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Old 1st October 2010
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I was in a warehouse this afternoon and there was this massive pile of steel plate which the light was reflecting off really nicely, I wandered off and got my camera out of the truck and started taking pictures, the foreman came over and told me that it was this special steel called COR-TEN and this metal was being used as a facade on a building being readied for the Olympic games, It is left uncoated and it rusts to a lovely orange colour, a good example is the Angel of the North,


The Architects are the same people who designed the lovely Selfridges building in Birmingham;


Anyway here's my attempt to capture this steel whilst still on the pallet.

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Re: COR-TEN Steel

Mmm. Numbers 3 and 5 for me. Nice abstracts there.

Looks sharp (in both meanings of the word)

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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Thanks Peter, it was pretty difficult getting a steady shot at 1/30th of a second, on some of those shots, it was pretty dark in there. I think number 5 was at 1/4 of a second.
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Re: COR-TEN Steel

Number three because of the texture and light.

Number five because I do like abstract, flat images - I don't actually use them but imagine that desktop backgrounds are their best use because you don't lose your icons in the scenery!

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