monochrome heaven

By: Kirsty

Jun 28 2010

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Category: Daily Photos, human constructs


Focal Length:48mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II

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The Old Weetbix Factory, Warburton

This post celebrates the world of black and white, and the joy of finding a subject ideally suited to being photographed the old-fashioned way (with a little help from the modern world). This old factory was deserted years ago and has become quite eerie and atmospheric. There are so many wonderful textures and structures that one image couldn’t tell its story. I have therefore decided to take you on a monochromatic tour. Enjoy!

21 comments on “monochrome heaven”

  1. I love them all, but I especially like the one with the circular and rectangular windows!!

  2. Hey, great little slide show Kirsty! I like all the different textures of this place. Favorites are the round window (I love it’s positioning) and the very tactile plant like surface photo. I also like the first one that looks like there’s lots of coloured paint on the ground round the rock. There really is a magic to black and white imagery:)

  3. Yeah, B&W. These are great. You have a wonderful eye for making the banal interesting.

  4. What a lovely portrait of a place, Kirsty! I especially was drawn to the stairs image….almost drawn into the place with that. How provocative images can be! Lovely!

  5. Loving this monochrome slideshow Kirsty, have left it open on my screen and it has gained some attention from a few passerbys in the house!

    Eerie and atmospheric are perfect descriptions. The place reminds me of the old wheat silos in Newtown (Syd), but sadly they are apartments now….This real estate city leaves no stone unturned (literally!) so its sad we dont have many of these places left to explore around here….

    • Thanks Ruby,
      I wish I were a little more inclined towards illegal activity. I might get up the nerve to break in. There is one room that glows at night through orange curtains. Squatters I think.

  6. Hey! What a WONDERFUL tour! They are all so cool. I particularly loved the ‘no parking’ sign in the park. That gifted a great laugh. But they are all great. I love black and white and the angles You watch from and the story You tell. That one white, stained wall with vines….or is it tree shadows?… haunting and romantic to me. Thanks for all this beauty! Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

  7. Oh it’s so nice to play in blogland and discover more joys of b&w photography. You’re so lucky to be able to get so close to this building. There are several in KC that are fenced off so that it’s tough to get close-ups. Sweet work, Kirsty.

  8. Love all the B&W photos.

  9. […] was inspired to try it again, after viewing Kirsty’s photographs here.. She lives in Australia, and has an incredible talent. She put together a slide show of an […]

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