c!nder bLock worLd

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It’s been a long, cold, almost cruel Winter in this part of the country but it has it’s beauty too.  The snow cover really simplifies some scenes and the constant overcast light is very pleasing in photos.  This old cinder block building has been through some difficult times I think.  The top photo shows it’s been patched with a different kind of block than the original construction.  I can’t even begin to guess the age of it.

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22 thoughts on “c!nder bLock worLd

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Mel and Linda. This ia a type of photo I really like and enjoy taking yet I don’t do as much as I used to. Probably because I live in the sticks now and don’t come across scenes likee this everyday.

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  1. Jimi Jones (@JimiJones)

    I really like that first image best. The peeling paint, the contrast in color and style of the bricks.Then there is the crumbling facade at the top that seems like a plaster type of finish. Lots of textures here to love.

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  2. Meanderer

    I love these images – very beautiful. I also like the way you are appreciating the beauty of the weather conditions even though you are enduring a long cold Winter. The soft light and lack of distraction are useful features with snow – similar to that with fog.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Meanderer. The snow coverage does simplify things as does the overcast sky. I like the overcast skies for shooting for that reason.

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  3. LensScaper

    What a fascinating pair of images, Ken. I would like to hope that I would have spotted these too. Apart from the thin baseline of snow in the first there is no other indication of winter, except of course that predominantly the feel is of coldness, relieved in the first by that rectangle of orange cinder block.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Andy. The orange on the blocks really surprised me on this bleak day. It might have been a doorway that was patched but it certainly didn’t look original. Anyway, it photographed well.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Cedric. Anytime I find myself waiting for someone or something, I look around to see if I can find something visually interesting. As it turns out, you can find something almost anywhere.

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