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UER Forum > Archived UE Photo Critiques > 'Michelsson's House' (Viewed 444 times)
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'Michelsson's House'
< on 5/11/2009 5:16 PM >
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Yeah, no money still, but today I did have to get to that direction, so few kilometers here or there (sometimes I feel that I am some kind of addict what comes to photography, it is so easy to get reasons for almost anything involving photographing)...

Anyway, this house is in one (less or more dying, what surprise) village near my hometown. There are abandoned reel factory nearby, or at least what is left of it. This house was builded by work manager (mr Michelsson) of that factory, to his own apartment.

I've been photograph this site for few times, but I think that today was first time when I did get something even bit proper stuff.



Mr Michelsson's house (hdr):





Welcome in... (hdr):





Dark secrets (hdr):





Wicked ways (hdr):





In the attic, can you smell the past years (hdr):




Trees, souls (hdr):





Holes and windows (hdr):





For all those warm summer afternoons (hdr):





And because this has already become tradition, here we go with one off-topic-bonus-picture. Yesterday I did get opportunity to take photos of one week old foal; weather did suck, it did rain, wind was hard, very cold. But the foal was handsome!



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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 1 on 5/11/2009 5:21 PM >
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I love 'Wicked Ways'

Great work man!

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 2 on 5/11/2009 8:03 PM >
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I always have a hard time deciding which I like best but Welcome in... is calling out to me.

The new baby is adorable

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 3 on 5/11/2009 8:47 PM >
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Woot, I've been there couple of years ago :o

That village is quite interesting. Yet another place of which you could write a newspaper article titled "In ... there is only the past", just like Aijala, Wartsala...

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 4 on 5/11/2009 8:52 PM >
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I love the soft dreamy quality of your photos I really like the composition of 'wicked ways' and 'welcome in'.

sometimes a girl just has to trespass...
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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 5 on 5/11/2009 11:28 PM >
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Great job man, that attic looks HUGE!

Softly creeping through
Empty hallways decades old,
glimpsing history.
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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 6 on 5/12/2009 3:39 AM >
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Thanks for all, again!

Tomorrow I will get my unemployment benefit, so maybe even tomorrow there could be slight chance...

Posted by Tupsumato
Woot, I've been there couple of years ago :o

That village is quite interesting. Yet another place of which you could write a newspaper article titled "In ... there is only the past", just like Aijala, Wartsala...


Yeah, that sure is right, lot of UE-related stuff to see. Really sad that they did wreck that old railway station... I did never see it, but by looking pictures it have been very beautiful building.

Oh yes and there have been changes too; this yard has come very big pile of big rocks, and that smaller house about 10 meters away, its yard was totally recreated by that metal related company. House still there, but how long...

By the way, did you know that at the begin of that Village (when coming from the Forssa), that big two floor house on the left side, very abandoned looking but still inhabited building has been coffin factory. Holy hell, that sure sounds worth of story too..! But as I said, it is still in use. I almost have to hope that if they ain't gonna fix it, it would get abandoned... It sure would be nice place to photo.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 7 on 5/12/2009 3:47 AM >
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Maybe it's just the location, but none of these stand out to me, unlike your previous sets.

They're good, but I can't say now that's the shot to any of them.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 8 on 5/12/2009 3:53 AM >
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Wicked ways (hdr): <==rocks

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 9 on 5/12/2009 5:37 AM >
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Posted by Wolfheart
Yeah, that sure is right, lot of UE-related stuff to see. Really sad that they did wreck that old railway station... I did never see it, but by looking pictures it have been very beautiful building.

Oh yes and there have been changes too; this yard has come very big pile of big rocks, and that smaller house about 10 meters away, its yard was totally recreated by that metal related company. House still there, but how long...

By the way, did you know that at the begin of that Village (when coming from the Forssa), that big two floor house on the left side, very abandoned looking but still inhabited building has been coffin factory. Holy hell, that sure sounds worth of story too..! But as I said, it is still in use. I almost have to hope that if they ain't gonna fix it, it would get abandoned... It sure would be nice place to photo.


Yeah. As far as I know, the railway station was demolished in early 2000s. I never saw it either. There was also a steam sawmill on the other side of the railway track, near the green two-storey house, but it was burned to the ground in 2000. I saw the ruins, but there wasn't much to see. Damn. Some say there was even an intact steam engine...

Was the thread reel factory still standing? I'd really like to know its history.

I don't remember the two-storey building you described. I guess I just paid attention to the abandoned buildings when I stopped there. But when talking about coffin factories, I have to mention that one of our fellow Finnish explorers used to live in one when she was a kid, and the building was abandoned before her family renovated it. Talk about cool childhood home...

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 10 on 5/12/2009 7:38 AM >
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Maybe it's just the location, but none of these stand out to me, unlike your previous sets.

They're good, but I can't say now that's the shot to any of them.


I'll try to improve to my next set from "who knows where".



Posted by Tupsumato


Yeah. As far as I know, the railway station was demolished in early 2000s. I never saw it either. There was also a steam sawmill on the other side of the railway track, near the green two-storey house, but it was burned to the ground in 2000. I saw the ruins, but there wasn't much to see. Damn. Some say there was even an intact steam engine...

Was the thread reel factory still standing? I'd really like to know its history.

I don't remember the two-storey building you described. I guess I just paid attention to the abandoned buildings when I stopped there. But when talking about coffin factories, I have to mention that one of our fellow Finnish explorers used to live in one when she was a kid, and the building was abandoned before her family renovated it. Talk about cool childhood home...


Yeah, there ain't too much to see in those saw ruins (they still are there). Office of the saw still stands, but who knows how long; last summer some idiots did throw all doors outside (it is fucking unbelievable how much there are unused energy in some idiots). By the way, that saw was founded at 1889 by Emil Maunula.

Also reel factory stays there still. As far as I know it was founded by Otto von Zansen and Axel Wahren - Karl Mickelsson was the 'head of the factory'. Some kind of surprise is that at the best time there were over 100 employees.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 11 on 5/12/2009 3:43 PM >
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Posted by Wolfheart
Also reel factory stays there still. As far as I know it was founded by Otto von Zansen and Axel Wahren - Karl Mickelsson was the 'head of the factory'. Some kind of surprise is that at the best time there were over 100 employees.

Do you know what happened to the factory and when? Apparently there was a fire at some point that ended the production for good, but the ruins look like they've been in such state for decades.

Btw, have you seen this picture of the sawmill of Matku:

http://www.steamen...nkuvat/IMG0083.jpg

That's a Bolinder steam engine. What a waste
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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 12 on 5/12/2009 5:50 PM >
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Lovely use of HDR... usually I hate it.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 13 on 5/13/2009 3:44 AM >
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Posted by Tupsumato
That's a Bolinder steam engine. What a waste


Holy hell - what beautiful machine..! Interesting to wonder where it have disappear... I mean hard to believe that anyone would really use that kind of thing anymore... Hopefully someone did save it and give good home to it.


Posted by coopersvictim
Lovely use of HDR... usually I hate it.


Nice to hear, thank you!

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 14 on 5/15/2009 2:13 PM >
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I am impressed with the HDR. Usually HDR looks way overprocessed to me.

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<Reply # 15 on 5/15/2009 9:07 PM >
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Thank you very much! I really (usually, but sometimes mood can get over it) try to get with my photos as near to reality as possible (and hdr can be good tool to that even people usually thinks that it can only be used as produce over treat images), and I really appreciate when someone tells something like you did, because it is really easy to come blind your own pictures, and that kind of comments gives some kind of mood that I've done something right(at least somebody's mind).

(sorry about this over philosophy message - 3 pints, few vodka shots and really tired mind does this kind of tricks).

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 16 on 5/18/2009 6:21 PM >
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Heehee! I understand.

I guess HDR is like any other tool (Photoshop, etc..). It's all how you use it. You can process the life out of something or you can use it to bring out what you can't capture in two-dimensional images.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 17 on 5/18/2009 8:18 PM >
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the last shot reminds me of a sepia toned lithograph print. nice work.

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Re: 'Michelsson's House'
<Reply # 18 on 5/19/2009 3:56 AM >
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Thank you!

I am really in DAMNED! DAMNED! DAMNED! mood here right now - I did yesterday evening - after bit of work with internet - found at least one unbelievable place; old village shop with windows unbroken etc... And I've almost run out my money, and next benefits gonna come after 3 weeks - they gonna be VERY long 3 weeks (if I can't manage something - hope lives on)... ARGH!

If I would have know about that place just one day before, I probably wouldn't get to the swamp between sunday-monday, but I did (waking 3:20). Well, I think it still was worth of it, even light/fog combination weren't best possible at this time...



But sooner or later; that old village shop will stay on my mind continuously, like some kind disease.
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