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End of a giant

End of a giant

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Basic Member, Peterlee

End of a giant

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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  • isambard 03/16/2014 23:57

    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.

  • odeveld219 09/22/2012 21:54

    Heavyweight must stop, indeed a sad story!
    Fortunately there is this handsome picture yet!!
    With friendly greetings, Odeveld
  • AnnaCaravela 07/07/2012 23:20

    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,
  • mike snead 03/01/2012 19:13

    sad and nostalgic,bryan.


  • Manuel Gloger 02/27/2012 2:35

    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
  • The Wanderers 02/11/2012 11:35

    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
  • Northbound 02/10/2012 19:15

    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...
  • Luc Grollie 02/10/2012 19:03

    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 !!
  • Fons van Swaal 02/09/2012 21:41

    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,
  • Sally Dunn 02/09/2012 18:09

    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.
  • CsomorLászló 02/09/2012 16:15

    Very strong !
  • Sepideh Q. 02/09/2012 10:57

    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,
  • Pascal Viyer 02/09/2012 9:33

    Our drama :-(
    amitié, BRYAN
  • RICHARDSON T 02/09/2012 8:38

    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
  • Perry Blevins 02/08/2012 22:04

    Fine details and good choice for b&w.