Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: b&w

Takapuna Boating Club building, Bayswater, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Takapuna Boating Club building, Bayswater, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

There is something about old, derelict or abandoned buildings that seems to attract photographers’ attention.

It doesn’t seem to matter if the building has no architectural merit. Places that were once filled with the everyday hum of life, or the fizz and pop of special events, seem to carry a special melancholy vibration when they are abandoned. Buildings are the vessels for so much human emotion, it’s not surprising we leave something behind when we abandon them.

Abandoned farmhouse, seen from SH1 near Hunterville, Rangitikei, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Abandoned farmhouse, seen from SH1 near Hunterville, Rangitikei, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

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13 thoughts on “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: b&w

  1. Su, I find the fist image a nod to the past when I attended summer camp on Lake Champlain near the US border (Upper New York state) and Canada. It brings back marvelous memories of adventures tried for the first time. Thanks for the trip to nostalgia. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. Hi su – I like the mood in both –
    Similar and diverse at the same time.
    The first photo I could feel a once bustling crowd
    And the second one I felt a family or children and a dog maybe.
    😊
    We have a lot of places like this in Virginia –

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    • Thanks Yvette. I imagine the first place — the boat club — would have been really busy in its heyday. It’s really close to the city. The cottage on the other hand, is in a pretty isolated rural area. I wonder about the families who would have lived there, and what happened to everyone once they’d moved on.

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