Architectural Salvage

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  1. Surrealist

    Surrealist TPF Noob!

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    I was looking for a fireplace at an architectural salvage yard in Edinburgh and took some pics when I was there - this one came out ok :

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    the rest of the photos are here
     
  2. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Looks like a bit of a flare-out both top and bottom.
     
  3. snaremop

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    No offense, but those flares of light = really distracting. Even if they weren't there, I just think the lighting isn't very good.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    'nuff said about the flares ...

    ... but what is an "architectural salvage yard"???????
    And where is the fireplace in your picture?
     
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    I actually find the flares quite interesting (sorry LaFoto). I think that the shot needs to sized down a bit so you (well, I) can view it without having to scroll, and I think that the contrast needs to be boosted a bit.

    But it's quite an interesting shot.

    Yea, and like LaFoto, I'd, too, like to know what an architectual salvage yard is.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Surrealist

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    Thanks all.

    An architectural salvage yard is where you can buy antique doors, fireplaces, chairs, bedknobs, toilets, hinges, doorknobs, taps and sinks etc - anything that's not fixed and is (say) 100 years old or more.

    I showed these photos to a Russian friend of mine - he says that there's no such thing where he is, and that everyone wants the most modern stuff - whereas here (Edinburgh) there will be a source of this material (many houses here are Georgian or Edwardian) and also a market, whether it's for replacements of original features, or a desire for antique fittings in a later-period house.

    I love the way the light flares in this picture.
     

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