Rusty B&W door

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 5 November 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

There was a former power plant that was open for some kind of virtual reality seminar or something. We wandered in and looked at some of their sales material, and a couple of us tried on the virtually reality goggles. No one objected when we opened our tripods and began shooting the old industrial shapes.

It was hard to resist converting this to black and white, but the rust was so lovely.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/10 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Textures et couleurs splendides. )

5 Nov 2016 6:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So glad you retained the color here . .

5 Nov 2016 7:02am

@Ronnie 2¢: yes, the visual pun was not worth losing the gorgeous rust tones

Devi from Chennai, India

such lovely details...Beautiful image !

5 Nov 2016 7:24am

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Nice founding. I like the shape and the texture of this rusty door.

5 Nov 2016 8:54am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Superb this color on this "B&W"

5 Nov 2016 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the textures. Worth photographing.

5 Nov 2016 9:18am

Frances from Boston, United States

Always something interesting to look at in old factories. The detail and the color on this door is excellent and well worth the shot.

5 Nov 2016 9:44am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime ta composition

5 Nov 2016 10:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Deux poignée quel éclairage et rendu rouille quelle petite porte génail.

5 Nov 2016 10:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France


5 Nov 2016 10:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Quite colourful for a B&W :)

5 Nov 2016 10:53am

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a fine subject. I'm glad you left this one in color. A second black and white version would be interesting. A fine photo.

5 Nov 2016 12:03pm

jean pierre a from France

superbe porte en fonte!! amitiés

5 Nov 2016 12:45pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Ha Ha.....nice detail but doesn't look b&w to me.

5 Nov 2016 2:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you captured the light on this

5 Nov 2016 3:40pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ha ha. Indeed the rust was so lovely but ... B&W ...

5 Nov 2016 3:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful light and textures .

5 Nov 2016 5:46pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

You can still post a B&W one.

5 Nov 2016 5:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!
Amazing details!

5 Nov 2016 6:27pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good details

5 Nov 2016 7:46pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I agree that the rust had to take priority. Very nice.

6 Nov 2016 1:51am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Nov 2016 8:04am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

I like the light and tones and the interesting door handle.

6 Nov 2016 5:31pm