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dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

beautiful detail here Stephen -- i always love this manufacturing type constructions! lovely decay going on here -- makes for intriguing textures and colors!

25 Sep 2008 5:28am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

You weren't kidding were you yesterday....the moss is really growing on everythiing!!! I love it here in contrast with the rust, I am sure the locals don't though ;o). I love these colours, a very rich image!

25 Sep 2008 5:32am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une photo vraiment originale !

25 Sep 2008 5:45am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great detail. Based on the way this place looks, though, I'm kind of glad they're not still using it to make dairy products! Yuck!

25 Sep 2008 1:09pm

Lorraine from Canada

Wow what a find, amazing how beautiful decay is in a photo, bravo Stephen :)

25 Sep 2008 1:39pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice abstract /still life.Well spotted.

25 Sep 2008 1:52pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Oh, tell me they aren't still using this place. Lie to me if you have to, but say it's not so! Wonderful capture of decay.

25 Sep 2008 3:40pm

@sherri: No lies necessary - long shut down and it shows. More evidence to follow...

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli détail.

25 Sep 2008 6:56pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This series is really great Stephen! It's most certainly hitting the spot on the 'grit' meter...love this!

25 Sep 2008 8:31pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Magnificent details here Stephen. This is really a pitty, the abbandonment those places are suffering... Thanks Stephen for showing and consciencialize everyone!

25 Sep 2008 11:28pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

And so we finally begin to see the effects of an inactive facility and how time strips it of its shine. And yet, for those that document this, we find much more of a story behind his tank vs a brand new one that is all shiny. I was drawn to this photo by the closeness of the moss growing on the take and now have a much better visual of the church from yesterday.

26 Sep 2008 1:30am

@Walter: True words. This area is so ripe for photography. I have gone to Loleta three times over the course of the past year. A grand total of less than three hours all told. With just the images that I have already taken - I could keep this series going into the new year without any sacrifice of quality.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Really effective shot, you have all the details and it's as though I'm standing there. Horrible old tank though, and no way suitable for dairy production.

26 Sep 2008 1:48am

@Observing: It is amazing how quickly nature re-claims what we consider 'ours'.

gbe from kansas city, United States

gritty beauty. love that number 2.

26 Sep 2008 2:42am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Some rust, mosses, lichens??? Really a photo which combines all these textures...

26 Sep 2008 7:12pm