Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

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Joachim Wulfers
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I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

interesting structure and texture, (brought by the PP.)

Fits well B&W

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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

Photo shot with the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4
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Good photo, good conversion

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Joachim Wulfers
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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Vidau wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

Photo shot with the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4
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Good photo, good conversion

Thank you @Clouseau and @ Videau for your comments

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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

Photo shot with the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4
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Very interesting image, would like to have seen more images of the Plant.. B&W suits the environment..  Regards, L

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Re: A few more from the Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Leica Eye wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

Photo shot with the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4
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Very interesting image, would like to have seen more images of the Plant.. B&W suits the environment.. Regards, L

Thank you Leica Eye. I have added a few more from that old plant.

The spare parts department:-P

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Re: A few more from the Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Leica Eye wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

I thought this photo of the inside of an old brick plant in Toronto may be a good candidate for a B&W conversion. Shown are two old Harrop brick kilns which unfortunately were partially vandalized when the plant was shut down in the late 70's.

Photo shot with the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4
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Very interesting image, would like to have seen more images of the Plant.. B&W suits the environment.. Regards, L

Thank you Leica Eye. I have added a few more from that old plant.

The spare parts department:-P

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Thanks for the additional images..Certainly a very B&W photographic location..   L

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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

I think black and white makes it a solid background for environmental portrait or fancy motor, but as a subject on its own I can't help but think the graffiti artist is being short changed.

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well captured Joachim, must have been quite an operation in its day, your images gives a great over view to the extent of it

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Re: A few more from the Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

Not sure I like the grainy finish on your original photo, but I do like the others you posted. Is this a museum now?

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Re: Old Brick Plant in Toronto, ON

jkjond wrote:

I think black and white makes it a solid background for environmental portrait or fancy motor, but as a subject on its own I can't help but think the graffiti artist is being short changed.

You are certainly correct as far as the graffiti is concerned. The emphasis in my post is the old brick plant and as you confirmed it lends itself well to B&W photography. I have posted some of the graffiti on other threads doing justice to the artist.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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DNSJR wrote:

well captured Joachim, must have been quite an operation in its day, your images gives a great over view to the extent of it

This plant, Evergreen Brickworks, is located in the Don river Valley on the east side of Toronto. The shale pit and surrounding hills have been developed into a beautiful "urban wilderness" with hiking trails and ponds. A positive example of industrial rehabilitation also saving some of the industrial past.

Thank you for appreciating the post.

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ian herridge wrote:

Not sure I like the grainy finish on your original photo, but I do like the others you posted. Is this a museum now?

Thank you for your comment Ian. You are right about the graininess of the first photo. Sometimes Nik software does not play that well and the film simulations produce different results. I guess it depends on the exposure of the original photo

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