The Dregs

These photographs are the last of the batch, and represent the stuff on the inside of the abandoned building.  Nothing special here… just some of the junk that was left behind in the old building (and which seems a bit overexposed, now that I see it on WP).


23 responses

  1. Great realism!

    February 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  2. It’s interesting. I love these photographs and I love abandoned buildings. These photographs are telling interesting stories.

    Great shots!

    February 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    • Thanks so much, Kaya. I do think there are stories in these old things and abandoned places, even if we have to imagine what they are (that’s the fun of it!). I really appreciate your stopping by! I’m really enjoying your blog.

      February 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  3. Great tones.
    This looks very messy, but it’s a beautiful mess.

    Nicely captured Melanie!

    February 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    • Thanks, Pablo. It really was a mess in there. I’m glad you find it beautiful! I certainly found it fascinating.

      February 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  4. All nice shots but the oil drum is cool as is the cog and spring (?)….great series of shots over the last few days Melanie…good on you for trespassing

    February 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    • Thanks, Steve. I’m really grateful for your encouragement. It means a lot!

      February 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      • Pleasure is all mine….your images are inspiring

        February 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  5. Steve Barnes

    Good stuff once again! Lots of interesting details for the eye to travel across!
    I bet you’re keeping your eye open for more of these abandoned buildings! 🙂 Regards, Steve

    February 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    • I’ve already spotted a few from the highway that I drive to work, actually. I just have to figure out how to get to them. 🙂 Thanks so much for your encouragement!

      February 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  6. Interesting photos. Details are wonderful. 🙂

    February 28, 2012 at 1:16 am

  7. Nice compositions and light.They are very interesting images.

    February 28, 2012 at 1:38 am

    • Thank you, Karen. I’m really grateful for your feedback. I was completely taken by your photographs of the snow today and your breathtaking interpretation of “order.”

      February 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

  8. George Weaver

    Your eye for detail. I love the close-ups of the stuff you find. You need snake boots if you’re going to continue these adventures!! 🙂

    March 2, 2012 at 7:52 am

    • I haven’t run in to any snakes yet, but I have lots of adventures planned so the boots are probably a good idea: wait until you see the new abandoned building I across yesterday. 🙂

      March 3, 2012 at 1:28 am

      • George Weaver

        As much as I love these old buildings, I worry that you are going to fall through a floor and end up trapped with a ravenous rat or worse, a SPIDER. Seriously, you need snake boots.

        March 3, 2012 at 2:28 am

        • Well, when you put it that way, you’re very convincing. I hadn’t really even thought of those things! Yikes! Well, I just took a look online for snake boots, and found this fun description for Chippewa boots in

          “Women’s Chippewa 15 Pull – on Snake Boots to guard against ferocious bites. Sssssst… is one of the top ten most dreaded sounds you can hear. It’s right up there with the sound of a police siren behind you as you’re going 80 mph down the highway. And unless you keep anti-venom medicine in your pack, you’re pretty much up shoot creek after a personal encounter with a venomous bad boy. You can take your worries down a notch when you’ve got these slither tamers strapped to your dawgs. A snake’s bark is worse than its bite when it tries to chomp through the inedible outer. And, they might just have to see the dentist after that bad mistake. Fang protection: Combo Oro leather / Viper Cloth Cordura nylon uppers, totally impenetrable…”

          This sounds like exactly what I need, doesn’t it? 🙂

          March 3, 2012 at 3:42 am

          • George Weaver

            If you didn’t need them before. After reading that description, you’re desperate for ’em now! That’s the Texas hunting man’s version of J. Peterman catalogue if I ever heard it! Ha Ha.. Order ’em! 😉

            March 3, 2012 at 4:55 am

  9. So evocative! Lovely composition.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  10. elmediat

    Great sequence. 🙂

    September 10, 2017 at 11:21 am

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