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Faded Glory

Faded Glory

This was taken for the Thursday Challenge ,"Looking down or looking up, what do you see today?".
I was working on the nursery yesterday, trying to repair and repaint an old Victorian greenhouse.
We have several old structures on the site and regret that most are beyond repair!They all feature
the old ironwork which is gradually rusting away!When looking up in one of the old structures, I was
immediately struck by the glorious colour of the rust, and took this shot.When on the computer, I adjusted the colours to produce a much older feel to the image and conveys more of my feelings for the old buildings.

Others taking the challenge are on :

Nikon D70s
1/60s f/11.0 at 70.0mm full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Ann Cleeves30-Oct-2007 18:06
Well spotted! The colouring certainly conveys the feeling of times gone by.
Phillip Normanton14-Sep-2007 20:05
Nice symmetry and the treatment works very well too :-)
Chris(tine)14-Sep-2007 19:59
Super capture. Chris
Linda Willets14-Sep-2007 16:21
wonderful tones.. a treasure for sure
Jessica-C14-Sep-2007 14:56
It sure looks like it has gone through many glorious years. Very nice good old tones. -v-
Dave Hein14-Sep-2007 09:44
Nice textures.
wernere0114-Sep-2007 09:42
Good perspective.
Yvonne14-Sep-2007 06:30
What a delightful old building!
Liz Bickel14-Sep-2007 06:21
The title and story give a special meaning to the photo. I hope that you can restore this piece of history. Well done shot.
JD14-Sep-2007 04:28
There greenhouses can be very complex and elegant buildings! Nicely rendered.
Laryl14-Sep-2007 02:59
oh I love it! I worked today and haven't even tackled a photo.. hope to make it before midnight!
Martha Albuquerque14-Sep-2007 00:51
beautiful! well seen and done, my vote*
sandy barbour13-Sep-2007 22:18
Very nicely captured David, I love old rusty things too!
Nancy Lobaugh13-Sep-2007 22:07
laine8213-Sep-2007 21:41
Very nice up shot. Love that rust, David.
Dan Chusid13-Sep-2007 21:17
Rust stays active even into old age!
Tsienni13-Sep-2007 19:31
hello, I appreciate very much your effort to document a piece of the bygone age. It's also interesting to see the artworks not in the musuem, but in the real world!
Zak13-Sep-2007 19:05
The rustiness!
David Royall13-Sep-2007 18:59
I hope you can restore as much as possible. Older structures have so much character that is not found in newer buildings, at least not in newr building where I live.
Excellent capture.
Barbara Heide13-Sep-2007 18:35
excellent! v
Brinn MacDougall13-Sep-2007 18:30
Good one for the theme, well seen...v
Julie Hatvany13-Sep-2007 17:37
Very nice shot. I really like it, it vibrates with history
Ed Goodnight13-Sep-2007 17:35
lovely composition
beverley harrison13-Sep-2007 15:28
gorgeous tones in this one!
Jola Dziubinska13-Sep-2007 14:49
Beautifully done, David, gorgeous image and nostalgic mood. Vote.
Máire Uí Mhaicín13-Sep-2007 14:44
Great idea David,and full of character and history.
Guest 13-Sep-2007 14:32
Well done. Beautiful shot.
Dave Wixx13-Sep-2007 13:15
I suspect the faded glory looks better than it did new. Beautiful.
k_grqst13-Sep-2007 13:01
Gorgeously done. I like the treatment, too, David. Very nice.
Rich Westfall13-Sep-2007 12:52
We see a lot of that around here too. The chemicals these factories put in the air eats away at the buildings (and our lungs). Good shot.
Cindi Smith13-Sep-2007 11:16
Now that is great!!!!
Ian York13-Sep-2007 10:26
it may be a faded glory but you have captured a nostalgic feel to this image
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography13-Sep-2007 10:05
Good capture and an interesting story, Vote.
Maaike Huizer13-Sep-2007 10:02
Beautiful structure. Excellent angle. I love the tones.
Sheila13-Sep-2007 09:53
Excellent perspective. So sad this great workmanship will slowly rot away.
j>a>e>17 :):):)13-Sep-2007 09:21
magical spirits will grow here always delightFULL david :):):)
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