This photo was taken back in September of 2015 when I was just becoming interested in photography. I shot this image with a Canon PowerShot SX400 IS which is a point and shoot camera. I originally purchased this camera to document hiking trips. That is what spurred my interest in photography. I still have this camera and enjoy using it on occasion.
The camera lacks the ability to manually set aperture or shutter speed, it doesn’t even have a proper viewfinder, just a screen. But, I like it none the less!
The subject of today’s snap is an abandoned building about one mile from my home. It fronts on the same highway that I travel each day during my daily commute. I wish I knew the history of this building but unfortunately, I don’t. To me, it has the look of an old country store. I can imagine a single family running the store on the ground level while living on the second floor above.
Abandoned buildings like this always make me wonder what happened.
How did this building fall into ruins?
Who is the owner?
Why has it been left to be consumed and reclaimed by nature?
“Ruins are more beautiful than adorned castles, for ruins are the cathedrals of time.” – Ben Caesar
The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Silence. I took a walk around my home to see what I could spot that would convey silence to the viewer. Below are the photos, as well as, my thoughts on how each photo represents silence.
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I started this graphite drawing in December of last year. I steadily worked on it until it was around 85% complete. Then, doubt entered into my mind. I didn’t think I had the skill level necessary to complete the work. So for months this drawing laid in my drawer waiting for me to find the confidence to finish it. Last week I decided I had procrastinated enough! So I pulled it out, dusted it off, and got back to work.
Now I have a completed piece! The sad part is I allowed doubt to sabotage my progress and hold me back. Sometimes it’s best to charge ahead. You may surprise yourself, you may be more capable than you think, or maybe learning comes from the experience of doing.
I created this drawing for the April pen and ink challenge hosted at wetcanvas.com. They are a wonderful group of like minded people. If you have an interest in any type of art you should check them out.