Mini Challenge #211 - Abandoned

sdways01sdways01 Major grinsPosts: 151Registered Users Major grins
edited August 24, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #211 - Abandoned
Since I am gathering images of abandoned objects for a collection of photos this year, I want to see other items that people have found abandoned. Around here it seems to be mostly old cars and buildings, but it could be just about anything. Show me what you have.

This challenge will run for 2 weeks - from today until Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm EST-USA.


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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

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"If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous

Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    Very interesting subject!

    Here is my contribution, with other things then cars and buildings

    1. After the party is over

    After the party is over... Ottawa, CanadaNov. 10, 09

    2. Rodney boat resting in peace

    Rodney boat resting in peace

    3. To old to be loved again...

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    My set!

    1) No longer the life of the party.

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    2) Old rail spur amongst abandoned industry.

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    3) Form pier

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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    Great idea! My three pics...

    !. Machu Picchu, Peru

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    2. Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Peru

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    3. Long forgotten farm equipment.

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    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    Indeed... a great theme!


    Rust Wins
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    Cabin in the Woods
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    Broke Down
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    Wonderful Inca images Wayne!
    I am severely jealous of your in-person visit to Peru!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,896Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2015
    Fun subject (for those of us that haven't been abandoned eek7.gif). Here are mine.

    1) The Pflug Mansion, Highway 395, Wa. John Pflug began building in 1908 himself - hauling all materials from saw mill about 10 miles away with only a team and wagon. He never finished his dream house and it has been vacant since 1921.

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    #2 Well, not totally abandoned - the goats still love it. Old Adobe doors in Hornitos, Ca.

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    #3 The Shoe Tree on Highway 395 north of Reno, Nevada. Lots of abandonment here :D.

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  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 12, 2015
    Earache wrote: »
    Wonderful Inca images Wayne!
    I am severely jealous of your in-person visit to Peru!

    Eric, much obliged. It was an incredible opportunity.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,169Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 13, 2015
    Great subject. Here are a few of mine just for fun but do not consider them for judging.

    1.Hatcher's Pass, Independence Mine
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    2. Abandoned house on rock in Barbados

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    3. Redington's boat in Knick Alaska
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,668Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 13, 2015
    I'm impressed by all the images - I hate to see abandoned cars. But since I am currently in Costa Rica, I will wait to decide on entries until I get back home - I think I have some interesting ones to enter. I have to distinguish between abandoned and trash. Which is this one? In the bottom left is a bicycle. Photo taken from the top of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct There's also a lawn chair there at the top

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 195Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 13, 2015
    Farm house in Madison County, NC

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    Charlie Manson's Truck in Ballarat, CA

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    Shoe in Buncombe County, NC

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  • CCoopCCoop Major grins Posts: 511Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2015
    Appalachian Chapel
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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2015
    Out to pasture

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    Reverting to nature

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    Apocalyptic rust

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    Phil
    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2015
    JAG wrote: »
    Great subject. Here are a few of mine just for fun but do not consider them for judging.

    3. Redington's boat in Knick Alaska
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    I just love this one Joyce clap.gif
    I can see it hanging big in a Board Room somewhere!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,668Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2015
    I decided that the photo from the aqueduct was just of trash. So I've picked out about twenty photos and then I had to stop looking because it was getting too hard to make the decision. I eliminated the ruins on Cumberland Island, the ruins in Les Baux (mostly because the photos were taken a long time ago with slide film), and Roman amphitheatres, theatres and the Alyscamps outside of Arles. And I ended up with these three

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    This is a photo I took in 1964 of the Baths at Pompeii. It doesn't look obviously abandoned, but it is

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    This was taken of the pyramids at Tikal at sunset with a point and shoot film camera in 1998

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    Taken from a helicopter in 2010 of abandoned buildings covered with lava on Montserrat
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 994Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2015
    Cavalier wrote: »
    Fun subject (for those of us that haven't been abandoned eek7.gif). Here are mine.



    #3 The Shoe Tree on Highway 395 north of Reno, Nevada. Lots of abandonment here :D.

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    Great Colorful shot thumb.gifthumb. There is a tree similar to this on Hwy 26 near Mitchell Oregon. A sign at the bottom proclaims " bearing tree, no apples or peaches, just a few pairs"

    Phil
    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • SmarmySmarmy Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited August 21, 2015
    Abandoned Asylum
    First time posting.

    Image from Pennhurst Asylum.

    1. Forgotten toys
    Pennhurst Asylum, Spring City, PA, 1017, April 25, 2015.jpg

    Thank you
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,169Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 21, 2015
    Earache wrote: »
    I just love this one Joyce clap.gif
    I can see it hanging big in a Board Room somewhere!
    Thank you Eric. Interesting enough, the boat belonged to Joe Redington who was considered the father of the famous Iditarod sled dog race that is a yearly event up here. He use to boat between the Knick to Anchorage to get groceries and such. The tides would go in and out, but as times passed and glaciers disappeared, he was having to walk farther and farther from the doc. One day he docked aand just never used the boat again. There it still sets.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,169Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 21, 2015
    Smarmy wrote: »
    First time posting.

    Image from Pennhurst Asylum.

    1. Forgotten toys
    Pennhurst Asylum, Spring City, PA, 1017, April 25, 2015.jpg

    Thank you
    Welcome Smarmy, nice photo.
  • Gary752Gary752 Major grins Central PAPosts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2015
    Here are my 3 entries for this challenge.

    1. New life as a planter
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    2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
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    3. Old garage out in the country
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    GaryB
    GaryB
    “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”Ansel Adams
  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2015
    JAG wrote: »
    Welcome Smarmy, nice photo.

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    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,896Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2015
    roaddog52 wrote: »
    Great Colorful shot thumb.gifthumb. There is a tree similar to this on Hwy 26 near Mitchell Oregon. A sign at the bottom proclaims " bearing tree, no apples or peaches, just a few pairs"

    Phil
    Thanks Phil. Now I have to plan a trip to Oregon to see the "Pair" tree!
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 24, 2015
    The challenge is now closed. I'll try to have some results up either tonight or tomorrow during the day. thanks for the entries and best of luck to all.
    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
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