Tag Archives: Abandoned
I keep coming back to my images of the Dog Track in Black Canyon City. It was so fun shooting there and it was my first Urbex experience. The place has sense undergone some sort of renovation, whether it is with the owner’s consent or not I have no idea. The seats have since been ripped out and much of the glass has been cleaned up. It would be interesting to get back there at some point to see what it’s like.
Here’s a 9 bracket hdr shot I took from Phoenix Trotting Park back in April. We were fortunate not to be bothered the whole time we were there and I was able to get several great shots. This is another image I processed with Topaz Black & White Effects. I really like the results I have gotten so far with it and if you have tried it out yet, you might want to read my review.
Happy Hump Day!
I found this little Urbex hot spot off of highway 87 between Mesa and Fountain Hills. The three story building once belonged to a racetrack that happened to be there but there is nothing left of the track. Despite being three stories, the building was rather small and exploring it didn’t take too long. This is a photo of the second floor – I wasn’t too sure about the stability of the floor so I didn’t venture far inside.
After a lot of work, I am making some major updates and changes to my blog which will go live next Tuesday. It’s been a long process, but through a great deal of trial, error and persistance, I have finally begun to realize exactly what I love most about photography. I have spent the past two months brainstorming, making plans and setting goals which will help facilitate me to continue that which I love the most. I am very pleased to say that I have a clear purpose and direction both for my photography and for my blog and I am very excited to begin this next stage of my journey! I want to thank everyone who regularly comments, tweets & shares my posts. Your feedback & support has been very inspirational and motivating to me and I look forward to sharing more of my work with you.
The Importance of Patience
Todays image was taken at an abandoned building on highway 87 which I believe once belonged to a racetrack at one time. This image epitomizes the last two months for me. It is very much in my nature to have patience for other people in most circumstances but incredibly difficult for me to have for myself. Sometimes when we know exactly what we want we can end up like a horse who spots a body of water in the desert. It’s that kind of tunnel vison that can bring an early end to passion and vision. You have probably noticed this at one point in your photography; you get to an awesome location – the light is perfect, the mood is right, and the composition is right on. You take your shots and later you get home and look at your work only to find out that there was a better way to compose that image or perhaps there was something you missed.
It’s the passion for what we love that drives us, but it’s that self-same passion that can also be our downfall. It’s the runner that gives too much energy at the beginning of the race that loses the marathon at the end. If we all learn to apply patience & determination in conjunction with our passion and enthusiasm we will be unstoppable. Thanks for reading and please make sure to check out my blog on Tuesday!
Ok, I know that is probably the most lame title I’ve every come up with but o’well. It’s actually given me quite a good laugh as I’m writing up this post. I took this shot at the abandoned dog track in Black Canyon City. Be sure to check out more of my images from this site by clicking here.