Monday, November 19, 2007

Industrial Matrix: Steel and Cement

Near the riverfront south of the Arch, a herd of cement mixers stand in a cyclone fence corral under a railroad bridge that crosses the Mississippi. The bridge doesn't even have a name. It's a tough neighborhood.

TOMORROW: Running In Place

8 comments:

Kate said...

The cement mixers look alive! Beware!! Love the ironwork on the bridge. Are you practicing for December theme day?

Olivier said...

c'est tres graphique cette photo. un pont en prison ;o)

It is very graphic this picture. A bridge in prison ;o)

Waldo Oiseau said...

I agree with Kate, they do look alive!

The bright yellow is excellent.

Bos Taurus said...

That is a great picture ... I like how all of the industrial elements roll together. I think that is the MacArthur Bridge, definitely a tough neighborhood!
I saw some other shots from down in that area here:
www.jasoncainephotography.smugmug.com/wharf

(Sorry, gave you the wrong link earlier!)

Gregg said...

I like all the lines in this shot. At first glance, it seemed the only curved items were the yellow cement mixers, but then I noticed that the curvature of the top of the bridge closely matches that of the truck on the right. This might be what ties the two disparate groups of items together.

The other interesting thing is how the positioning of the first three trucks (from right) actually matches the droop in the power lines.

Jackie said...

A tough neighbourhood, sure, but a great picture! This is really strikingg, and I think taking it through the wire fence adds to it (I probably would have tried to point the lens through the fence, but I don't think that would have ended up being such a good picture).

Mitch said...

A great example of "repetition", there are so many repeating objects, but they are all different in their own way. I really like it. It has that overall simplicity with fine fascinating details that Mark Rothko paintings have.

It might be fun to crank up the saturation and contrast even to the point of making it abstract. Play with PS filters and see what you get.

Daily Minneapolis photos at mitchster.com

Mitch said...

A great example of "repetition", there are so many repeating objects, but they are all different in their own way. I really like it. It has that overall simplicity with fine fascinating details that Mark Rothko paintings have.

It might be fun to crank up the saturation and contrast even to the point of making it abstract. Play with PS filters and see what you get.

Daily Minneapolis photos at mitchster.com