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Old 24th December 2008
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Nestle Perina - Old Factory

Hi all,

Managed a visit to an old Nestle Perina factory in Barrhead.. Had the E1 with me but I couldn't get it to bracket more than 4 seconds so used the E510 for all the shots...

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The Nestle Purina factory in Barrhead, near Glasgow, made pet food - with a brief break to make baby food. The 200 employees were laid off in 2004, when Nestle decided that the factory was uneconomic.
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Looking forward to the comments as always.. Haters feel free to have a giggle I KNOW YOUS THINK I'M NOT A TOG
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Old 24th December 2008
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Nice set of images. I like tone mapping on certain images, and industrial is one of them. Anything with old dials and machlinery I like. Your technic really works with these. I just have to find some dilapitated industrial buildings in my area and try this out. A couple of questions. 1) Did you use the standard +1 to _1 for bracketing, or adjust down -1 after your first 3 images and bracket again to get 5 different images to use? 2)Do you hear about sites from friends, or find them through other means?
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Very nice series Barrie, the PP treatment fits them well. I think #1 is the lest interesting image, maybe some straightening and/or a different crop will work.
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

As ever Garrie, these images match your usual very high standard, and I love them. I also do think you're a photographer, and a good one at that!

I love the effect you create on your images using tonemapping - it really adds to the atmosphere and creates for a better presentation in my humble opinion.

My fav out of this set = #2, as the blue cross of tape over the rear hatch makes me wonder what it was supposed to be protecting... and I find it intriguing.
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Nothing wrong with tone mapping and certainly nothing wrong with that set of images adds to the feeling of abandonment.
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

I like your pictures, and I like your style. You seem to get out the gritty reality of the places you photograph which I think is really clever.
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

Excellent images as ever

I hope you keep on in this style as some of the images in your gallery are just stunning

Merry Christmas

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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

Pics 2,3 and 4 look like a very old Bellis air compressor, very good shots and the PP adds something...

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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

It's all been said - but I'll say it again..........

great treatment to the subject, well shot and well applied
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

I love these images, and try tonemapping myself with some good results, but nothing like these. Wish you'd share your techniques!
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

Hi Garrie,

And Happy Christmas to you, Susan and your families.

Another fantastic set of pictures, IMO nos 2,3 &4 are simply outstanding. Never be afraid to post your images on this forum; I regard it as a real priviledge to see your work and if anyone doesn't like it that's their problem!

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Very nice series Barrie,.....
Oops, just noticed my bad mistake. My sincere apologies Garrie.
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Nice set of images. I like tone mapping on certain images, and industrial is one of them. Anything with old dials and machlinery I like. Your technic really works with these. I just have to find some dilapitated industrial buildings in my area and try this out. A couple of questions. 1) Did you use the standard +1 to _1 for bracketing, or adjust down -1 after your first 3 images and bracket again to get 5 different images to use? 2)Do you hear about sites from friends, or find them through other means?
Thanks Danny. I would like to use +2 to -2 (3 steps) but alas for some reason Oly decided to allow max AEB of 1 full stop each way and I am lazy so +1, 0, -1 is what I use. I find using 5 steps the shots aren't as gritty however from what I've seen from my E1 its something I'm wanting to try when I figuer it out and my remote release arrives.

I use Geograph a lot to find sites as well as an invite only forum however there is plenty other sites around like 28dayslater and derelict places, however unfortunatly you do come across some people that think they are elite and above others which Is why I prefer to research a lot of sites myself I almost always go out to a site with my best man Shepy (he is fearless), it really doesn't make sense going to some sites by yourself.

theMusicMan, dwarfe, Ellie, JohnGG, photo_owl, StephenL, Zuiko - Thanks for the kind comments. I reason I mention not being a tog is I've had some negative comments from other forums and via email, therefore I decided to get in first lol. I've not got my settings to hand (just about to pop out for NYE but I think I posted them in a previous thread, I de saturate a lot in Photomatix.

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Pics 2,3 and 4 look like a very old Bellis air compressor, very good shots and the PP adds something...
Thanks for the insite, we did wonder what they were, it makes sense as these seemed to be in the machine room for 3 huge fridges.

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Oops, just noticed my bad mistake. My sincere apologies Garrie.
No hassle, atleast you didn't spell it as Gary Its a pet hate of mine lol

Just have enough time to wish everyone a very very happy New Year and hope 2009 brings the best for everyone.

All the best
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

More excellent shots/ treatments Garrie.

Don't be put off by the plonkers. For some reason, there seem to be very few on this forum. They must be put off by people being constructive or maybe it's an Oly thing...
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Re: Nestle Perina - Old Factory

As a newbie, let me jump in and say I think it is because the people on this forum appreciate consummate skill, and Garries images show that in every detail.
This treatment accents the abandoned feeling of these machines much better than some other treatments. A real pleasure to view.
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