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Pipes Galore

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 31 January 2011 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

There were numerous stacks of pipes and tiles of varying shapes and sizes around the yard at Gladding McBean. I like this stack because it seems to go on forever and for the reflections in the water puddles. One day of shooting at the factory provided me with a wealth of good material. I captured more than 300 images so I still have a few more to share but I'm going to take a break for now, but I promise to post some more later, including some of the darkroom which I mentioned earlier. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments I have received on the series.

Canon EOS 5D 1/100 second F/14.0 ISO 100 40 mm

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Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing perspective and I like how the reflections mirror the geometry of the pipes. Well done on a great series. Look forward to more.

31 Jan 2011 8:06am

@Stephen: Thanks for your comments Stephen!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess this is the shot that shows how they can afford to do all that specialist work !

31 Jan 2011 9:17am

@Ronnie 2¢: That's about right Ronnie!

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Bonitos reflejos,gran composición.

31 Jan 2011 9:37am

@Manuel Hompanera: Gracias mucho!

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Org. west Wales), Germany

Brilliant shot !! The reflections are a super bonus..

31 Jan 2011 11:51am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you Anthony!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A super capture to end this wonderful series Bill! The light and reflections are perfect! Congratulations on a fine effort! ;-)

31 Jan 2011 1:43pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Maybe it's becasue I have worked in the Engineering and Construction industry for a million years, starting out working on the loadiing docks in Seattle, but I have always loved the sight of stacks and stacks of pipe like this....A wobnderful shot here and this has the additional pleasnt aspect of a lovely blue sky and tree and, as you say, the reflection too. This angle is always so cool to see....Glad you did this series, Bill, and I sure will be looking forward to "part deux" ;-) I know that whatever you have coming up next will be wonderful as always! Cheers!

31 Jan 2011 2:26pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for your wonderful compliments Denny!

myky from London, Canada

This is one of the best images that I have seen with this theme...the precise, staggered organization sets the tone and the fantastic reflection make this soooo unique!! Love it!

31 Jan 2011 3:47pm

@myky: Thanks Myky! I really appreciate your comments!

Franz from Baden, Austria

love this motif with its patterns and structures - here enhanced by the lovely reflections!

31 Jan 2011 4:21pm

@Franz: Thank you Franz!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much the reflections in the water and which wall of pipes!

31 Jan 2011 5:30pm

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!

Gerard from Dieren, Netherlands

great shot, like the setting.

31 Jan 2011 8:49pm

@Gerard: Thank you Gerard!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very cool! Love the composition and reflection.

31 Jan 2011 10:24pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love the repeated pattern that is created by these pipes. And then to see their reflections separated by patches of grass adds an interesting element.

31 Jan 2011 11:06pm

@Steven: Thanks for your comments Steven!

Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

Excellent exposure & tone!

31 Jan 2011 11:49pm

@Mimosa: Thank you Mimosa!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente prespectiva y reflejos, el color muy bonito, saludos!

1 Feb 2011 2:39am

@Isidro: Gracias mucho!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I really like the reflection in the water!

2 Feb 2011 12:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine!

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Beautiful composition! The reflection in the water is incredibly nice !

3 Feb 2011 3:29pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The reflections in the puddles add so much to this !

6 Feb 2011 10:46am

@Nigel: Thank you Nigel!

Ra from Figueres, Spain

Fantástica!!! superbe!!!

9 Feb 2011 8:29pm

@Ra: Thank you!

Canon EOS 5D
1/100 second
ISO 100
40 mm