I recently took a trip to a disused gas turbine engine research facility with Shando, Sophos9 and Lovely-Like-Custard. Unfortunately I wasn’t really in the mood to take photos, which is a huge pity in a place like this. I took plenty of them, but generally they were handheld rather than bothering to take the tripod out, and looking back at them now I can’t get the motivation to process many of them. There’s also a selection where I guess I was lazy as they seem to be pretty badly out of focus.
Perhaps it was the 2 1/2 sleep I had the night before, or perhaps it was just one of those days.
At the end of the visit everyone had packed up and we were ready to work our way back out of the grounds when I noticed the plant in the above image in one corner of the huge room that I was in. As we stood around, a few people having a smoke, shooting the breeze and so on that normally happens when everyone knows it’s the end of a trip but nobody has really vocalized the fact we’re about to leave, I decided to grab my camera again quickly and take a few brackets of this scene. It was one of those times when it just felt right to go and take the shot, and after a day of being unmotivated I really thought I couldn’t be bothered with it, but am glad that I listened to my urge and not my mind as it turned out to be quite a nice shot in the end.
I’m not sure that nature will have the time to reclaim this place before it’s turned into a supermarket distribution center…but it’ll give it a good try I’m sure.