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Abandoned Mill Facility

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 April 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Reedsport, Oregon

Hard times for the lumber industry in many parts of coastal Oregon. This is one of many empty buildings I came across diving along the coast. I couldn't resist the reflections.

[notebook]: Reedsport is right along the coast - the ocean jetty sits on Winchester Bay - just south west of here. I pulled onto Highway 101 and began heading south. There were many places where, if I turned right and drove a very short distance - I would have been able to see the ocean. But I didn't do this - and so drove 125 km (78 miles) before seeing the Pacific - a spot we will view tomorrow: Port Orford, Oregon.

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good document and commentary, Stephen, we have some similar here.

21 Apr 2010 5:34am

behrouz from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot

21 Apr 2010 6:02am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful tones and mood here Stephen...well done!

21 Apr 2010 6:43am

Karthik from Chennai, India

You've captured the state of affairs very well with this snap.

21 Apr 2010 8:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great simplicity in the way you have arranged this one, I like it's two colour combination, and the realisation that colour can brighten up even the worst rain squalls.

21 Apr 2010 9:43am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the light in this - the warm and cool tones!!

21 Apr 2010 11:48am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love old buildings and the reflection is gorgeous :)

21 Apr 2010 12:53pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Nobody on the tarmac here, too.. Nice...

21 Apr 2010 1:20pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Shame to see places run down, but the reflections and textures here make for such a cool shot

21 Apr 2010 1:27pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like this color palette!

21 Apr 2010 1:59pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

GReat tones and colour here, nice one

21 Apr 2010 2:45pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Interesting... and sad. The reflections are great like you said. Looking forward to your shot tomorrow.

21 Apr 2010 2:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful colours, patterns yet another sad image! The fine textures and wet ground are heightening the mood! What a find and great document! We are easily drawn to such scenes, aren't we... See you and take care!

21 Apr 2010 3:42pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool rainy reflections

21 Apr 2010 4:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very cool tight frame with super reflection and tones .

21 Apr 2010 4:28pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

A perfect study on urban blight.......Great composition !!!

21 Apr 2010 6:42pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

love the color and reflections in the wet street.......

21 Apr 2010 6:50pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh yes, I know how tough the lumber/paper industry is.... My hubby lost his job with paper industry few years back.... Old good times...
Great shot with fabulous detail and tones. Great reflections too

23 Apr 2010 4:27am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

I'm a sucker for reflections too! Great shot.

25 Apr 2010 12:24pm