This Old House, Barn, or Silo

While Nature Photography has been my main focus (pun intended), there are other subjects that attract my attention as well.

For example, you may have seen the results of my photographing my jewelry creations (“Rings & Things”), but now we turn to old, falling-down, abandoned structures on the way to being re-claimed by Nature.

Old-House-Window

Some of my earliest memories involve exploring and checking out new houses under construction. Now, as a “Senior Citizen,” I find myself drawn to and poking amongst the rubble of those situations where the encroachment of Nature into the decaying works of Man can make for some exciting, dynamic, and novel juxtapositions.

I guess what I find most fascinating about this subject matter is that if the “re-configuration” of Nature by Man hasn’t been too severe, how Nature eventually overtakes the puny works oi Man and “wins” in the end.

No-Trespassing

Often there will be fences to be climbed (or as my old man used to say: “A fence can’t stop you; it can only slow you down”), or “No Trespassing” signs to be ignored. If you’re challenged, the fact that you’re doing photography may help to keep you out of trouble.

Falling-down farm buildings are an obvious choice, but just about any type of structure will do. The “Silo Interior” is a good example of this.

After checking outside possible compositions, see if it’s possible to enter the structure without risking life or limb; sometimes doors will be locked and windows boarded-up. More than once I’ve had to gain entry by climbing through a window. Recently I had to work out a way to get to the second story without stairs.

Once inside, be damn careful: it could be more than embarrassing to go through rotten flooring. Sometimes you might encounter animal occupants. Move slowly and carefully, always keeping an eye on where you’re stepping. Not a bad idea to be up to date with your Tetanus shot. Afterwards, check yourself for ticks. For the most part I’m looking for door and window compositions that frame the outside world. My camera (Canon G-12) has a built-in level and grid and I use them. All hand-held.

Bear's-Den-Window

Bear's-Den-Window

Burned-Stone-Barn---2

Collapsed-Roof

Collapsed-Structure

Double-Windows

Fixer-Upper

Foliage-Covered-Window

Old-House-Window---2

Old-House-Window---3

Old-House-Window---4

Old-House-Window---5

Old-House-Window---6

Old-House-Windows---7

Open-House

Silo-Interior

Skeleton-Barn-Roof

Slatted-Stall

Snowy-Fixer-Upper

Stone-Barn

Stone-House-Window

Take-A-Seat

Two-Windows-and-a-Door

W.V

Barn-Interior---2

Barn-Interior---3

Barn-interior

Barn-Looking-Out

2nd-Story-View

WV-Log-Construction

Window-with-Broken-Glass

Window-Through-Window

Warren Krupsaw

Warren Krupsaw, a one-time student (and house guest) of Ansel Adams is a nature photographer concentrating on landscape & detail. After participating in the first year of a new graduate program in Photography at M.I.T. with Minor White, he earned his M.F.A. in Photography under Harry Callahan at the R.I.S.D. in 1968.
Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/thekrupgallery
Book: Portraits of Passion and Other Dalliances

50 Awe-Inspiring Examples of Aerial Photography

The world looks so different from above doesn’t it? It really is amazing to view it from this perspective. We find pattern, texture and color in these images that we would normally never notice from a lower vantage point.

I hope you enjoy and find inspiration in the collection below, I know I did.

NaPix

Aerial Photography

Rob Millenaar

Aerial Photography

BenTaher

Aerial Photography

now Burj Khalifa

Aerial Photography

Eric Lafforgue

Aerial Photography

Klaus Leidorf

Aerial Photography

maios

Aerial Photography

miguel valle de figueiredo

Aerial Photography

unfocused mike

Aerial Photography

DIDS

Aerial Photography

DIDS

Aerial Photography

gakout

Aerial Photography

Farl

Aerial Photography

bass_nroll

Aerial Photography

JLMphoto

Aerial Photography

caruba

Aerial Photography

gakout

Aerial Photography

hilong2

Aerial Photography

fangleman

Aerial Photography

Richard

Aerial Photography

TDW1968

Aerial Photography

t.benedict

Aerial Photography

omkevin

Aerial Photography

doncon402

Aerial Photography

magic_eye

Aerial Photography

Erin Butler

Aerial Photography

Nelo Esteves

Aerial Photography

DIDS

Aerial Photography

Andr Pipa

Aerial Photography

sir_watkyn

Aerial Photography

edpuskas

Aerial Photography

Donnie Shackleford

Aerial Photography

albatros11

Aerial Photography

zerega

Aerial Photography

Tom N.

Aerial Photography

gmh

Aerial Photography

Curiouser

Aerial Photography

Farl

Aerial Photography

KAP Cris

Aerial Photography

alison

Aerial Photography

exitheory

Aerial Photography

clairity

Aerial Photography

midendian

Aerial Photography

aldask

Aerial Photography

Matjaz Cater

Aerial Photography

Tristan Shu

Aerial Photography

seadipper

Aerial Photography

drhundertwasser

Aerial Photography

Trevor

Aerial Photography

Ric e Ette

Aerial Photography

Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired

A beautiful meadow or rolling field is truly a special thing. Bathed in the new day sun or the rich evening light, fields can be a very compelling subject for your next photo expedition. Please share your field photography with us here.

Krzysztof Browko

amazing fields

Janusz Wanczyk

amazing fields

Patrick Moser

amazing fields

Alessandro Avenali

amazing fields

Bror Johansson

amazing fields

Wouah photography

amazing fields

wiciaq

amazing fields

ajlhogsa

amazing fields

icondigital

amazing fields

dale427

amazing fields

kle0012

amazing fields

meowgli

amazing fields

snake-fisher

amazing fields

ihea

amazing fields

werol

amazing fields

juhku

amazing fields

razvanx

amazing fields

aboutface

amazing fields

vonrubinstein

amazing fields

norwegiananette

amazing fields

mjranum-stock

amazing fields

orazioflacco

amazing fields

michilauke

amazing fields

w0j45

amazing fields

kyokosphotos

amazing fields

dianora

amazing fields

rattodisabina

amazing fields

phaedrus-42

amazing fields

offlinelt

amazing fields

barbroute

amazing fields

Ukrainian Daredevil Mustang – Not Afraid Of Heights [Video]

The Ukrainian Daredevil Mustang who performs mostly in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev is a daredevil extraordinaire. He clearly has achieved incredible mastery over heights. His real first name is Pavel and without a doubt he is the most incredible athlete I have ever seen.

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15 Lonely Photos of Lost Things

Below are picks from our showcase challenge, Lost Things. Enjoy!

christian.senger

Lost Things Photography

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Juan R. Martos

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ahmer_inam

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thomas lieser

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thomas lieser

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Luziferian

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ahmer_inam

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LobachevEB

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egoitz89

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Rina B.

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UrbanToad

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betrachtenswert

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Irwan Gunadi

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Vernon Kilby

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