After the last expedition to photograph abandoned buildings in Sheffield, I was given a lead on one in an area I thought I knew very well. However, this site – despite it’s large size – is tucked away on a slope between a river and a railway, and is not visible from the road, so I was amazed to see it for myself, even after checking it out on Google Earth.
Given the heavy rain, this was definitely a fun place to play and the rain provided some interesting reflections as well.
As usual, a site like this is full of contrasts and interesting details, and kept me busy for a few hours, looking for interesting aspects, whilst trying not simply to take ‘record’ shots of the graffiti-art.
Nature is, of course, making itself felt again but what I really love is the ways different materials age, particularly the metals in the construction
Eventually, it was time to sprint across the waste-ground to the car and go in search of coffee, but I think that a winter day with low sun could provide some stark, fascinating light within the structure, so watch this space!
See the full gallery here: http://www.pbase.com/pawsforthought/rainy_day_urbex