Recently spent a wonderful late afternoon playing in the light. Haven't had a chance to share my photos aside from 2 or 3 that I managed to sneak into other posts where appropriate. I like sharing photos here at the Creative Exchange, where it's not so much about the quality-though I'm constantly striving for that-but about the process. Kim Klassen recently shared a post about whether as an artist it is the process or product that drives you. I think I must be a process kind of girl. When I was a musician, the rehearsals were for me what it was about, not the performance itself. The performance was just bonus fun at the end of the journey.
Ahhhhh. Moving on. Always so much to ponder.
I didn't set out to capture this....but this is what caught my eye. This ugly beast; abandoned and huge radiating in the afternoon light. How could I not?
My photography teacher said she shoots whatever makes her turn her head for a 2nd look. I only needed one look to be sure.
I thought about the glory days...before. I thought about how many feet pounded up and down these stairs; working whistle to whistle for a paycheck. Not an easy life, I'm sure.
And how now, everything looks so lonely, desolate, and done with. Even the weeds.
Neighboring buildings have not fared much better....perhaps even worse.
These giants now brought to their knees, so to speak.
My tiny shadow along the bridge between these imposing, mamoth......empty shells.
Shadows and Squares.
But in the shadows....a couple with baby....new life.
Thanks for taking a look at my post. A lovely contrast of lively light and decaying buildings. Very much a delight to my eye.