Stairs, Beams and Columns
March 28, 2005
I returned (for a third time) to the R.L. Hearn Generating Station down near Cherry Beach — this time with Rob. Demolition is continuing at an increased pace and as a result the place has changed considerably in a few short months. Because the interior is being gutted the interior volumes are now much larger and more of the structure is visible. It also gets a lot more light into the rest of the building.
As an image I realize this is a bit of a chaotic mess — lines and angles everywhere with no clear subject. I've always enjoyed mechanical imagery, angular silhouettes and other similar things so I really enjoy the feel of this. Still, it needs to be much larger to fully appreciate the detail and to start to weave your eye through the resulting visual maze. Then again, that's the reality of this space — it *is* a visual maze.
I did take some more people shots yesterday (all family shots), some of which I may end up posting throughout the week to alternate with the industrial stuff. I can't say enough good things about the 50mm f1.8 lens. Apart from the generating station visit, the 50mm has been on the camera exclusively for the past week.