Abandoned & Lonely

There’s something about this image that I find intriguing.  To me, it speaks of loneliness and abandonment.

The bars on the window indicate that perhaps, at sometime in the past, this building held items that were precious to someone.  The building and it’s contents where important and worth protecting.

Now…only shards of glass and tattered drapes remain.  Important to no one, simply forgotten and neglected.


This image was shot during the same outing as my On the hunt for reflections… post.

As always, thanks for viewing my photos…I hope you enjoy them.

– Mike L.


The Green and Grungy Monster

So, me and a friend from Instagram have decided to help motivate one another by collaborating on a weekly photo challenge together.  This past week the theme was simple…green.  That’s it, no specific shooting styles or subjects.  Our photos only had to have the common thread of green.

So, I started thinking about “green” things to shoot and since it’s the end of summer there is plenty of green around, but, I wanted something out of the ordinary.  The misses and I were downtown and she spotted a green & grungy beater of a pickup.  It was sitting in the parking lot of our local hot rod shop.  It had apparently just been hauled in.  It was sitting in their lot on jack stands.  It didn’t even have wheels or tires.  We both agreed that it would be put on the short list of potential subjects.

So late last week I returned shortly after nightfall to see if I could capture some interesting photos of the green and grungy monster.  As I walked up to the truck I could see that the bed was still full of trash and junk.  It even had a few plants growing out of the bed and hanging over the side.  It seemed to have been neglected for years.  Luckily, there weren’t any other vehicles close to it so I had plenty of room to move around and find the angles and compositions I wanted.

Below are a few shots from that night.  I hope you enjoy them!