DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Still Occupied ?
Still Occupied ?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Blur
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: The old Pearl Beer Brewhouse
Date: Jan 10, 2008
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Architecture, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2008

This is an old historic brewhouse. Where they used to make Pearl Beer. My company owns the whole site, and is meticulously restoring all the buildings. This one won't look like this for long. The outside already takes your breath away compared to what it looked like before. Over the years, the previous owners had painted 14 layers of icky ugly paint over the most beautiful rich brick -- but now -- it is like the original -- and it is GORGEOUS! Someday, this will most likely be the home of some very well-to-do condo owner as it overlooks downtown San Antonio and will be quite highly priced! My pictures will always serve as history preserved :)

Place: 36 out of 257
Avg (all users): 5.9472
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.7416
Avg (non-participants): 6.0637
Views since voting: 1272
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 246
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

02/16/2013 12:07:48 PM
I don't know how I missed out on some of these shots....I love this! Great spooky feel to it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2008 10:27:56 PM
a very different photograph sandy from you ..
love the building .. it looks so old and full of character .. how incredible that they painted all that beautiful old brickwork .. the ghostly figure give this another fantastic dimension .. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/10/2008 01:08:22 PM
Hey, that's you in ghost form, isn't it? Very lovely look at this old structure - definitely a keeper for the "before and after" collection.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2008 10:28:08 PM
great job preserving some history. i like the ghost effects. it adds a sense of mystery
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/05/2008 12:04:16 PM
Sandy, I was one of your 9's on this. I really love the ethereal feeling here with the "ghost." I also think the stairway on the side provides a lot of extra interest to the shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2008 11:32:13 AM
I came here looking for your BEST OF pic and did not see one :( So I will comment on this one that I missed! I love this fun and ghostly photo. You gave the viewer a little something more to look at besides the structure. I have to say I love those stairs leading away on the right. Makes me wonder where they go.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2008 10:40:25 AM
Didn't vote in this challenge; cool place you have there!! Back you go for Architecture ;-)
01/26/2008 04:44:55 AM
Sandy....You rock!!!!!

Its funny I would have never associated this image with you and this makes me love it even more!!!

Beautifully dark and the 'ghost' figure really adds a whole heap of atmospheric ambience. Wonderful composition that shows that great photographers can make the mundane seem striking

  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2008 08:12:25 AM
This is a wonderful photo Sandy. It has a lot of interesting points to it. I think that it was a daring move submitting a photo on this site with a ghost like figure in it. I feel that it adds a interting point to the picture. But a lot of people will think that the picture is just blury. 38th is still a great finish.Congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 06:43:18 AM
This is a great photo. The blurred person is perfect against the cold elements in the floor, the wall and the pillars. I believe it will be historical photo. Brilliant, Sandy!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 06:01:16 AM
What a great space! And a darn nice photo too! I think the use of the moving person really adds something great to the image - i just wonder about the placement of the stairwell and the doorway being slightly cropped out - but that is SOOOOOO minor!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 01:01:25 AM
I love old places like this, and you have a wonderful talent for photographing them. I like the spiral stariway in the back in this as well as the big columns. I am happy for you that you have an occupation that lets you use your talent for something that you enjoy so much.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 12:27:44 AM
Wonderful photo. Sandy, I think you must have a wonderful job as you get to record the transformation of some truly interesting sites.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2008 09:53:08 AM
Good job - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2008 08:04:18 AM
I think you should have left out the ghost effect.
01/18/2008 08:33:34 PM
nice. Good use of a person in the shot, works well for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2008 07:43:44 PM
Very orignial.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2008 02:33:46 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2008 03:06:50 AM
It's really a great idea to have add a "fantomatic presence" in the building.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2008 12:49:00 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 09/24/2021 02:37:50 AM EDT.