This was an old garage door I found in the town of Palouse. I wonder how many years ago that last coat of paint went on? This was is a bit of a metaphor for me, a window back in time.
The Palouse is a beautiful region, known as America's Tuscany. It's very easy to get to, by flying into Spokane, WA. June is the best month IMHO. Extremely friendly people. If you combined this with a trip to nearby Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho you'd have one heck of a vacation.
Tomorrow I'll be going a completely different direction with the blog.
I hope a lot of good times were had in this building, before the fall. Look at those nasty branches... Mother Nature is starting the reclamation process. Doesn't this look like one of my Cuba shots? Not this time - Palouse, WA. That's right, there is an actual town of Palouse, in "The Palouse."
Many of the barns in the Palouse are on their way out (or down would probably be more descriptive...). I guess that is why they are so photogenic. You don't get inside too many of them, so this was kind of fun.
My good friends John Barclay and Dan Sniffin are visiting for a few days. Yesterday we toured Seattle a bit, including a visit to Fisherman's Terminal with it's "work boats." There is a large amount of shooting opportunities there. I think my favorite is coming up with compositions in the boat hulls. There are combinates of paint, rust, scratches and vegetation that are pretty fun to work with.
Canon 5D Mark II, 180mm F/3.5 Macro, f/4, 1/500, iso 250
This one is from my trip to the Palouse in 2010. I have some friends coming in today that have been in the Palouse, and I'll be headed there myself in a couple of weeks. Great place for us photographers!
I would imagine the first couple of owners of this Chevy could never imagine it in such a decrepit state!
I know I have said it before here on the blog... When I see a scene like this, I wish I could time travel back and see the thrill on the faces of the first owners. The family drives. Date nights! And now, in such a sad and forgotten state...