Continuing my series of images from the abandoned Black Canyon Greyhound Park in Black Canyon City, Arizona:
After looking through all the images that I captured at the dog track, I have to say that UrbEx is not my favorite genre of photography. Even though it provides some of the best opportunities for HDR processing, the environment itself is depressing, dark, dirty and possibly toxic. Maybe that’s why my allergies are such a mess today.
But part of being a photographer is developing an “eye” to see beauty, or at least something interesting, where others see only the obvious. Take this shot of a chair, for instance.
On the surface, it’s a broken, torn, rotten piece of furniture lying on a bed of broken glass and chipped floor tiles.
But my “eye” was drawn to the way the color of the chair coordinated almost perfectly with the color of the broken glass. The pale greens have an almost soothing effect on the senses, helping soften the sharp points of the glass shards and the hard textures of the walls:
Can you see it? Can you see the beauty in the mayhem? Maybe I should go out looking for wildflowers this weekend–it might be time for a change of scenery.
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