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This was taken on the same day, same time as the last 4 posts - which were all idyllic lovely shots of the canal as it is today

Just to show you what it's really all about, a working artery of the north back in the late 1700's, I thought I'd make it look grim in 2 ways

the toning and colouring being faded
no spacing around it whatsoever, there's not sky, or breathing space in the shot - just like working in a mill in Burnley used to be

Sure you all prefer the lovely barge shots though

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Northern Soul
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:15 Jun 2007 - 9:43 PM
Tags:Architecture, Covered in poo, Fire escapes, Grim, Industry, The real north, Working class
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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 9:46 PM

great shot, love the repeat patterns in this, you've used the reflection well

CLIXSmile

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Andrekarl
Andrekarl  7 South Africa
15 Jun 2007 - 9:47 PM

Great reflection, agreed! Nice and gritty.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 9:53 PM

One of Blake's 'Dark satanic mills', in fact, though I suspect the windows have been enlarged since then. Working conditions would have been even more claustrophobic. Sure, the barges are prettier; but life for working bargees 200 years ago was pretty toilsome too.

Thanks for reminding us that the past was not always a better place; and thanks for some great images.

Bill

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
15 Jun 2007 - 9:55 PM

An interesting photo that gives the building a whole new life as art.
Dawn Smile

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:02 PM

Northern Soul was what Wigan Casino was all about!! LOL And what's all this wi' a tyke talking about Burnley - that's DEFO Red Rose county!!!

Nice image tho' gr8 reflections - noticed Tony was a little more guarded with his comments Wink

Cheers!

Fran x

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 - 10:19 PM

wow, this is a first class image,fantastic reflections great tonal work.
ian.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:21 PM

that's because it's Friday, Thursday is young lovers night Wink LOL Smile

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014786 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:38 PM

I'm a red rose guy Fran, just live in Leeds. Used to go clubbing in Burnley all the time in the 6th form - back in day...

Did a summer working at Lucas on the assembly lines. Safe to say that it's the worst job anyone could ever have, just moving one pile of widgets along a line... god knows how people do that and don't end up with a hose pipe through their car window... but that's what everyone in east lancs did 200 years ago

Maybe Brave New World was right?

Tony, your jealousy is very unbecomming Smile

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:43 PM

Frig, I've been busted!!!

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:57 PM


Quote: I'm a red rose guy

knew there was a reason why I liked you Ade - ru originally from Burnley? My sister lived there in the70's and early 80's and worked at the Cat's Whiskers.

I'm a Lancashire lass mi'sen - frae Preston - Dad's from Mill Hill, Blackburn! Smile

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014786 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 10:58 PM

well and truly Smile

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014786 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2007 - 11:07 PM

I'm from Clitheroe, well a little village at the foot or Pendle really.

Went to school in clitheroe and we often had nights in Burnley or Blackburn, most weekends.

We did go to the Cat's Whiskers, had to wear a tie when we first started going... jesus, that's aincnet times! Was called the Ritzy afterwards too.

I was a pest controller in Preston for 6 months (between degrees) so know it really well, used to have the A2Z in my head! Where about in Preston was it?

I've lost the accent, it's "generic northern" now, though I still say "source" correctly apparently.

Smile

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KevinMW
KevinMW  8 Wales
15 Jun 2007 - 11:59 PM

Great patterns and reflections. Very graphical.

Kevin

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
16 Jun 2007 - 12:01 AM

northern soul
thats my music
nice one

daz

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2007 - 12:25 AM


Quote: Northern soul

Mine too Darren - knew I liked you - just found out why!!! Smile

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Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2007 - 1:16 AM

certainly conveys the story of Mills in Burnley
Dianna

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
16 Jun 2007 - 6:50 AM

The little village that I grew up in here in Scotland thrived on the textile and paper mill industry from the 1700s too and there were at least 5 mills still working until I was in my late twenties.

This reminds me SO much of the claustrophic feeling that I used to get as I walked home from school down a little narrow street that had high mill buildings on both sides........I think you've done brilliantly here.

I used to stand at the top of that street lol and run down it...hated the dark, cramped feeling.

Brilliant work.......

Ali

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shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2007 - 7:47 AM

Well spotted. Really like the symmetry.

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2007 - 10:21 AM

Social architectural imagery is as important as any other Adrian. Image does illustrate the building and perhaps it's gloomy past. Seems a lot of recent history tied up with this also. Makes interesting reading. Ron.

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014786 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2007 - 12:43 PM

yeah - you can see the computers in the windows and the fancy new air-con machines have taken over from the grimey looms

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uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2007 - 12:57 AM

Gritty and showing a more real than idylic side to life.

I like it....

Tommy

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HarryStan
HarryStan  950 forum posts Australia
17 Jun 2007 - 11:53 AM

Love it...

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19 Jun 2007 - 8:32 PM

Like it - v.well composed (if u didn't crop of course !)

Damian

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culturedcanvas
21 Jul 2007 - 1:26 PM

Needs a 30 if u ask me ... ah .. done ... quality image.

D

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