Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 169

ISO 320, 75mm, f/4.0, 1/60 sec.

Day 169 - Moving Day

The community college I work at has three construction sites right now. One of the sites will be a new building for our emergency services programs. Currently at the site is a "burn building", a building used for training fire fighters. It had to moved to a new site for construction of the new classroom building.

I went out to document the move. To say the least, I was completely fascinated by the process. The building moved only about 1/2 mile, but from the time they started the move until had it rolled onto the new foundation it took nearly three hours.

The shot above is looking underneath the building at the steel support girders.

Below is the tractor and building in the final stages just before they started pulling the building onto the foundation.

ISO 100, 28mm, f/9.0, 1/160 sec.


  1. very cool! i'm even more amazed by the blue skies you have!

  2. wow very cool!! It always amazes me how they move buildings like that. Especially when you are stuck behind one being moved! Very cool shot!

  3. The top shot makes you look as if you're under the house. You weren't were you, 'cause that's sort of nutty. Someone moved a house in LA but got on the wrong freeway and stranded the house on a very busy section of an LA freeway. He just left it to taggers and vandals. Until the city said, you move it or we will... in pieces.

  4. great capture. in the top image, how did you get such good details in the shadows?

  5. The details on the first shot is amazing - nice colors too.