This evening I wanted to get out of the house, so we decided to go for a walk. We’d been discussing camera lenses and Joe said, ‘Hey, didn’t you want to do an urban decay type shoot?’
I’d had the idea a few weeks ago whilst we were walking along the canal but I didn’t have my camera at the time. The sky was pretty clear tonight and it was getting into the twilight time of evening which is supposed to be one of the best times to take photos (I say ‘supposed to’ because my camera didn’t capture any of the pale pinks in the sky). So off we went.
Sin came along for most of the trip:
(Of course it’s not weird. It would only be weird if he brought his own camera or something. The fact that so many people stared at us was just a freakish coincidence).
The grunge thing is something I’ve never tried before, mostly because I like my photos to create the illusion of a perfect world. But I got into it straight away and realised that the decay has its own kind of beauty if you stop and think about it for long enough. Or maybe I’ve finally completely lost it.
Anyway, here are some of my shots, brought to you by the Enhance button in iPhoto (pretty sure it’s my all-time favourite button. If I were to have an all-time favourite button of course).
And a couple of not-so-grungy ones:
Tonight I reached the following conclusions:
- I now love urban decay type stuff.
- Our area is severely lacking in talented graffiti artists.
- Despite the fact that they can apparently run at 30 miles per hour, cats can be extremely slow walkers when they want. Especially when they get stopped by random strangers wanting to stroke them.