Industrial Decay by Lois  Bryan

Top Ten in the “Dramatic Exteriors” challenge in POSTED: No Trespassing July 3, 2009.
Featured in The Keystone State – Pennsylvania May 14, 2009.
Featured in Pay It Forward March 4, 2009.
Featured in Dilapidated Buildings December 30, 2008.

I’m thrilled and honored and humbled to report that “Industrial Decay” has been nominated for entry into the prestigious group Pay It Forward by the darling, beautiful and talented Sandy - budrfli

*who had this to say about my image:
“Not only is her art exemplary, but her attitude and joy is inspiring and full of excited joy! Everything she enters and every comment she writes makes me smile!”

Thank you Pay It Forward group, and thank you dear Sandy-budrfli!!!!!*

I discovered this beauty on a side road, not far from Claysburg, PA. I don’t know what it was or what it manufactured. All around this area are lovely large farm homes … also in a state of sad decay.

Image taken December 28, 2008 with the Nikon D40x, and my new 18-200mm VR (YAY!) with the CP filter. I did some work on the sky (which was nasty white) to give it more of a moody appearance, gave it the old Orton, then added a dry brush layer.

A post script: Thanks to DDebil , I’m hearing that this structure is in all likelihood a feed mill where corn would be ground and molasses and other nutrients added to make feed for the hogs. Considering all of the large farms in the immediate area, this makes perfect sense!! Thank you, DDebil!!!

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  • Michael Coots
    Michael Cootsover 6 years ago

    I love it!!! This would be a perfect place to explore. Love what you did with the sky, it works very well with this image!!!

  • Hi Michael!!! Thanks so much … I love these kinds of places, too!!! But since I was alone, didn’t have the nerve to go much further, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • jockey
    jockeyover 6 years ago

    very nice Lois..

  • Hi Bill!!! Thank you so much, hon!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 6 years ago

    Looks haunting of a place.. Nice cloud work.. good contrast.. Like it..:)

  • Hi Lj … yes, I thought it looked a bit haunting too, even without the creepy clouds. Thanks so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 6 years ago

    these old places rock! wonderfully captured & treated Lois!!

  • Hiii JK!! Yepper … I think these old places are great, too .. love hunting them down .. spent most of this weekend trying to find interesting old structures … mostly barns … but this one was worth keeping and playing around with, I thought!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 6 years ago

    O fabulous…you clever stick…such a wonderful find!!

  • Thanks, Bevie … Messing around with this one was a lot of fun, lol!!! Even if all I did was complain about “the cra%%y light” lolol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 6 years ago


  • thank you sooo much, dear Tony!!! Glad you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 6 years ago

    Large screen is super with this shot.. WTG! No reply needed…:)

  • lol … thank you, darlin’!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yool
    Yoolover 6 years ago

    Great treatment and well found!!!!

  • Thank you, Mariola!!!! Yes, I think this one benefited by a bit of noodling!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • VaLover
    VaLoverover 6 years ago

    Great work you did a great job!! Love the coloring!

  • Thank you so much!!! So glad you liked it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 6 years ago

    You made it beautiful again Lois. Wow!!!

  • What a lovely compliment, Tenia!!!! I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it productive again, too, though!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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