Sunday, May 10, 2009

MONOCHROME- A RAY OF LIGHT

What light through yonder window breaks? An archive one.




An enforced absence due to a few minor technicalities. Oops. Should be be back to normal blogging arrangement soon. Well soon if the Manx fairies wave their magic fairy wands or whatever it is Fairies do around here to weave their magic. So a temporary hiatus. Now who thought I'd been arrested for the photo of the policeman?


A little stock image from the archives( otherwise known as my bag of tricks for emergency measures.) I'm not inside the building but outside looking up towards the light of the foghorn. Yes foghorn. I did say foghorn, which is situated further North than Ramsey. One for all you peeling paint and faded beauty lovers. The same image in colour is vastly different. I mean it's got bright yellow walls and lime green metalwork. In fact I'll show you sometime.




For other Monochromes of Maniacs see and Aileni

45 comments:

Marie Reed said...

It is the east, and Queen B is the sun!

Bibi said...

I love hardly anything more than ducking into an abandoned dwelling or factory to see what's inside. Best shots are often found here.

Brian Miller said...

very cool b/w! the pic. by itself, opens up many lines of thought about the stories behind it.

Brian Miller said...

very cool b/w! the pic. by itself, opens up many lines of thought about the stories behind it.

Carolina said...

Great picture Babooshka! As always of course. I've been away for about three weeks due to non-technical problems, hehe. Happy to be back. A lot of catching up to do (I returned last Sunday and I have been trying to get to your blog all week. Finally....).
Have I missed something huge? You were arrested? hehe
Sorry, didn't mean to laugh. I'm off to scroll down your blog now. Bye

Lynette said...

Babooshka, I'm admiring the photo as I strive to understand the photo--you're outside the building? Very interesting, to say the least. But that's what I've come to expect here. Thanks for each and every one.

Martha Z said...

That photo reminds me of Alcatraz, a derelict prison in San Francisco Bay.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

aileni's link is wrong - can you work out the right one??

Gaelyn said...

Love the photo. Hope things improve.

RuneE said...

I must admit that I first "saw" an old prison - I will not say more...

PS I have a feeling you will like my entry this time.

Babooshka said...

Link to Aileni's link seems to be fine for me but some have expressed a problem.

Prison RuneE. Well that might be my view if I keep photographing Policeman.

Kitty said...

Yellow and green? Who would have thought! Was the foghorn the usual red colour?

Anne said...

Ohhh I loved this one!!

Aileni said...

Great image, stacks of atmosphere.

Dina ... UK said...

Looks like it could be a bit spooky, after lights out...lol

marley said...

It may be stock and it may be due to technical difficulties but it is fantastic! I love these sort of faded peeling photos, especially in B&W.

Thumbelina said...

Very effective in B&W.

Carver said...

I like the shot a lot. Makes me wonder what has happened inside. I fear a scary story.

Bim said...

Very atmospheric shot! Love to see it in colour, too.

slim said...

I think I just heard the foghorn . . . yes, foghorn. Good choice in monochrome. Can't wait to see this in color as well.

chrome3d said...

There is plenty of rust and texture to make yourself a photographic home.

Marie Reed said...

That foghorn is busting my eardrums!

april said...

Those deserted places are always great for photographers. Very attractive in b/w.

magiceye said...

unusual perspective

jabblog said...

It would seem very threatening (to me anyway) without the bright sunlight coming through the window. Lovely composition.

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing how old peeling paint on ceilings and walls seems to create a unique and fascianting piece of art! Weird textures and patterns emerge naturally!

At first, I too thought I was looking at an upper guard walking area in a prison! But maybe not!

Jim said...

Black and white looks great in that room. It looks eerie.

Clueless in Boston said...

I like this composition in b&w better than it sounds in colour.

Catherine said...

I lile the story about the policeman's picture.
Butr in fact, they're so nice in the Isle of Man, that he invited you to visit the prison, as a guest. So kind of him.
In fact, we get here, all the atmosphere. But in fact, Prisons, I imagine, never been invited, are far more cosy.

Neva said...

What a lovely b/w photo....I hope all is up and working with the faries doing their magic!!!

Z said...

I had to go check out your first foghorn post. That photo is so wee I couldn't see a lot of detail and I remain confused about the perspective here. Perhaps that is your intent, sneaky Babs!

Martha said...

Great shot - creepy looking in there!

Daryl said...

Hark! I hear the ceiling peeling ... wonderful shot!!!!

mannanan said...

I know this place very well. You've captured it perfectly.

Miranda McAfee said...

If this is the type of thing you find in your archives, I don't mind at all. Great B&W.

BJ Roan said...

This doesn't look like a place to be after dark. Perfect for B&W.

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Awesome shot. Love the black and white, rustic feel!

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Denise said...

I love this black and white photo. What stories your old building could tell.

Halcyon said...

Glad to hear that you are back to regular blogging.

I love all of your photos - whether they come from the archive goodie bag or are fresh off the press!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great shot.

I have to go find the police man shot now too...hehe

Hyde DP said...

peeling paint is great stuff and if it was yellow it probably needs peeling

Gail's Man said...

We all need a bag of tricks, when there's nothing worth taking. My photo today will have to be one too. Don't forget to pop over and see. That's if you're not sent to prison.

Liz said...

The title of the post suggests hope for a building in a state of disrepair.

A wonderful shot, as always.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd be very interested in seeing this in yellow and lie green. I'm having trouble imagining it. LOL They should have painted it black, grey and white. It actually looks good that way! ;-)

Mo said...

Definitely a B&W image given the colours you say it is. I would be distrated from those lovely water drops if I had to look at lime green and yellow

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