22 November 2010

Delaware Shore-Part II: Cold War

Frankly, these two images were a bit of an experiment for me.  While I do enjoy photographing the interaction of humans (and their structures) with nature and I'm drawn to decaying/distressed objects, this isn't really my usual subject matter.  I was drawn to the way the structure was decaying from weathering and being reclaimed by grasses and trees and the deeper meanings that could be construed/inferred about war.  Though I've played around with the selenium toning preset in Lightroom, I don't think I've actually published an image using it, but in this case it captured the cold, nostalgic, and melancholy tone that I wanted for these images.  I think it also heightens the sense of age and decay. 

What do you think of these?

More posts from Delaware to come.  Stay tuned...


  1. Eli,
    I actually like these. They are forlorn, yet beautiful in some way. But I am drawn to the photos of nature reclaiming human endeavors, so I may be biased toward images like this. I like the selenium toning as well. It heightens the lost feeling, although it is hard to tell since I don't know what the originals looked like lighting wise. Love ya!

  2. I think they are interesting. The first shot is my fave.