ND – Early, Actually (Light) Blue
I love Urban Dereliction and…
…If I can find some colour in there then that’s even better 🙂
I have managed to collect some really brilliant colourful urban dereliction images from other photographers on my Flickr Galleries entitled Urban Decay and Urban Decay 2, and would love to visit some of the places that can give birth to such beauty.
However, there’s plenty of dereliction still around Birmingham, and it’s worth taking a walk on sunny days, or even dark gloomy nights, to find and capture some of it before the whole city is fully redeveloped.
Here are two shots I took whilst walking around Birmngham.
This weird colouring on old White tiles under a railway arch near Snow Street station was a lucky find. Water drips down through the brickwork, maintaining a damp enough environment for “weird stuff” to grow. There appears to be quite a colony of various organisms here. Originally shot under a very heavy yellow street light, I cooled off the White balance a fair bit and boosted the saturation a little.
A large swathe of land in Digbeth has been cleared for some time now, waiting for the economy to pick up before another surplus of apartments are built. However, around it there are still many old tired buildings in various states of dereliction and this girder props up very little in this one as there is no roof any more.