ISO 80; f/8; 1/125; 8.7mm: 7:30am (Canon SX10 – no tripod)
ISO 80; f/8; 1/500; 47.5mm (Canon XS10 no tripod). Inside.
This abandoned building sits at 750 Main St in Quartzsite. This structure should have fallen down years ago, if not for being propped up.
I really don’t know anything about the building. (Note to self… visit Quartzsite Historical Society next.)
Friday assignment notes. Don’t ask me how, but I must have anticipated this assignment because Wednesday morning was the last cool morning (i.e low 80s) morning that we would have for a bit. (And I had already wasted the previous two mornings.) Feeling as I’d lost my motivation, I forced myself to pack up the camera and get on the bicycle. But, rather than doing my usual trip around Quartzsite, I decided to go head straight for Hi Jolly Cemetery, a place I hadn’t been to since we first passed through Quartzsite. I felt I needed to see something different… and I didn’t want to go too far as it was already getting hotter.
On my way to the cemetery I stopped to photograph this structure. I have been meaning to photograph it for sometime and decided there was no time like the present. After all, didn’t we recently have the discussion of things not being there when you finally get a chance to photograph them?
At first I was timid and obeyed the No Trespassing sign. But the more I looked, the more I saw and the more I had to photograph. Click. Move. Click. Click. Move. Click. Yes, it felt good.
I then stopped at another abandoned building and finally made my way to Hi Jolly Cemetery. I still have more to show from that brief visit.
Final analysis, making yourself go out and visit a new place does get the creative juices going again. Now, we just need this heat to go away again.
Oh, and since this building is still standing… if you see something that I should have done differently, please tell me!