Windows and Wood

The first shot isn’t real pretty…in fact, it’s probably technically ugly…but it provides context for the photos that follow….

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28 responses

  1. Woods and bricks
    and beautiful clicks
    Scott i love textures,something soothing and pleasing about them
    loved the shots πŸ™‚

    June 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    • Thank you, Soma…for your nice words and for your morning poetry…. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

  2. That’s odd. I wonder if the wood was faced with another material at some point.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

    • I don’t know, Allen, it almost has the appearance of being recycled from some other project. In the right-most panel, the wood is still bare and there are stamps or imprints that appear to be from a previous use. But yes, it is odd. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

  3. It’s an interesting building Scott. Is it empty? Nice shots.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    • Very interesting, Chillbrook…and no, not entirely empty. There was a cat in one of the windows that opened into what appeared to be a furnished apartment, but I could also see that some of the rooms had been gutted and were in the process of being remodeled. Can’t really speak to how full the place was either, but there were very few cars in the parking lot…even early on the Saturday morning when most people’s cars would be there….

      June 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

  4. Intriguing… I’m going to imagine it’s ‘new’ siding using recycled materials. The best of both worlds? But aside from purpose, I love the stripes and the colors.. and even the tipsy angles.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    • I think you might be correct, Gunta..”new” siding from recycled materials. The first time I saw the building, there was a crew working on the opposite side of the building with a man up in one of those mechanical lifts doing some kind of work with the wood…. And yes, the stripes and colors do have an intriguing element to them…and I thought the tipsy angles were necessary after all of the straight lines.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  5. What an utterly fascinating building. It looks beautiful – the brickwork looks in fairly good shape and the sash windows are lovely. It looks as if it could do with some TLC to bring it back to its best – but the wooden slats are most intriguing, all different sizes and types. I love your photography – the tilted angles and side-on views.

    June 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoyed all of it, Meanderer…it was fun mixing it up a bit with the lines and colors and angles. I really like the wood and brick together…I think the colors go well. I’ll have to stop-by again to see if any more work is being done on it.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  6. Great textural buildings making for really nice compositions. The last ones are wonderfully askew.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • Thank you, Karen…and I like those “wonderfully askew(ed)” ones, too. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  7. I love the angled shots Scott, it’s give the whole post a patchwork feel, it’s visually really interesting. Very nice colours, textures and juxtaposition of the wood and brick too.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    • Thank you, Finn…I’m glad you enjoyed them…they seemed necessary after all the straight lines. I thought the recycled wood and brick were very interesting together…I’m wondering if the place is still in transition, being remodeled…or if it’s finished.

      June 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  8. What a fascinating building! I like the way you tilt the photos going down the page! Now, that’s clever! If you scroll fast, you get a real ride! πŸ™‚
    I love the colors and textures here. The building looks cobbled together from spare parts or something, but it’s pretty to me.

    June 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    • It does appear to be rather patched or cobbled together, doesn’t it, George? All kinds of spare parts. πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you liked the effect of the tilted shots…and they are kind of fun to play with. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  9. Love these!!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    • Thank you, Lazaro! πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  10. Wonderful artistic rendering!

    June 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

    • Thank you, Bonnie. πŸ™‚

      June 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

  11. Great series of images – a fascinating facade. Have you tried a gritty, contrasty B&W conversion on any of these? I think some of them would be ideally suited to that.

    June 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

    • Thank you, Andy…and no, I haven’t explored the shots in B&W, but that’s a great idea. I will have to go experiment. Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll let you know how they turn-out. πŸ™‚

      June 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

  12. The building is old, and full of stories? Looks like lot of activities had gone by! I can’t comment on the building, we have so many like these in Mumbai itself:-), still lived in.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

  13. Yes, it is old, Pattu…and I would imagine that there are books full of stories living in those old walls. I believe this one is still lived-in, too.

    July 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  14. t.i.n.a.

    Ahh…the original shots in colour. Nice. Again with the dizzy for those last few – but what a wonderful effect. You do some really great captures, Scott! Thank you so much for sharing these with us all. πŸ™‚

    July 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

    • Yes, the originals in color, Tina…thank you for your nice words…and you’re most welcome for sharing them. I appreciate your visiting and your comments again. πŸ™‚

      July 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

  15. So cool! Where is this? Please don’t tell me it has been torn down 😦

    November 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

    • Hello there, Bananna…these were actually being renovated at the time, from the outside to the inside, and have since been painted and look nothing like they did then. They’re in downtown Salt Lake…on 200 East and around 300 South, if you’re familiar with the area. Thanks for stopping-by. πŸ™‚

      November 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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