7:56pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Very good image,Margie - I love how all of the various road lines wrap around the base of the old store. Just really well seen.

22 Aug 2008 5:28am

baobab from Cambridge, United States

nice composition and colours. the empty road, power lines and puddles reinforce the sense of desolation.

22 Aug 2008 3:04pm

Henry from Boston, United States

I like it. It could be a photo from anywhere you know? I think you may like to take this in different directions in post production to see where you go. You know?

24 Aug 2008 11:44am

@Henry: Thanks. I thought it might look cool in sepia - tried that, tried black and white conversion too. I wasn't entirely happy with either though. I can't remember why exactly, possibly something to do with the sky being too blown out.

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

Love this

27 Aug 2008 11:50pm

1/250 second
ISO 100
27 mm (35mm equiv.)