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Old May 3, 2010, 8:58 PM   #1
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this is how i see/interpret industrial buildings...just dark, depressing places.
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Old May 3, 2010, 9:59 PM   #2
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I like the grainy B&W. No other pp seems more appropriate.
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thank you very much. i am new to photography so comments like this are encouraging.
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this is how i see/interpret industrial buildings...just dark, depressing places.

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Like the picture. Composition perhaps is more important than joy and blue skies

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thank you. just like everything else i do in photography at the moment, this is a result of experimenting and not intention
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Some things are in the eye of the beholder. While the argument can be made that the building is industrial I see grain elevators as agricultural and hence related to keeping me fed (and my son employed.)

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Some things are in the eye of the beholder. While the argument can be made that the building is industrial I see grain elevators as agricultural and hence related to keeping me fed (and my son employed.)

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couple of things come to mind:
I am not quite sure these are grain silos. this thing is right on the mississippi in iowa and while it is certainly farming country i honestly cannot say that i have ever seen anything grain related around that place. Could be wrong though.
Also, this is certainly not an attempt to discount the value of industrial buildings and related benefits. Those cannot be successfully argued. This was simply an example of how typical industrial environments do not necessarily evoke those good-for-the-soul feelings when you look at them. To me they are rather emotionless (not useless!! by any stretch of imagination) and that is what i was trying to convey.
And since i im in small town USA iowa, my choice of those type of buildings is rather limited
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I'm a non-native Iowa resident (raised in Dallas, Texas) and my only personal agricultural experience was helping my uncle on his farm in northern Saskatchewan. To verify your photo as a grain elevator I Googled "grain elevator" and found other photos of similar structures. I have since Googled grain elevators in Iowa and came up with the following listing: http://www.farmnetservices.com/farm/...TORS/55-0.html . You might be able to identify the subject of your photo on that list.

That structure being on the banks of the Mississippi does tend to confirm it as a grain elevator because much of the grain grown in the mid-west is transported via barges on the Mississippi which is very visible to me as those barges lock through at Lock and Dam 15 here.

Cement plants such as the La Farge pland near Buffalo, IA often have similar structures but they would be a part of a large facility.

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I like the grainy B&W. No other pp seems more appropriate.
No pun intended, right, VV? heheheheh
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I'm a non-native Iowa resident (raised in Dallas, Texas) and my only personal agricultural experience was helping my uncle on his farm in northern Saskatchewan. To verify your photo as a grain elevator I Googled "grain elevator" and found other photos of similar structures. I have since Googled grain elevators in Iowa and came up with the following listing: http://www.farmnetservices.com/farm/...TORS/55-0.html . You might be able to identify the subject of your photo on that list.

That structure being on the banks of the Mississippi does tend to confirm it as a grain elevator because much of the grain grown in the mid-west is transported via barges on the Mississippi which is very visible to me as those barges lock through at Lock and Dam 15 here.

Cement plants such as the La Farge pland near Buffalo, IA often have similar structures but they would be a part of a large facility.

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the listing does not verify your idea, and now you have me curious enough that i will go to that place to figure out what it is
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