Bricks and bramble shadows

By mrswoolybill
The wall of an old mill, now returning to nature.
Wintrip's at Blaydon was a water-mill built in the 18th Century to process flints. (Flints arrived as ballast in ships returning to the Tyne, and were ground down to powder for use in the glass and pottery industries.)
It fell into disuse in 1914 when fancy tableware suddenly became less important in the overall scheme of things, and coke ovens were built on the site.
I find the remaining wall fascinating as it was obviously built on the cheap, using whatever materials odd bricks, different sorts of stone the builders could lay their hands on (= pilfer) from other projects.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Saturday shadows

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Nov 2012 7:51AM
No 1 for me .. Very well composed. Although chris says the point is bad, it is concrete and should be lime Wink

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Nov 2012 8:01AM
I must agree with Annette ! I love the textures and of course the shadows in V1 Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:18AM
V1 for me Moira - lovely combination of chunky and dainty - gorgeous shadows which for me work best without the bramble included SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Nov 2012 8:26AM
Simply beautiful textures and top composition. I love the simplicity and delicate colour.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:27AM
Thanks folks. V1 is my favourite by a long way, I included the others to 'fill out' the picture. Annette, there's something of everything here, even chunks of timber mixed in with bricks and stone.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2012 8:56AM
A wonderful old wall, Moira, such a shame to see it fall into disrepair. It is wearing some beautiful natural shadows in these images, particularly V.1. Carol
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
24 Nov 2012 8:56AM
No. 1 is definitely the one that gets the vote. Simple effective leaf shadows against a backdrop of complementary textures, detail and subdued colour.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Nov 2012 9:06AM
very appealing Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Nov 2012 9:14AM
The " Day of the Triffids " Moira. Shadow play.Wink
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Nov 2012 9:20AM
V1 and V3 for me, Moira. Wonderful texture and colours, and the shed shadows look great on them. Smashing abstracts!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 9:21AM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Nov 2012 9:36AM
Lovely texture, you can almost run your hand over the screen and feel the roughness.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
24 Nov 2012 10:02AM
V1 and V3 for me as I like the mystery. - gary
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 10:16AM
Version 1 for me Moira - outstanding!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Nov 2012 11:23AM
Wonderful shadows here, Moira, and think V1 has to be my fave too! Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
24 Nov 2012 12:19PM
I prefer the added splash of green in V2, Moira. Added to the blue/grey hue of the cement, it works for me.
They have made as much use of the morter or cement as possible building this wall, far easier than having to 'acquire' more bricks and stone.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 12:22PM
This is great! V1 is my faveGrin
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
24 Nov 2012 12:50PM
It has to be v1, with that shadow dancing across the stone.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
24 Nov 2012 1:57PM
Three fine shots each working very well, but I think, like Malc, I'd choose V2 as the most pleasing (oddly enough, as I'm not really a fan of green - but it brings the image together).
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 1:58PM
Just got back home - thanks to everyone who has called in here today, and particularly to Nezih and Barbs for their UAs - a very nice surprise on a cold day!
24 Nov 2012 2:00PM
Nice shadows and super stoney texture in these shots. I like the touch of green in V2.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
24 Nov 2012 2:31PM
very nice set!
24 Nov 2012 3:11PM
Some great shadows here Moira, 3 nicely bonded shots.

John Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:02PM
Great shot !!!.....well seen, & beautifully composed !!!!
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
24 Nov 2012 4:48PM
v1 for not showing the source of the shadow...

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:49PM
The shadows are set off very well against that old wall Moira!! Very well seen.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 6:28PM

Quote:v1 for not showing the source of the shadow...

My feelings entirely. But neither does V3...
Cheers everyone,
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:28PM
Three great shots V2 for me like the added splash of colour.Smile
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
25 Nov 2012 12:51AM
V1 for me Moira. A wonderful old piece of wall with the suggestive shadow of nature touching it.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 11:41AM
Fantastic images! Grin Delightful shadows and wall textures! So very well spotted...
Tibetan 5 3 England
25 Nov 2012 2:29PM
Nice shadows against the brick work, good detail sharp shadows like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Nov 2012 10:40PM
I bet its former owners would be mortarfied if they knew that this old mill had fallen into disrepair and nature had started to reclaim it. The shadows and textures are tremendous, you have such a keen eye for detail
Richsr 11 91 223 England
28 Nov 2012 8:39AM
version 1

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