Mini Challenge #162 - Overgrown

kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not.Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
edited April 21, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Mini-Challenge #162!

The theme of this challenge will be Overgrown.

Just about every man-made endeavor gets reclaimed by the forces of nature at some point. Lets see that process happening. Personally, I like to photograph ruins, but this could be almost anything, an old truck, gardens, a barn, a ghost town, or anything that shows nature taking it back. I tend to favor shots that evoke a sense of mystery or a certain mood.

I really like the timing of keeping these to about a week and a half (as richtersl did in the last one) - no reason to drag these out. So, this challenge starts now and WILL CLOSE AT 11:59 PM (EASTERN TIME), APRIL 20, 2013.

*** Fresh photos are welcome. If you haven't thought about this subject before, please feel free and take some photos during the challenge period.

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Comments

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    Don't know how well I will do with this but I'm taking the 'forces of nature' idea to mean more than overgrown with foliage or knocked down by time into ruins. I do have photos of those things (Les Baux, Pompeii, Avignon and more recently Cumberland Island) and also a bunch of photos of hurricane damage to various places (like a brand new school bus that a hurricane dropped a tree right on top of it), but I wasn't sure that would be what you wanted. Nor was I completely sure about entering gravestones which have been damaged by time - either by mold or lichens or by being under trees or in one case a refinery was built next to the cemetery which degraded all the stones. The process in that last case wasn't visible - only the results.

    First - an old sugar mill in St. Kitts - it isn't economically feasible for them do grow and process sugar anymore so the old mills are abandoned. This was fairly recent so the mill has only been disused for a few years and the vines haven't taken over completely yet

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    Second - a dock in Swansboro which has been eaten away. Somewhat worrying as we were tied up to this dock

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    And last, a view from a helicopter of the volcano damage in Monserat -not only burned up, and covered up but also overgrown

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    1) Old Farm Equipment Graveyard
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    2) One not in the Old Farm Equipment Graveyard
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    3) Burried Bike
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    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    DonRicklin wrote: »
    3) Burried Bike
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    Itchy itchy bike - l see lots of poison ivy in there.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Itchy itchy bike - l see lots of poison ivy in there.
    Actually, its Woodbine/Virginia Creeper in Montreal. No Poison Ivy! thumb.gif Five leaves, not three.

    :D

    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    Down here at least, Virginia creeper mixes with poison ivy, and I see some three leaves in with the five.

    But go ahead and clear it up, I won't stop you.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Down here at least, Virginia creeper mixes with poison ivy, and I see some three leaves in with the five.

    But go ahead and clear it up, I won't stop you.
    O.T. I'm not likely to even try, in that this is an image taken some years ago when visiting Montreal and doing a photowalk.

    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    It was a joke. When we moved here in 1973, I got poison ivy 3 times in the early spring when trying to clear out honeysuckle and Virginia creeper mixed with poison ivy before the leaves came out and I could identify it.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2013
    Great topic!

    I love the bike shot, Don! Something designed to move entrapped by the slow growth of plants.

    Here are a couple of mine.

    1 Keep in Touch
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    2 Spring Riot
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    3 No Train Coming
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  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2013
    What a fun topic. Here are a few:

    1. The home that was
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    2. Find the Bug
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    3. I remember
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2013
    fvc. Those are really nice - I have a hard time taking pictures with a lot of bare branches - the camera tends to focus of the stuff closest to me and not the thing just past that.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • UlrichUlrich Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 11, 2013
    Hang'g Around

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    Complacemency

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    Tenacious

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  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    fvc. Those are really nice - I have a hard time taking pictures with a lot of bare branches - the camera tends to focus of the stuff closest to me and not the thing just past that.

    Yea, that is where the spot focus comes in handy. I think these were also taken with a deep DOF so that also helps.
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    I'm not sure if this is "overgrown" enough. It is an old abandoned farmhouse sitting in the middle of a field. In April (if we're lucky), the bluebonnets bloom all around it and it floats in a sea of blue.

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    I'll have to search to find anything else in this theme.

    Sherry
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    A path I did not want to take
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    They are staying home way to long eek7.gif
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 13, 2013
  • TravelnLassTravelnLass Novice Chuckler Posts: 87Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 13, 2013
    Such interesting challenge themes, and already a most eclectic mix of entries.

    Of course I couldn't help but grab a pic of what is perhaps the world's quintessential "overgrown" spot on the Planet - the incredible ruins of Ta Prohm temple at Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

    Built in the 12th century, Wikipedia has this to say about the "overgrowth" of Ta Prohm:

    "After the fall of the Khmer empire in the 17th century, the temple of Ta Prohm was abandoned and neglected for centuries. When the effort to conserve and restore the temples of Angkor began in the early 21st century, the Ecole francaise d'Estreme-Orient decided that Ta Prohm would be left largely as it had been found, as a 'concession to the general taste for the picturesque.' "

    1) Ta Prohm

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    "I am not the same, having seen the moon rise on the other side of the world."
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 15, 2013
    The Persistence of Hope
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    Cow #7680
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    Rusted Silver Mine Dreams
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    Bill Banning

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  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 15, 2013
    From a nearby sanctuary.
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    Oyster crust
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    Tortured Oak
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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 15, 2013
    Fixer-Upper
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    The Embrace
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    Room With a View
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2013
    Love the first one from Earache!

    Here are mines.
    Spotted something on my way to work and will try to stop so maybe I will change one.

    1. it is so stuck in my head

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    2. Do you think someone will notice it I cover the whole wall?

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    3. How much is reclaimed by nature inside?

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    Claire
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

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  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2013
    Fountiangrove Barn
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    Wide Angle View HDR
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    Thousand Palms Oasis
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2013
    1. Mayan ruins, Lamanai, Belize

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    2. Rodney boat resting in peace - Newfoundland

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    3. Good friends - Gatineau, Quebec

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 21, 2013
    Entries are closed
    Will have results soon!
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