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Monday, February 21, 2011

Old Factory in Tochigi City


The factory looks like it is covered with ash...

Well, we did have a volcano eruption at Mt. Kirishima (霧島山) but it's way too far from where I took this photo. If you are curious about the eruption, here we are.

The building shown in this photo is a lime factory in Tochigi city. It was unfortunate that the sky was fully covered with thick clouds when I was there, and because of that almost everything looks just GRAY. And a little bit red from the rust... It's not an abandoned building but it does look so exhausted...




A series of industrial factories related to the lime is located along Route 202 and I am beginning to like this bizarre looking place! I will definitely visit there once again when the sky is blue!

This is a That's my world and Ruby Tuesday entry.


           

38 comments:

  1. What a fabulous atmospheric shot! It looks eerie with the dust - but lovely too.

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  2. I like old factories, they are so interesting, one can take many many good photos!
    This picture is very good, I like your photos taken with a fisheye lens.

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  3. wow! i love how the red shows through all that rust. beautiful shot! please also take time to visit me at http://unshouted.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/ravishing-reds/ happy RT!

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  4. すごく迫力のある写真ですね
    映画かゲームの舞台になりそう
    霧島もモノクロの世界になってしまってますが
    早く収まるといいですね。

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  5. Very interesting shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. how amazing to capture those reds.

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  7. im your newest follower. amazing sepia here

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  8. it does look eerie. nice of you to capture those reds.

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  9. The gloomy sky is fit to the atmosphere of this worn-out building. Bizarre but very attractive structure!
    I would like to see this one in the blue sky too!!
    Great shot! I love this.

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  10. The rust adds a bit of character to the old mill - and a subtle ruby, too! We have old factories in the US, and the shame is they are not working any more. Thus, the rust adds a little reminder of when thes buildings were hard at work,,,

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  11. I'm surprised it's not abandoned as it sure looks from this angle that it is.

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  12. Great photo of this interesting and photogenic site. I imagine you have a lot more of this place.

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  13. I thought this one is abandoned building it does look like it is. I like the red part that remains to be seen by all the grayness around. Happy Monday!
    Cardinal

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  14. you got your fisheye out again, am I right? I love this photo. I love the lower left with the tire hanging and the metal stairs and the shadows on the concrete wall. it's like a secret little spot away from the rest and there appears to be just the hint of life there - some vines or something. the tone and angles are fantastic. great photo Yoshi!!! I think it's another fave.

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  15. Really great shot, the gray and the grime really add to the urban blight feeling.

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  16. What great lines and textures in your photo - the gray sky makes a perfect backdrop!

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  17. Terrific capture as always, Yoshi! And what a fascinating background! I, too, love the textures and lines. How wonderful that you were able to capture that reddish color! Terrific! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  18. What a cool looking image! Interesting post!

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  19. In its abstract way it looks beautiful! Exerpt from Th.Fontane's poem comes to mind; "Tand, Tand ist das Gebilde von Menschenhand." (loosely translated, What man has build, is like trinkets baubles, all can fall.)

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  20. This is a great shot! I really like it!

    Have a nice day! :-)

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  21. I like how you have prepared the picture and showing just a little shade of red. You are a picture artist :)

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  22. what an interesting perspective. it does look eerie but great shot of the site.

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  23. i like this industrial and moody shot. there was a lime factory i passed by when i was in high school--the neighborhood was covered with dust, even the trees.

    incidentally, we also have an erupting volcano right now. good thing it's far from where i am.

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  24. HDRみたいな写真ですね!
    すごくきれいです。
    火山が怖いです。

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  25. Are you playing with a fisheye in this shot? I love mine, but I find it hard to use. YOur capture of this industrial factory is excellent. I love the reds. Kudos!

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  26. Love the subject! It really looks like it's fallen apart and completely dejected. Nice one!

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  27. Beautiful, in an abandoned sort of way.

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  28. This photo partly looks like a "dessin", or preparatory drawing using a pencil. In a hazy black and white, there's a hint of rust-color on the metal parts, which create a special atmosphere of the ruins of factory.

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  29. this photo is like our earth quake

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  30. Holy moly! Thanks for the link, much appreciated!! :D

    It certainly looks like it would have fit in here a few weeks ago. ;)
    Like Stardust said, it looks like a "dessin" - fantastic. ^^

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  31. Beautiful rendition Yoshi. Your image has an artistic feel to it, you've made something all steel and gray into something sculptural. Thank you for following my blog. I will do likewise with your's as well :)

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  32. A beautiful piece of a sad event...art! That was what I'm supposed to say but since it's not really from an effect of the eruption, still is a work of art... :)

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  33. tres beau HDR b&w, j'aime beaucoup ce traitement

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  34. You capture such great pictures, very interesting!!

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  35. Great shot of the old factory, I like this images a lot :o)

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  36. the image is incredible. gray everywhere.

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