- Three Rivers, Spring 2015, #4
There is so much going on in this picture…the door to nowhere, the dumpster at the top of the three-story staircase, the covered-over panels on the top floor (fire? murder scene? abandoned?), the broken satellite dish (and how much signal could they get here, I wonder), the beautiful brickwork, the middle window with the odd opening at an angle, all the beautiful lines. I could stare at this one for hours. This has been very inexpertly edited in GIMP. Editing black and white shots can be quite challenging, especially when there's not the widest range of tones to begin with. But I'm learning! There's a bit of blurring at the top, which reminds me of early 20th and late 19th century photography.
- Three Rivers, Spring 2015, #3
I have a thing about walls, apparently. I guess it's part of my thing about flat surfaces in general. At any rate, I found this wall interesting because it just went on forever without a single window—odd and rare.
I do wish that I had lined it up a little better, but as I said, I was in a hurry. Maybe it's better this way.
- Vicksburg Hospital 4/8
At one point it was converted into apartments. People used to live here.
- Out of business 001
- Out of business 002
- Winter branches
- Vanishing Point 1
A panoramic view looking west. I like that this is not a typical vanishing point exercise, but that the wires come in from above left and the tracks from below right, which throws off the balance. The vanishing point itself is a bit too high; perhaps I should have cropped a bit more off the bottom. I touched it up a bit in PhotoShop to add glow and a bit of blurring around the edges.
- off to the side
Everything about this scene suggested neatness: the grass on the bank which had been mowed before the first snow, the neatly disced field, the tidy jumble of farm buildings in the distance. And in the middle of it all, a single can, empty but still wrapped in a paper bag. Also touched up in Photoshop to add the blur.
- Skyscape #2
- Vanishing Point 2
I have always liked railroad tracks—they represented untaken opportunities, I think.
- Vanishing Point 3
A tighter crop of the previous photo, slightly more interesting.
- the forgotten love seat
I didn't even recognize this at first, until I got close enough to photograph it. It's an old sofa or love seat, decomposing by the tracks for at least a year. This is right next to the road, and it amazes me that it must have been there for the better part of a year and nobody did anything about it.
- Plowed Fields
The tractor had plowed and disked not more than a few days prior, leaving an interesting geometric pattern behind.
- Skyscape #2
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #02
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #01
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #03
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #04
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #05
- Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery #11