|Paul's Favorite Photos|
My wife and I were driving out of Sequoia NP. There by the side of the road was this car. I'm from Boston so seeing old cars like this is a rare thing. Even cars from the 80's have long since been oxidized back into dust. |
The Desoto was parked in front a garage might have been inhabited but it was hard to tell. So, I set up my tripod quickly, too my shots and left before anyone came out. I took the pic with a Mamiya 7, 80mm lens and Ilford Delta 100 (processed to slide by www.dr5.com). For whatever reason, this is one of the favorite pictures I've taken. The texture of the hood and chrome bumper is something I really like.
I had the opportunity to get into the Bethlehem Steel Plant last year.
This plant had been in operation since the late 1800's and was finally closed down in the 1980's due mainly to foreign competition. PA had been a perfect place to produce steel due to deposits of iron ore and coal but that couldn't compete with cheap labor.
While I was there, I had a chance to talk to a few people who had worked there. They were all unhappy with the deterioration of the place. In fact, one of the main things that struck me about it was how quickly man made objects (buildings, cars, machinery) detiorates when people aren't around to maintain it. Rust never sleeps.
As a counterpoint to the previous two pictures, this is my daughter at two days old. I suspect people without kids get sick of me showing pictures of her. I might have thought that before I had her. However, now she's my favorite subject by far. She's now almost two years old and I'm finding it hard to remember when she only weighed 7lbs. To keep the theme from above going, she makes me realize that time never stands still.