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27 Comments |
markthehess
 
markthehess January 21, 2011
oohh hope no one was injured.....haha
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey January 22, 2011
No idea. Just stumbled across it on a cycle ride with my wife, and couldn't resist. Gone now, demolished to make way for apartments.
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 January 21, 2011
Nicely Captured
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey January 22, 2011
Thank you - now an apartment block on this corner; on the A66.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr January 21, 2011
Awesome shot!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey January 22, 2011
Thank you - a bit of fun.
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey January 22, 2011
Thank you - now an apartment block on the site, on the A66.
lmonroe
 
lmonroe July 18, 2011
Love this place! WAY TO STUMBLE! Congratulations on the feature.
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
goober20101
 
goober20101 July 18, 2011
great shot.....congratulations on your feature
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 July 18, 2011
congrats
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
anitania PRO+
 
anitania July 18, 2011
grats on your feature
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts July 18, 2011
Congrats on your feature!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
rmcalpine
 
rmcalpine July 18, 2011
Great find! Congrats on your feature!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
AZ Cowgirl PRO
 
AZ Cowgirl July 18, 2011
Wow...kind of sad...congratulations on the feature!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Very sad - a terrible sense of isolation and desolation. Thanks for your kind words.
DWPhotography
 
DWPhotography July 18, 2011
Congrats on your feature photo :)
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
candyman735@hotmail.com
 
candyman735@hotmail.com July 18, 2011
Fantastic shot, congrats!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
janr46 PRO+
 
janr46 July 18, 2011
Congratulations.
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
danielh
 
danielh July 18, 2011
congrats!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
nitti
 
nitti July 18, 2011
Congrats
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
thegigibun
 
thegigibun July 18, 2011
wonderful...congrats on feature
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thank you. One of those photographs that I glad I captured - new apartments now on the site.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr July 18, 2011
Congratulations on your feature photo!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thanks for your kind thoughts.
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 July 18, 2011
Congrats on the feature!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thanks for your kind thoughts.
inka
 
inka July 18, 2011
I like the color scheme. Congratulations on the feature!
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thanks - just a little tweaking in Photoshop to get the desired effect.
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb July 18, 2011
Great photo.
rabbottbrailey
rabbottbrailey July 19, 2011
Thanks for your kind thoughts.
Lumagbasphotography
 
Lumagbasphotography September 19, 2011
Great find and nice capture! :)
Redcow
 
Redcow March 17, 2012
Interesting shot!
DEBBIEDUCHEK Platinum
 
DEBBIEDUCHEK March 23, 2012
I LOVE THIS!! GREAT STORY! :)
gymmybob PRO+
 
gymmybob June 17, 2012
Great shot, cool title-lol
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 20, 2012
Interesting photo
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 January 18, 2013
Interesting capture! Love the caption. :-)
CqCasting
 
CqCasting February 22, 2013
How unfortunate on the demolition, looks like a fun place to play with the camera :)
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photograph was taken on the A66 in Cumbria, in the north west of England, about 9 miles from the market town of Penrith, at the corner of a small country lane leading towards Morland and King's Meaburn. This ruin was once a café, and bed and breakfast, long since replaced with a small block of apartments.

Time

This was captured a few years ago one summer afternoon - around 4pmish, I seem to remember. I was with my wife and we were out on our bicycles, on the way back to our holiday home following a 20 mile cycle ride.

Lighting

I was inspired to capture the image, partly, due to the moody natural lighting, which enhanced the white of the walls, and captured the desolation, making appear as if it was in a war zone, and the inhabitants had fled in a hurry.

Equipment

At that time I was using a compact Sony Cybershot, and that was used to capture this image.

Inspiration

I was inspired to take this photograph because of the many different stories it might have to tell - in this instance, what might have happened when someone forgot to turn off the gas when they went out!

Editing

This is as it was!

In my camera bag

These days I have a zoom lens, two usb sticks, various lens covers, lens hood, and battery charger, amongst other things, but I now use a Canon 600D.

Feedback

Composition played an important part in capturing the final image. Everything was as you see it in the image. Nothing was moved, so the angle of the shot was crucial to capturing the essence, whether that was the loneliness of the building, which had probably borne witness to such a variety of people during its life, or the humour, albeit the view of the photographer - the warning sign, when there were was no one working on site!

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