The Fall of Hurcules

A little URBEX for today.  This is the gutted out shell of what was once the Hercules Motor Company in downtown Canton Ohio, now due to mis-fortune it is out of business. The building was vacated in 1999 and now it sits empty, 600,000 square feet of world war 2 era brick buildings. There is a private developer that currently is planning on renovating the structures into an apartment complex, but this is not the first such idea so we will wait and see.

Kind of sad seeing a big huge complex like this sitting vacant, but at least it makes for a good subject to shoot some inside urbex, the lighting in this place was really cool.

This was 9 bracketed exposures captured with the promote control and processed in Photomatix.

Thanks for stopping!

Have a great weekend

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  1. Risto July 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM #

    Very well done. Awesome degeneration of;

  2. Evan Gearing July 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM #

    Excellent work as always, Mike!
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  3. Peter Talke July 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM #

    Mike, awesome pic!!! So cool for a photo shoot!!!
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  4. Edith Levy July 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM #

    Fantastic. A lot of grungy goodness today. Terrific shot Mike.
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  5. Rich McPeek July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM #

    Awesome shot! Love it Mike!
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  6. Steven Perlmutter July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM #

    Urbex goodness. Love it.
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  7. Jimi Jones July 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM #

    All the elements of a great urbex shot come together in this one. Peeling paint, rust, pools of water and an overall grunginess.

    Lovely shot, Mike!
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  8. Len Saltiel July 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM #

    Great urbex shot Mike. It has it all: great composition and vanishing point along with the details that make urbex so applealing
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  9. Mark Garbowski July 27, 2013 at 9:52 AM #

    Sweet scene and shot, Michael.

  10. Toad Hollow Photo July 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM #

    What a great great shot, Mike. I love the lines from the beams, it’s a really terrific shot to explore to find all the great textures and details you’ve captured.
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