Deserted factory

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Sandman, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    Blog:
    <http://jonaseklundh.se/pages/Ode_Fabrik?lang=en>


    In Stråssa there is an abandoned factory that has been deserted for a
    very long time. It is used by some local paintball club, but was empty
    when we visited. A small opening in a door meant I could get inside
    and get some nice shots.

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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/3200 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/4000 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 62.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/8000 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 52.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/2500 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 120.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/2500 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/3 sec., ISO 10000


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    NIKON D3S, 38.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/2500 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/15 sec., ISO 10000


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/8 sec., ISO 8000


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    NIKON D3S, 28.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/5 sec., ISO 8000


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    NIKON D3S, 120.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/2500 sec., ISO 800


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    NIKON D3S, 35.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/6 sec., ISO 8000


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/6.3, 1/8 sec., ISO 8000


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/640 sec., ISO 200


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/25 sec., ISO 8000


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    NIKON D3S, 24.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/2000 sec., ISO 200


    I'm strangely fascinated by abandoned properties, and this was no
    exception.
     
    Sandman, Sep 3, 2013
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    Mort Guest


    Hi Jonas,

    Interesting photographs, akin to viewing an autopsy. Do you know what
    was manufactured in that factory?

    Here in the U.S.A.we have many abandoned factories,as more and more of
    our production is shifted overseas. Some of the old buildings, where
    possible, are now being converted into apartments to help alleviate the
    housing shortage.

    Nice photo essay.

    Regards,

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Sep 3, 2013
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  3. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    Hi Jonas,

    Interesting photographs, akin to viewing an autopsy. Do you know what
    was manufactured in that factory?[/QUOTE]

    No idea, really. But it was vast, and had rail tracks going right up to
    the factory so in its days, it must have been huge. I know it had a huge
    sand mine (if that's what you call it) but that still leaves a lot of
    options.
    That's quite cool. We have two factory silos converted to apartments in
    a nearby town. Looks really cool.

    You should go and take some pics of an abandoned factory! I just love to
    see. I'll post some pics soon from an abandoned house I went to recently.
    Thanks :)
     
    Sandman, Sep 3, 2013
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    RJH Guest

    No idea, really. But it was vast, and had rail tracks going right up to
    the factory so in its days, it must have been huge. I know it had a huge
    sand mine (if that's what you call it) but that still leaves a lot of
    options.
    [/QUOTE]

    Is there a housing shortage in the US? Or is it plenty of homes in the
    wrong place?
    Really evocative, thanks for posting. Given me a few ideas, but then I
    live in an 'old steel town' (Sheffield, UK) :)

    Cheers, Rob
     
    RJH, Sep 3, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Any housing shortage, or excess of available housing, is purely local.
    The real problem is inability of first-time buyers to obtain a
    mortgage due to increased requirements after the mortgage bust of a
    few years ago.

    First time buyers, and low income people, need apartments because they
    can't buy houses.

    Conversions of factories to apartments is financially attractive to
    investors because the factory property can be bought cheap in areas
    where factories have closed. There's no market for a closed factory
    to some other company who wants a factory, so conversions are a good
    investment.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 3, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    In NYC former slaughter houses in the former meat packing district and
    an abandoned railroad track, were converted into apartment houses. there
    was massive red tape because of zoning laws. The rental cost is not for
    low income people. Most units are shared by at least two individuals
    each of whom who earn in excess of 89k per year.

    <http://streeteasy.com/nyc/rentals/nyc/near:the-highline?page=6&sort_by=sqft_asc>
     
    PeterN, Sep 4, 2013
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  7. Sandman

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Yes, but lower income people benefit. When new trendy apartments are
    built, people move up. There's a chain of movement, and the less
    attractive but more reasonably priced apartments become available.
    Landlords for the less attractive apartment can't keep increasing the
    rent, and sometime have to decrease it.

    That's been going on in the housing market for decades. As the
    suburbs expand, and people in the city leave for suburban McMansions,
    the city houses lose value.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 4, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    That has not been the trend in NYC. Indeed housing rentals have been
    steadily climbing. Yes, about four years ago they dipped slightly, but
    the dip didn't last for long.
     
    PeterN, Sep 4, 2013
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    Mort Guest


    Oh really? Then why is there an inexorable climb upwards in the cost of
    N.Y.C. rental and purchase units of housing? Why does a tiny studio
    apartment in most areas of the city, especially in Manhattan, cost in
    the range of $400,000-500,000, plus high monthly "maintenance" charges?
    etc., etc., etc..

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Sep 4, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Just because it doesn't apply to NYC doesn't mean it doesn't apply
    anywhere.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 4, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

     
    Whisky-dave, Sep 4, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Is there a reason you were using such high ISO setting on some pics, I can understand some but others were shot at 1/1000 or faster.
    I just wondered as last year I was with a friend that likes taking picturesof similar things but prefered low ISO and longer shutter speeds of 1- 10 seconds. She even did one on B and walked around flashing (with a manual flash gun as a light paint effect).
     
    Whisky-dave, Sep 4, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    It also doesn't mean that your statement doesn't apply anywhere else.
    Think Miami; Seattle; San Francisco; D.C. There well may be other
    places, but I have no knowledge of the specifics.
     
    PeterN, Sep 4, 2013
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  14. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    Is there a reason you were using such high ISO setting on some pics, I can
    understand some but others were shot at 1/1000 or faster.[/QUOTE]

    I'm assuming it's because I had it set to ISO 800 when outdoors due to
    the overcast weather, which was a tad unnecessary in some pictures. And
    the indoor pictures probably had auto ISO by the looks of it.
    I would have love that as well. But I had an anxious family with me that
    disliked me running around alone in a deserted factory. Also, I had no
    tripod with me. :)
     
    Sandman, Sep 4, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    It's a big country, Peter. You can exclude many cities, but I don't
    think you can exclude all. The high end real estate has been
    mentioned, but not the opposite end of the spectrum. Frankly, none
    participating here have the slightest contact with that. If that
    eases, we'd never notice.
     
    Tony Cooper, Sep 5, 2013
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    RichA Guest

    Good images. One bright spot in a moribund economy.
     
    RichA, Sep 5, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    This is strange in yuor post I have a yellow post it not type box and is asks

    "Translate into English" which is a link that doesn't seem to do much.

    Not seen this on any of my posts :)
     
    Whisky-dave, Sep 5, 2013
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    RichA Guest

    Maybe Google thinks all Canadians are French?
     
    RichA, Sep 5, 2013
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    George Kerby Guest

    I know that their damn mail app inserts TOO MANY carriage returns!
     
    George Kerby, Sep 6, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    That is my point. Your original statement is probably accurate in many
    markets. It is not applicable to all markets.
     
    PeterN, Sep 7, 2013
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