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End of a giant by BRYAN CRUTE

End of a giant


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7.02.2012 at 21:56h
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The last Press I am stripping out to move from a plant we have to close, a sad day indeed :-( It will end up in a third world country where it will make parts cheaper than the western health and safety mad world and end up with more factories like this closing their doors forever. this press weighs in at 70 tonne


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Ingrid H, 7.02.2012 at 22:05h

so for sure it will be happy at the end of its life :-))))) bye, ingrid h

JOKIST, 7.02.2012 at 22:16h

Sehr gut in Szene gesetzt !

LG Ingrid und Hans

Leo_nid, 7.02.2012 at 23:04h

great chunk of hardware and a hard job to dismantle it
sad to hear plants are closing and people are left without jobs albeit temporarily
superb detail in this shot

Jacky Kobelt, 7.02.2012 at 23:37h


Inez Correia Marques, 8.02.2012 at 1:10h

Great details here Bryan, sad to see it going ... :-(

Glenn Capers, 8.02.2012 at 2:31h

Yeah I hate that our industry has to move out because of investors want more profit and cheaper labor and not care about the safety of its workers. Its like that in America and people are to dumb to point the finger and see the truth. We let this happen friend because its easier to watch a reality game show. great work and dam good statement. You are doing the right thing with your camera. That's telling the truth so people can see.'Cheers

s. sabine krause, 8.02.2012 at 9:15h

in german we have an expression that's closely related to what you show us here: "zum alten eisen gehören". if one "belongs to the old iron", he's no longer interested or actively participating in life – an outsider for whom society has no use. in fact, this cumbersome old machine is – quite literally! – "old iron"! greetings, sabine. p.s.: the giant cogwheels look very imPRESSive indeed! ; ))

TeresaM, 8.02.2012 at 11:40h

Un bel hommage à ce géant !!
Excellente et superbe mise en lumière.
NB en +++

Hans-Reiner Bohn, 8.02.2012 at 12:27h

that's live - you might say, but these are only the results of politics made by a few...
Anyway, impressive shot, Bryan!
g, reiner

Mark Billiau., 8.02.2012 at 13:39h

Good crop of this surely impressive machine !
Sad times for the workers who have lost their jobs.
How will the future look like for our children in Europe during the coming decades ? I often wonder.......


MAURICE CLEGG, 8.02.2012 at 16:54h

a sad day indeed bryan.
so much history and heritage being washed away on a tide of complacency.
mono is the perfect choice for this incredible machine.
they don't build them like they used to, as they say.
regards, maurice.

Vera M. Shulga, 8.02.2012 at 17:24h

This is - everywhere..
Everything in life has become a one-time, even life itself.
Regards, Vera

Lawson McCulloch, 8.02.2012 at 19:30h

Wonderful detail sharpness and range of tones in this very fine shot.
best wishes from Lawson.

TOMO11, 8.02.2012 at 20:12h

Very good cropp of this giant machinery detail. Industrial relict from the past. Great work in bw.
Greetings Thomas

Perry Blevins, 8.02.2012 at 22:04h

Fine details and good choice for b&w.

RICHARDSON T, 9.02.2012 at 8:38h

The problem is you can hardly buy anything made at home, nearly everything comes from china or so, cameras and lenses aswell!!.
Great b/w photo.
Greetings Tom

Pascal Viyer, 9.02.2012 at 9:33h

Our drama :-(
amitié, BRYAN

Sepideh Q., 9.02.2012 at 10:57h

At last, it has something to do again. Hope also the people who became jobless :-(( , find a job again.
Very nice and detailed capture of this giant machine.
The B & W mood demonstrates it's experience better to us.
Best regards from Persia,

CsomorLászló, 9.02.2012 at 16:15h

Very strong !

Sally Dunn, 9.02.2012 at 18:09h

What a sad story indeed Bryan. Health and safety does over take everything sometimes including common sense. This is an impressive bit of kit though. 70 tonne, that is incredible, great in b/w too.

Fons van Swaal, 9.02.2012 at 21:41h

I agree with the other writers, sad ..yes...
Nice shooting Bryan....did you ever thought about HDR images from these kind of subjects...?
Would work out well I think..
Best regards,

Luc Grollie, 10.02.2012 at 19:03h

one day that bubble will burst too buddy, probably not tomorrow or the day after, already nowadays China's growth is getting smaller and smaller by the year...
excellent docu shot where b & w suits very well !!

Northbound, 10.02.2012 at 19:15h

It is well worth documenting this lest oblivion takes over.

You make me regret my old black-and-white days in the darkroom. Another craft that is disappearing...

The Wanderers, 11.02.2012 at 11:35h

Hi Bryan *** this is the same problem here. With all the regulations and levies and union demands we are just not competitive any more, jobs going where people working for a dollar a day and our workforce going on unemployment benefits. The Photo is a strong document and by the way a very good one.
Regards Eberhard

fionnghall, 18.02.2012 at 20:03h

Indeed, a sad day ... the end of an era ...
Br, Fingal

Manuel Gloger, 27.02.2012 at 2:35h

Even gigants come to an end, but it´s
not the end, it´s a new beginning.
A fine b&w picture of a great machine.
Regards, Manuel

mike snead, 1.03.2012 at 19:13h

sad and nostalgic,bryan.



AnnaCaravela, 7.07.2012 at 23:20h

there will come successors in this very town, I am sure!

your picture of this giant is great, it shows every detail of the huge machine. the composition in black and white makes it look like decades old!

kind regards,

odeveld219, 22.09.2012 at 21:54h

Heavyweight must stop, indeed a sad story!
Fortunately there is this handsome picture yet!!
With friendly greetings, Odeveld

isambard, 16.03.2014 at 23:57h

it somehow reminds me (though it was a many years ago) of the sad scrapping of Brunel's famous "GREAT EASTER" which ended up somewhere on a beach like a dying whale....

fascinating, Bryan.


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