School Days

School Days

Posted: 24.06.07 | Categories: [Architecture]  [Black and White]  [Halifax]  [Savile Park]  [Wide-angle]  

Before I went on holiday, I went wandering round my old school grounds, (I've not been there for around 20 years). The Crossley Heath (once Crossley & Porter) school used to be an orphanage and was founded in 1864 by three brothers of the Crossley family - the same family who owned the world-famous Crossley Carpets based at Dean Clough mill in Halifax (which was once the world's largets carpet maker and and employed five to six thousand workers.) The architecture of the place reminds me of the sort of large buildings you find in horror movies.


f 3.5
1/125 sec
12 mm
ISO 100
LENS : Canon 10-22mm

9 Comments Posted | View

  • Looks like Frankenstein is going to walk out at anytime!
    Sysagent @ 2007-06-24
  • Was Frankenstein one of your teachers? :)

    Nice wiiiiide angle shot. Love the distorted effect!
    Richard @ 2007-06-24
  • I love the way the clouds have opened up above the building! Great angle of shot too.
    Tom Jarvis @ 2007-06-25
  • it really does have a spooky asylum feel to it - many slamming doors and creaking floorboards i guess! good shot.
    david @ 2007-06-25
  • Nice angle.
    Keith De-Lin @ 2007-06-25
  • I like how you have captured it!
    Still @ 2007-06-25
  • Love the perspective and the clouds in this. Great shot.
    Alice @ 2007-06-25
  • Nice use of converging verticals :) I like it.
    Lispfoto @ 2007-06-26
  • A wonderful, spooky feeling building. I was thinking horror movies before I read your comment. I like the deep treatment which adds to the drama. Nicely done.
    don @ 2007-07-03

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