this image was decayed so much that it was
almost an abstract by itself. I only
enhanced it to bring out textures
and add some color.
I like taking photos of old, run-down, or even decaying things. Unlike items that are shiny and new, these items have "character," even when crumbling to ruin.
One morning I set out to take photos in some car wrecking yards. I didn't want to call ahead because I thought they'd refuse to let me take photos if I asked, but figured that once they saw I was a harmless older woman, they wouldn't refuse me. I didn't realize that most auto junk yards in this area have very limited hours. I stopped at five and they were all closed, behind locked gates. I was able to take only a few photos through the spaces in their chain-linked fences.
Why the owners even kept some of the decaying vehicles is beyond me. Before they became piles of rust, they may have been able to sell them for recyclable scrap metal. Now, many are worthless.
|Original photo of front end|
of rusted-out car.