I’ve enjoyed some productive weekends recently including a trip to this abandoned motel. It’s not something I do on a regular basis, so it is quite an adventure for me as I walk gingerly over loose floor boards and peer through broken windows into overturned rooms.
I spent a lot of time just looking at objects – discarded books, piles of clothes, torn mattresses and areas where tangled vines had crept through open windows to reclaim some territory. There’s a lot of life there, even if the original purpose for this motel was abandoned long ago. We didn’t encounter any residents while we walked through with our cameras, but there was definitely one room which looked lived in.
In the middle of the motel was a courtyard filled with trees and broken furniture. The sun was shining over a roof and into this courtyard towards an overturned chair so I was hoping to catch some rays shining through the ornate back rest with my pinhole. I placed the camera on a pile of leaves and let it rip. I also loved the graffiti and texture of frost on the leaves so I moved a box over and use it to balance my pinhole camera. Shooting low really captured more than I remembered from this place.
Have you been on some new adventures with your camera during this winter season? Good luck and happy shooting! Mahalo.