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Rusty (nails) | by Sol Lang
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Rusty (nails)

The old, abandoned and now demolished Jemkins Valve Factory in Lachine, Quebec, was a photographer's dream and an ecologist's nightmare.

 

This composition is of metal pins or nails that were left behind strewn on the factory floor. I liked the effect the natural light streaming in from the vast openings where walls once stood had on them. Their colour was changing as the oxidation was taking over from grey to rust.

 

What tales these old places tell.

 

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Taken on June 20, 2003