Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City Workshop
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Landscape & Nature Techniqueon: June 4, 2020 at 9:01 am
Great article Mike and really successful, attractive photographs. Well done.
Such a workshop would be very accessible to me; however, I am not convinced it will be possible – due mainly to the management of the pandemic. New York State has been far more successful than Ontario at getting the curve down. Still new cases there, but far more worrisome – Ontario is stuck in a trendless range of between 300-400 new cases every day, it has been suggested in part due to insufficiently effective management of the lock-down. As well, the publication of certain kinds of data that would more clearly situate the evolution of the disease in Ontario is deficient. Under the circumstances, it isn’t possible to predict when the Canada-US border will be re-opened to non-essential travel, and that determines when Canadians will be able to attend ANY photography events in the USA for some indeterminate time into the future. It is most unfortunate.
But back to photography – superb photos Mike.
Mark D Segal Author: "Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop". Please check the PhotoPXL Store for availability.Re: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #1 on: June 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm
Thank you very much for your comments. I’m glad you like both the article and images.
The old grain silos and buildings are terrific places for artistic images of old industry and it’s a darn shame that the border remains closed (for good reasons of course). I only found out this a few days ago when I read something in the news and realized I would not need to take my passport on my next visit in case I wanted to cross.
I will post a few images from the next trip and in the mean time here’s a link to the images (only) from a book I put together a couple of years ago.Re: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #2 on: June 5, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Thanks Mike. That’s a tremendous collection of good photos. Did you publish the book, or had a copy made for your own collection?
When travel opens again and you are looking for good rusty photo ops, I can recommend the Landschaftspark in Duisburg-Nord, Germany. I haven’t posted anything from my visit there last November – in fact redesigning and updating my website is a whole other project I’ve been postponing year after year, but one of these days……..the photos I’ve seen of it on the internet give some idea, but don’t reveal the real richness of the photo opportunities there.
While on the subject of traveling – since 9/11 of course passports have become essential both ways for everyone. I remember back in the 1950s/60s we could cross the little bridge connecting the downtowns of both Niagara Falls cities with nothing – it was prudent to carry a driver’s license or a health card, but those days are long gone; it’s passports or no go. Indeed very sad.
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Great work, Mike. Are you a member of any UrbEx groups?
And Mark, yes, I remember visiting Niagara Falls, NY and back maybe 25 years ago by walking over the bridge with only a driver’s license.
Mike Nelson Pedde
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Thanks for the pointer Mark. Always looking for places to go, although aside from a couple of teen/twenties visits I’ve not been to mainland Europe (I visit the UK most years though to see family).
I also recall friends telling me soon after I moved to the US in ’85 that the US/Canada border was pretty porous. I’ve only ventured over it once to attend a printing workshop at Michael Reichmann’s studio many, many years ago.
The book was self published, in fact printed by a guy I met at one of the workshop’s who is CEO of a printing company. Most copies languish behind the bar at Silo City. At the workshop I leave a copy available for attendees to page through and describe or take them to any locations of interest.
Mike, thanks for your comments. No I don’t belong to any Urbex groups although I may reconsider that at some points as the easily accessible abandoned places close to me are drying up (renovated, torn down or fenced).
MikeRe: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #5 on: June 7, 2020 at 8:24 am
Mike B. – We probably came across each other those many years ago because I attended both of those workshops at Michael Reichmann’s studio. They were unique opportunities because he only held onto that studio space for several years and hosted some superb events while he had it.
Mark D Segal Author: "Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop". Please check the PhotoPXL Store for availability.Re: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #6 on: June 8, 2020 at 12:45 pm
I remember it well. I took photos for him to review and he cured me of my belief that I was composing perfectly in camera when he converted a horizontal shot to a (much better) vertical composition. I now have no fear of cropping and I’m a much better photographer for it (or maybe editor) …Re: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #8 on: August 17, 2020 at 1:46 pm
Great photos Mike. If you like this stuff, you would also enjoy photographing the old Krupp iron works at the Deutsche Landschaftpark in Duisberg-Nord. I did this last November during a trip to France and Germany. It’s very accessible and photogenic. Ah, the old days, when we could travel……..Re: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #9 on: August 17, 2020 at 2:40 pmRe: Mike Broomfield Article and Silo City WorkshopReply #10 on: August 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm
Superb. I especially like the B&W rendition.
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Great set of images. Makes me miss the place. Once all this pandemic stuff is behind us I will visit there again. Great images.
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