Thursday, July 19, 2007


The base of this old water tower stands defiantly in downtown Springfield. It is but a ghost of its former self. I do not know what purpose it served or who actually built it originally. Just like the thunderstorm behind it, its' time is limited. I encourage each of you no matter your passion in photography to capture the buildings around you. We are going through such a time of demolition and rebuilding that many times places like these will only survive in your files. Perhaps someday one of your files will be the inspiration for someone to answer those questions. What was this place and who was there? Get out an take pictures of old buildings before it is too late.

Take care and have a great Thursday.


Mark said...

You captured a cool cloud and a Silhouette of a forgotten building in one shot.

The cloud was the first thing I noticed, and I figured it was the main subject. Oops.

We drove through several old, forgotten downtowns on the way back from New Mexico, and I passed them all by in favor of making good time. Again, oops.

photowannabe said...

The cloud framing this shot makes it spectacular. I'm all for taking shots that remind us of times gone past.
I like your thoughts on the old water tower. makes me wonder too.

Anna said...

What a great cloud...I would be staring at that for hours Mike! :)

Salty Dawg said...

I totally agree, photographing people, places, and things is important as all are constantly changing. My wife and I have worked for a couple of years gathering photographs of our ancestors & their homes, cars, horses etc. It is amazing how much we and our surrounding change and sometime in only a few short years. Great post & image.

Twilight’s Last Gleam is a stunning capture!

Ps. I won’t invite you on my next adventure and perhaps our friends who accompanied us this time will have second thoughts ;)

Elaine said...

Nice shot--I like the silhouette. I wish I knew more of the history of Springfield, but I enjoy what I learn from these field trips and your blog.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Very cool clouds and nice light. Good capture, has an air of forboding about it.


Kekiinani said...

What a beautiful cloud with awesome light... It totally makes this shot interesting.. :) :)

JAM said...

I agree with what you said. I had some slides I took at a marine park in Galveston, TX one time. I found a site about this place on the internet and it turns out to have closed and been demolished. They were asking for photos, and I sent them mine and they posted them all, along with other's photos in a nice nostalgia site.