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Washed up

Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 18 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another shot of the old freezing works at Patea

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

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is a great shot Margie I really like it

18 Oct 2008 11:19pm

@jamesy: Hey thanks, Jamesy, it caused me quite a bit of trouble! I actually took it down (about midnight!) and reposted it this morning because it annoyed me. :)

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A great document showing the old works, if I was there Margie I'd be in there, it must have amazing old machines inside.

Is this a bay or cove ?

18 Oct 2008 11:29pm

@Observing: Unfortunately the whole place is fenced off now and considered too dangerous to clamber round in...remnants of machinery, chemicals, asbestos etc etc.
This is just upriver from the coast, I was actually standing on the beach as I took it.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Amazing how something can slip fast into decline and begin succumbing to Nature . . it will be taken completely, in the end.

18 Oct 2008 11:37pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks for the visit Ronnie.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Another desolation point.

19 Oct 2008 5:23am

@Calusarus: Thank you for the visit.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

ooh -- i love flotsam!! beautiful almost surreal forms washed up here! a faabuous choice for b/w too! i love that large and quite imposing rock on the right hand side!!

19 Oct 2008 6:01am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks DJ, I had a bit of trouble with this one but eventually was kind-a sort-a semi-satisfied with it.
And yeah, I almost called it "flotsam".

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Good Margie. Your black and white are well saturated and toned. This must be a very cool place to explore and I can imagine all the gnarly and cool trees laying around the beach.

19 Oct 2008 7:20pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

the B+W fits the mood perfectly

20 Oct 2008 2:48pm

@Anthony Lambert: Hey thanks Anthony, I fiddled with this a lot before posting.

Chris from France

Fine shot. You'll never make me beleive you're new to photography !
If I had taken the picture, I would probably have put the factory more to the left, just showing the bigining of the massive black rock on the right.
I'm not saying it's the right way to do it, just what I would probably have done.

22 Oct 2008 8:13pm

@Chris: Thanks for the comment (and flattery!) Chris, and yes, I can see what you mean about the composition. You've given me something to think about which is cool, I appreciate it. Thanks for the visit.

Ambrose from New Zealand

I was there when it was operating and there when it closed.
It didn't do much good for the environment when it was open either - lots of pollution - but given the town has died since it closed I kind of like the pic Marg - kind of deteriation (?) but with nature coming back

24 Oct 2008 6:22am

Kelela from Upland, United States

Picture perfect. Postcard quality.

9 Nov 2008 3:54pm