The New Old
For starters, I’m obviously just backfilling missing blog posts at this time. But I’m sure you’ll forgive me… all things considered…
The idea for this week’s project was to photograph abandoned signs with the Retro setting on the new camera. An abandoned sign by my definition is a sign that is no longer cared for. Either the business that put it up is no longer around, or they no longer care for the sign. The sign has descended into a state of disrepair, and nobody is doing anything about it. Personally, I hope these sign continue to be neglected. I for one love abandoned signs.
All of these abandoned signs can be found in Boone, with the exception of one sign. The one sign can be found if you are driving east on US 30 between Boone and Ogden. It is a sign that has always intrigued me because of the crudeness of its composition and because of its location. It is a sign that has a very strong political message, but you have to be actually looking for the sign because it isn’t placed in a place of prominence. It is more buried in a ravine in the bottom of a ditch.
Here are the rest of the abandoned signs.
I determined during this project that I don’t love the retro setting on my camera, even though I do love a few of these images. I took these pictures on a rainy, drizzly day. Don’t be surprised if I revisit many of these subject in the future with the High Contrast Black & White setting on the new camera.
If you have an abandoned sign that you love that you think I might love as well, feel free to drop me an email with the location and a brief description of the sign.