Tag: elevator

14 Oct

Going up or down?

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Today marks the 24th photo in my Friday Photo series. This is a rather graphic texture photo, though definitely has a some history to it. This is an elevator button panel that goes along with this earlier photo I posted. I believe this building is nearing 100 years old, though I can’t say for sure. I wouldn’t know, but I would guess so, that the elevator has been here since the building was constructed. So imagine the number of hands that have pushed these buttons from day to day. I’m glad my friend was able to purchase this building and put it to use, I would fear for its destruction otherwise. Let me know what you think of the photo in the comments section.

Elevator Switch

Elevator Switch © Chris Lane Photo

29 Apr

Lonely Sentinel

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Number 11 in the 52 week project. This is an old abandoned (I think) grain elevator near Warren, Minnesota. It stands in the middle of a field, rather lonely in my opinion. One day as I drove past, this dramatic sky showed as its backdrop. A storm was rolling in and it was a perfect time for a photograph. I always thought this location was interesting.

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Lonely Sentinel

Lonely Sentinel © Chris Lane Photo

22 Apr

The start of a big project

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This is actually number 10 in my 52 week project, but this is also a very new photo. I took this last Saturday (April 16th) during a semi-abandoned building photo shoot. In town there is a building that was owned by an automotive parts dealer but has been empty for the past bunch of months. A friend of mine just bought it and let me go through to photograph it before they did their renovations. Much of the building hasn’t actually been used in years. It is really quite large, something like 38,000 square feet, so I was unable to finish that day. I actually have the best parts left to do. Most of what I shot was what was most recently used (thus easiest to renovate for my friend) so I did that part first. Problem was that a lot of that area was just open spaces without much of great interest. I did manage to find some things though.
What I have for you today is a detail shot of the elevator door. This is the wooden gate that would be pulled down prior to moving the elevator car. Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you haven’t already, you should subscribe so you don’t miss the rest of the photos from this shoot when I post them in the future.
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Elevator Gate

Elevator Gate © Chris Lane Photo