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I went to look around Stirchley swimming baths this afternoon. To mark the 100th anniversary of its opening in 1911 it was open to the public today.
It is now to be converted into a new community centre.
When I was at Westhill College 40 years ago training to be a teacher, we came here as part of our PE programme to learn how to teach swimming.
Today was a wonderful opportunity to take rusty, broken and decayed shots, and this is the first of them.
It is a broken door to one of the changing cubicles.
I love how the light has fallen across the open door and created a curved shadow where it has split .
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Sep 2011 - 1:00 PM
Focal Length:6.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/110sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Broken door
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:3 Sep 2011 - 9:38 PM
Tags:Architecture, Flash / lighting, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 9:45 PM

This is fabulous! I'm particularly taken with the shadows and that jagged, broken line. It has a Dalí quality.
Quote: rusty, broken and decayed

Sounds like my idea of heaven.
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 9:50 PM

I thought of you and your old/new Library as I walked around with my hard hat on !!!

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 9:51 PM

Definitely surreal and the Surrealist, a hint of Man Ray as well as Dalí. The door latch is like an oblong face with tongue sticking out . . . Beautifully seen.
Bill

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 9:57 PM

I can see that face now Bill Smile

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:00 PM

Clever shot Helen. It looked very 'modern' in the thumbnail so was surprised to open it up and see this. Hope you had fun looking around.

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:04 PM

Haha I've just noticed... you need to get the date sorted out on your camera!! Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:05 PM

I certainly do Rach - sorted now Smile

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cirrusminor
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3 Sep 2011 - 10:10 PM

Soo abstract... should be an album cover!
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:13 PM

Sharp, clear, mysterious!
Excellent

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:15 PM

Many thanks Tim and Jenn

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:31 PM

Helen, its a very interesting departure from your style and it didn't stand out as you... having said that its a fab image and I can see the shape of a cat with the latch as the tongue. Great image..

Mark

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 10:35 PM

Life is full of surprises Mark Wink Wink
A one eared cat I think Smile

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3 Sep 2011 - 11:18 PM

It's the sort of image you can just gaze at and take so much from it!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 11:39 PM

Thanks Paul Smile

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mikbee
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4 Sep 2011 - 1:46 AM

A well spotted image Helen.
Delighted to see this type of image from you.
The more images like this from respected members like yourself,
the more ''rust and grot'' will gain respect on the site !!
Mick.

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pascalg
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4 Sep 2011 - 5:29 AM

very interesting!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2011 - 6:11 AM

Thanks Mick and Pascal Smile

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pluckyfilly
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4 Sep 2011 - 8:12 AM

great find - more to follow I am sureWink

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2011 - 9:11 AM

Good work indeed,well done
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SlowSong
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4 Sep 2011 - 9:25 AM

Super abstract.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2011 - 9:29 AM

Thanks Ann, Saeid and Chris Smile

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43836 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2011 - 10:07 AM

Incredible how such a simple thing as a damaged door can be seen to be a great photo opportunity, with line, form and shade that looks like a deliberate creation of modern art. Very good eyes you have, Helen, I would never have spotted this.

Malc

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4 Sep 2011 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Malc Smile

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CaroleS
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4 Sep 2011 - 10:40 AM

That light certainly gives a pleasing image - well spotted and captured. Carole

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helenlinda
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4 Sep 2011 - 10:53 AM

Thanks Carole Smile

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digital_boi
4 Sep 2011 - 10:56 AM

a pleasing shape and shadow grot at its best nice one

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AnnChown
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4 Sep 2011 - 11:25 AM

Extraordinary image Helen; need to have a couple of looks more...
Ann

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Joline
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4 Sep 2011 - 11:31 AM

This makes for a most pleasing and enigmatic abstract.

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4 Sep 2011 - 11:58 AM

Very good pattern shot

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2011 - 11:58 AM

Thanks Graham, Ann, Joline and John Smile

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4 Sep 2011 - 1:58 PM

Beautiful tones and composition Helen; excellent image.
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4 Sep 2011 - 1:59 PM

Thanks Rende Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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4 Sep 2011 - 3:19 PM

It's certainly provided you with an excellent abstract, Helen - well seen and captured Wink
Trev Smile

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4 Sep 2011 - 3:39 PM

Thanks Trev

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helenlinda
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4 Sep 2011 - 9:55 PM

Many thanks to Tim for his GEA - what a mammoth task sorting it out !!!!
Thanks for being persistent when I had decided it wouldn't happen SmileSmile

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5 Sep 2011 - 8:06 PM

A well defined observational piece Helen. Well done on the GEA.Smile
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5 Sep 2011 - 9:28 PM

Thanks Brian Smile

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8 Sep 2011 - 9:53 PM

fantastic abstract composition

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9 Sep 2011 - 7:30 AM

Thanks Annette Smile

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25 Sep 2011 - 5:44 PM

Great observation Helen, intriguing image.

kind regards,

Robin

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30 Sep 2011 - 8:11 AM

Excellent image Helen
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videotec  6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 - 8:56 AM

Nice one Helen
Regards
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RTDS  5 Cyprus
29 Nov 2011 - 10:38 AM

Great capture.
Like the light/shadows.
Robert

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20 Dec 2011 - 7:21 PM

Marvelous Helen, like the light that you have captured
and with the shadow..brilliant
Lillian

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8 Jan 2012 - 3:04 PM

Lovely verge-of-abstract work. Well seen.

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8 Jan 2012 - 4:06 PM

An intriguing image with great lines and forms.

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great find with an abstact twist

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reflectionsinlight

very nice tone

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23 Apr 2012 - 6:20 PM

SmileNICE - 1.
SANJEEV

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