Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thematic Photgraphy #16 - Returning to Nature

Part of the crumbling Mary Murphy Mine near St. Elmo, Colorado. Abandoned mines are all over the state of Colorado, while picturesque they need to be treated with care as tunnels can collapse and those shafts can be deep.

These mines are slowly returning to nature in the cold heights of the Rocky Mountains.


DrillerAA said...

Black and white is soooooo appropriate for this photo. It really ads to the mood of the shot.
Very nicely done.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Mike

This kind of reminds me of all the old barns that are just collapsing around her one by one. With the heavy snow we had that one time last winter, a lot of the old roofs just collapsed under the weight of the snow.

Your photo here makes me want to get off my butt and go seek some of those old landmarks before they are torn down completely

Hope you are well, and thanks for your visits.

photowannabe said...

Nice one Mike. I agree that b&w is perfect for the subject matter. I love exploring places like this.

Gord H. said...

Like lori s., the photo reminds me of old barns that dot the countryside outside of London, Ont.

as a scavenger of old lumber I'm drawn to your photo for a few reasons. the old can become new if we can catch it before it hits the ground.

your banner photo is a show stopper. ir you have a show, i'll stop by!


gord h.

Heidi said...

This is a great black and white photo... and neat idea on the theme!

Wolf Lover Girl said...

I LOVE to check out all the old mines in Colorado. I haven't been to one in years. And yes being careful about them falling but also about what you might find IN them. We walked in on a porcupine (sp) in one old house up in the mountains. We slowly backed right back out. :-)

I agree the Black and White is perfect!

~ Wolf Lover Girl

Larry & Carol said...

Looks good little brother.