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June 13, 2010

New Silo (Just Now)

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:18

Open Farm Sunday 2010 (Cranborne)



  1. Looks like a farmer with money!

    I prefer your door in Bournemouth (I think it was). Even if our implements/buildings don’t match up to this, something about living with farm materials makes it too familiar.

    That all sounds rather negative when, in fact, I like the markings of the galvanised and the pattern set up as an abstract. The brown blue play off is attractive. The markings round the stud nuts are rather fascinating.

    Comment by zavaell — June 15, 2010 @ 06:39

  2. the rubber washers look like they have been damaged due to over tightening, but then I know nothing about silo construction and this maybe the norm.

    There is an ever so slight warm/cold tonal variation occuring making this an interstig study.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 18, 2010 @ 00:33

    • finally sorted out my colour calibration issues. Not as subtle as I previously saw.

      Comment by rhoehne — June 18, 2010 @ 11:55

  3. There is an ever so slight warm/cold tonal variation

    The warm bit is probably the reflection of my red Tee Shirt. :-)

    Comment by Rex — June 18, 2010 @ 05:23

  4. Your t-shirt no doubt played its bit but these galvanised structures do have complex colouring.

    Comment by zavaell — June 18, 2010 @ 06:28

  5. “my red Tee Shirt” – stick that in your grey card calculations….

    A lovely simple image.

    Comment by colinjago — June 23, 2010 @ 10:06

  6. Looks like a farmer with money!

    This is a huge estate which is run as an industry by a company.

    Their combine was £250,000 before they added the extras. The combine records the yield vs position this year, that gets fed to the rest of the farm equipment which then adjusts fertiliser, drilling and spraying to ‘even’ out yield. The scanner to do that is £20,000 per vehicle.

    I was impressed that they export beans to Egypt, I don’t know why!

    Comment by Rex — June 23, 2010 @ 11:49

  7. And the Egyptians export us potatoes grown in the desert using aquifers with ancient water. Food miles necessary?

    Comment by zavaell — June 23, 2010 @ 18:47

  8. nice strong geometry, just my kind of thing. Normally I’d prefer this sort of subject in B&W but here the colours add an interesting extra layer.

    Comment by doonster — June 24, 2010 @ 02:04

  9. Nice geometry and I like the ‘ladder to the right of the galvanised section.

    I cycled through an industrial lettuce farm in the fens the other wek and it was quite different to the sheep farming I grew up with. 100s of cres of fields with automatic watering equipment and no people.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — June 24, 2010 @ 21:53

  10. I somehow thought I’d already commented on this, but find I didn’t. The design aspect of it appeals greatly. Those black markings around the nuts are fascinating — like some kind of secret code.

    Comment by Christina — June 27, 2010 @ 04:48

  11. Plenty of geometry going on there from a simple start. Given 3 ‘buttons’ down the left and 5 lots of 3 ‘buttons’ along the right, I’m sure there’s a lot more fibonacci relationships simmering in this too.

    Comment by akikana — July 4, 2010 @ 05:48

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