South Carolina Backroad Abandoned Building

While deliberately seeking out backroads on a return trip from Sumter, South Carolina, I was rewarded by finding this cool, abandoned structure on North Kings Highway (State Highway 261).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any background info, it does appear to have been some type of manufacturing facility.

Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 1
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 1

I shot with both my Nikon 28 – 300mm and my Tamron 15 – 30mm lens.  There was an abundance of cool light, shapes, textures and patterns.

Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 6
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 6
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 4
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 4
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 5
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 5
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 3
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 3
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road 7
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road 7
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 2
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

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Abandoned: Gold Mine Pawn Shop

I found this abandoned pawn shop building near Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina.  The beautifully weathered paint and metal surfaces really caught my eye.

Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 2
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 2
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 3
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 3
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 4
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 4
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 5
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 5
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 1
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 1

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Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned Furniture Factory Abstract

Monochrome and color versions of an abstract from the abandoned Link Taylor Furniture Plant in Lexington, North Carolina,

Abandoned Furniture Plant Abstract Monochrome
Abandoned Furniture Plant Abstract Monochrome
Abandoned Furniture Plant Abstract Color
Abandoned Furniture Plant Abstract Color

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Cheers,

C. S.

Falling Snow On Falling Barn

Winter 2018’s last stand has finally come and gone.  The same could be said for this old southern barn and surrounding fields, currently being cleared for residential housing.

Falling Snow On Falling Barn 1
Falling Snow On Falling Barn 1

Most of the exterior wood of this old barn has already been removed and “upcycled” for use in rustic home furnishings and decor.  I blogged about this last July in my Vanishing American Barns post, and featured this barn in a composition.

Falling Snow On Falling Barn 2
Falling Snow On Falling Barn 2

By keeping my POV out of the direct wind, my lens shade was able to keep the snow off my front lens element.  Shooting at 1/320th just about froze the jumbo snowflakes greater than 10 feet (3 meters) out.  As snowflakes got closer to the lens, more and more of a slight motion blur was introduced.

Falling Snow On Falling Barn 3
Falling Snow On Falling Barn 3

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Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned Downtown Reidsville Pt 6

A year ago today I was visiting Reidsville, and shot these images in an abandoned section near downtown.  After a series of 5 posts, I moved on without considering other candidate compositions in the series.   I finally went back to resurrected these unfinished compositions for this Monochrome Monday.  We all have several of these forgotten gems strewn across our hard drives.

Reidsville Building Composition 3
Reidsville Building Composition 3

This was quite an interesting building, with several composition opportunities.  I particularity like the composition below.  Though the door is in the center, the image is mostly composed of asymmetric elements.  From the foreground broken pipe, the converging foreground lines land on the door and building plane, and then your eye bounces over to the stairs and covered walkway back to the sky – quite a bit of depth.

White Reidsville Building Entrance Composition 1
White Reidsville Building Entrance Composition 1

Shot from several angles, it was difficult choosing the best detailed, up-close composition.  Sometimes you just have to pick one and move on.

White Reidsville Building Entrance Composition 2
White Reidsville Building Entrance Composition 2

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Cheers,

Sam