The Decline

26 responses

  1. Ashes to ashes….rust to rust!


    June 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

  2. I like the tone of this photo. 🙂

    June 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

  3. myfullresearch

    Oh, you old fridge of my first ice-creams !

    June 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

  4. myfullresearch

    Oh God ! Is it a car ?

    June 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

    • Yes, it’s an old car. 🙂

      June 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

      • myfullresearch

        Some old types of Westinghouse fridges had the BUTTON for opening them !

        June 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        • Yes, I know which ones you’re talking about–those old fridges had a wonderful style. 🙂

          June 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  5. Love the grunge.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  6. I’ve just talking with old member of our Alpine Club, how we are getting old 😀
    Nothing stays permanent. The iron from this old car might be recycled to make
    yet another red blood cell of somebody in future. Perpetual cycle of Reincarnation.
    ( Though, the Red blood cell may not remember “Once I was a big car” 😀 😀 )

    June 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    • Lovely reply, yoshizen. I like that thought about the iron from this car being recycled.

      This car, for me, is symbolic of the decline I am witnessing in my country.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  7. The colour in this is just wonderful. Lovely shot!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    • Thanks so much, Richard. This car has been rotting in an alley in my town for years. Although I did some post-processing, that color captures what the car actually looks like.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  8. Love this shot and how you processed it. 🙂

    June 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  9. I’m not really sure what is it, I guess it’s a car, right?
    Nice photo with a great tone Melanie, I also like the texture.
    Very nice composition!

    June 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

    • Yes, it’s definitely a car, and one that I’ve been amazed to see in the same spot in an alley over the course of the last many years. I’ve wondered when it will be towed. I’m glad you like the shot, Pablo. As always, I’m grateful for your feedback.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  10. what a visual metaphor…excellent!

    June 12, 2012 at 3:29 am

  11. Gorgeous colours…graceful decline of a once loved motor

    June 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  12. That’s a really cool shot!

    June 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    • Thanks so much. I appreciate the feedback. This was a different kind of shot for me.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  13. I like your eye for things. I can see your style no matter what you shoot. Nice.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:19 am

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