Tag: old

The project I didn’t know I was doing

I recently put a book of photographs together that is now available on Blurb. The book is a group of photographs of….wait for it….doors. Yes, Doors. Not your fancy old European doors. Not even some colorful Mexican or Caribbean doors. Nope, just good old fashioned normal doors. Well, normal to a degree. I did originally take the photos because I…

Right light, wrong place

    I live in a rundown town. I’ve mentioned quite a few times on this blog how I don’t live in a particularly photogenic place. I live in a small town in Pennsylvania that had its day a number of years ago. Once the steel and glass industry disappeared the town began to fade, not unlike most rust belt…

Fat man in the bathtub

And I’m sure he would have the blues if he was in this tub. Just another one of the many old bathtubs found throughout rural areas. This particular one has a spring emptying into it, most likely used for cattle at some point. I can’t show this photo without some Little Feat

Not a poet and I know it

Enough haiku silliness, time to get back to normal photography. I’m starting off spring with a nice texturally image of old wood and black rubber. I was drawn to this scene because of the old tire that the tree grew around. Although you can’t see it in this photo that is a real 15′ tree, with branches and everything, that the…

Not dried up yet

Unlike these winter plants, I still think I have some life left in my photo skills to give this blog another go around for another year. Of course I am kidding because it’s not the photography I am worried about, it’s the writing and coming up with catchy subject matter to write about. I’m not one to do the “resolution”…

Back to school

I’ve posted photos of this old schoolhouse before but I had a chance recently to explore it a little more. Plus I had my Eos M camera with the 11-22 lens on me and I wanted the chance to shoot at a wider angle than I have in the past. Beyond that there’s not much else to say. The interior…

I’m going to have to pay up

I think those little ads on this site are annoying (especially since I don’t reap any benefits from them) so I plan on doing away with them soon. Most likely after the holidays, I plan on taking some time to upgrade my site and work on adding some galleries. The blog format isn’t a good way to showcase my work. What I’m not…

I need more balls

Monkey balls, that is. It seems like this is a banner year for monkey balls, or hedge apples, bowwood, bois d’arc (French for “wood of the bow”), bodark, geelhout, mock orange, horse apple, naranjo chino, wild orange and yellow-wood. Offficially the Osage orange tree, has been quite noticeable for me this year as I drive around the rural regions of…

Old and not in the way

That’s the way I feel about old abandoned rural buildings. I want them to stay standing as long as possible. Old barns are as simple as a building can be yet there is a timeless quality about them that a new pre-fab steel building can never have. I feel the same about urban buildings if they have some character or…

A lovely autumn scene from a lovely blog

I have been given a Lovely Blog Award by F-Stop Mama Amy Pantone. I am so honored that Amy likes my blog enough to give it attention on her own blog, that I must proceed with the award ceremony. But first, a lovely autumn scene photo. Now, on to the awards. The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:…