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Inside the home of the Stourbridge Lion
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I have a fondness for the Foster & Rastrick foundary in Stourbridge - the site where the first steam locomotive that ran in America was made. So this building is well over 150 years old - look at the steel roof trusses. The building had been used right to within the last 5 years and there are plans for it to be saved from demolition, as reported in the Stourbridge News. Otherwise it would have been as site of desolation. I hope more of it than my picture is preserved. Must confess that I'm not one for sepia tones, but this one seemed to work better in sepia than in colour or B&W.

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::tigger3
10/25/09 10:22 PM GMT
Very good entry and the sepia looks great. ♪ ♫ :)sandi♪ =^..^=
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Logun7
10/25/09 10:37 PM GMT
gσσd luck ín thє cσntєst!!!!
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::Hottrockin
10/25/09 11:35 PM GMT
I'm totally dig the old-world vibe kickin' here!! Nice one!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
::Jimbobedsel
10/25/09 11:56 PM GMT
You are right about the sepia look. It really gives it a certain positive feel to it.Very well presented, and a great shot for the contest. Good luck.

Jimbob
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::zunazet
10/26/09 1:16 AM GMT
Great entry for the contest John. A building built that solid ought to be good for at least another 100 years or so. Sepia is perfect for its age for sure.
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::billyoneshot
10/26/09 1:43 AM GMT
This is a great capture my friend. I am glad it is being saved. A part of our history such as this should not be forgotten.
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Billy
::Dunstickin
10/26/09 7:46 AM GMT
Love the tones!...

I always think scenes like this are better not 'coloured'! eh!..

By the way...a suitable subject for the present comp on here..'Desolation'!...
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.mesmerized
10/26/09 8:18 AM GMT
I agree with the above...great portrayal of desolation and good choice with the sepia...good luck.
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::allisontaylor
10/26/09 10:58 AM GMT
I think the sepia does work in this. Atmosphere reminds me of plundering through one of my granddad's old barns he had with ancient equipment and tractors. I can easily imagine the smells and sounds when in use.
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.Catharina1
10/26/09 1:32 PM GMT
Really good photography my friend! Such great light you have in this photo! Mich
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::nigelmoore
10/26/09 1:59 PM GMT
Sepia works well on this one John, it adds to the industrial feel.
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.markvc1
10/26/09 2:29 PM GMT
Sepia works very well in this shot, this image tells its own story every time you look at it
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::Inkeri
10/26/09 6:38 PM GMT
Fantastic one Sandi..Good luck.
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.meiamafreak
10/27/09 7:48 PM GMT
Wonderful! I'm not sure where to set my eyes, it's a busy image, but still very nice. I love the sepia and the light coming through the windows.
Thanks for sharing and all the best of luck in the contest!
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.bgeek
10/28/09 5:22 AM GMT
Very interesting picture. I love the remains of the old machinery.
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.fly
10/28/09 6:16 PM GMT
Sweet old place when can i move in it's a keeper things like this need to be saved nice snap.
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::twinkel
10/29/09 3:23 PM GMT
Congratulations :o)
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::tealeaves
10/29/09 4:46 PM GMT
Congratulations on your win!
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.Catharina1
10/30/09 11:31 AM GMT
He congrats John.. well deserved!! Mich
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.Tochi
12/16/09 3:50 AM GMT
great shot ..like it keep it up ..
GOOD LUCK ... ^_^
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Tamas2evil
05/28/10 6:12 PM GMT
Lovely!
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