Just outside the suburban areas of San Jose you’ll find lots of farmland that provides several possibilities for shooting rustic images. One such opportunity, just at daybreak was a shack along the side of the road filled with all kinds of junk. There was some gang tagging on the walls and weeds growing up between all the clutter. All the windows were broken out and water damage was very apparent.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love images of gritty scenes. I’ve always been a fan abandoned places. This image, with the nasty mattress, cracked walls and trash contrasted with the soft, warm morning light, hills and trees has it all. I really like this one. It may even move to my favorites page next time I update it.
Today I did a brief photowalk along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. The primary goal was to complete today’s Daily Shoot assignment. I ended up taking more pictures. Many had challenges being framed nicely due to all the trash along the river. While the trash helped with the goal of the assignment today, it was tough because the birds down there are great subjects of photos. Here are a few of the shots from today.
Below are the shots for The Daily Shoot #ds62: “One man’s trash is another’s treasure. Make a photo of something discarded or abandoned today. (@lyzadanger)“
This last one, I considered posting as my assignment contribution, but I figured the one above was a stronger photo.