Rose Factory

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by WoodWorks, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    The Portola district of San Francisco was settled by Jewish and Italian immigrants after the 1906 earthquake, many of whom started nurseries to supply flowers to The City, which at that time was a day's journey away. The last remaining nursery is a couple of blocks from our house.

    Rose Factory1.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    It's been abandoned for some years now, though roses continue to grow in what's left of the dilapidated greenhouses.

    Rose Factory2.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Rose Factory3.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    I pass by it every morning while walking the dogs over to McLaren Park.

    Rose Factory4.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Rose Factory5.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Rose Factory6.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    There's something about the place that seems to attract my camera.
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  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Great stuff. I love your color scheme too, hints of sepia and rust work really well here!
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  3. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 7, 2013
    Absolutely outstanding!!! Nicely done - and wonderful images..!!!

    - John
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    What a neat place and some fun pictures.
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  5. pworden

    pworden TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Bryant, AR
    Palette really works on these; beautiful.
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Excellet photos and post processing!!! Love the colours and tone :thumbup:
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  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    A really good set of photos. Like the PP very much.
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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Nice shots David, but man- that place looks like a raging fire looking for a spark to start it.
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Thanks Jim. And yeah, with the drought and dry winds we've been having, there have been red flag warnings here for the last couple of weeks. The whole region is one flicked cigarette butt away from conflagration. :eek:
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    I love the third shot. Something draws me to that one.
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  11. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Great set David!
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  12. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    I am with you...the third one is my favorite, but I can't articulate why. Moody, yet crispy.
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