Friday, 27 February 2009

Hanger On

I was prepared for a right good old rant today. Something wound me up to boiling point, luckily someone else has ranted already and I feel better for it. Confused? Never mind, best I leave it ;O)

Right another shot from Panshanger Aerodrome then. This is taken on the North side of the site which is actually where it all began. There are quite a few building on this side that are still in use but they belong to the adjacent farm which is a little ironic really. This blister hanger once housed beautiful biplanes a plenty and now stands like this. It's actually, to my untrained eye, not as bad as it looks and if the time and money were spent could be used again along with many of the other buildings.

I was unsure whether to walk down this side of the airstrip (it's active you'll remember) but seeing a large group of people walking around the perimeter track I decided what's good for one.... Whilst shooting this hanger I saw a Land Rover cum Fire truck moving on the other side of the field and said to my wife "think we might be in trouble". Sure enough around it came, almost drove past us but then stopped and asked what I was up to. I did explain that I wasn't quite sure if I should have been there but that I'd seen others and assumed it was ok. I have to be honest, the guy was actually very nice but asked us to hop it anyway and get back on the footpath explaining that whilst they weren't operating that day helicopters usually land on the grass quite close by.

Anyway I'm going to go back, they have a cafe there and thought I might have a hearty breakfast one day and see if they'll give me permission to shoot some more of the old buildings. I can then take my tripod and really take my time about things. I think it's worth it.

As usual I was torn between the colour and B&W you can see the colour version here if you wish. Let me know your thoughts as always.



csj said...

I think you are right, there is definately a subject there worth shootin... and a lower angle closer to the aperture would be a great shot, either straight or HDR or a bit of both, and that will reveal some of the details that I'm dieing to see!!!
Its a great structure......

Mark McGowan said...

I actually prefer the colour version - the B&W version looks fine until viewed alongside the colour, I think the colour on the bottom right of the frame really brings something out of the photo?

Great pic & location either way!

Elaine- said...

i think the color one is good too, but some how not as forlorn, i think the black and white one conveys more of the message you intend.. it is sad

Pere ChuliĆ” said...

Interesante composiciĆ³n con una buena gama tonal. Me gusta el procesado y la intensidad del cielo que le aporta un punto de dramatismo a la imagen. Buen trabajo. Un saludo.