Sagging Front Door

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Stony Creek Ruins Front Door Detail Monochrome
Stony Creek Ruins Front Door Detail Monochrome

This detail, from the house I posted a few weeks ago, shows signs of significant structural damage and decay. In my view, this is what makes the composition so interesting.

Stay cool and safe!

C. S.

Abandoned Backyard Greenhouse

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Backyard Greenhouse
Abandoned Backyard Greenhouse

Behinds the ruins of an abandoned home, I found this cool, decrepit old greenhouse. The poison ivy prevented me from getting any closer!

Cheers,

C. S.

Ruins at Stony Creek

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Stony Creek Ruins
Stony Creek Ruins

A turkey vulture stands guard atop an abandoned and decaying old house on a cross road in Stony Creek, located in rural Caswell County, North Carolina.

Cheers,

C. S.

Rustic Old Barn Abstract

Photography
Grassy Creek Abandoned Barn 2 Composition 2
Grassy Creek Abandoned Barn 2 Composition 2

Another old barn photo? Yes! I will always stop to photograph an interesting, rustic old barn. Soon they will all be gone. Until then, I’ll continue to capture their weathered wood, patina metal surfaces, and rustic architectural features. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned Home

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Porch and House on Gumtree Rd
Abandoned Porch and House on Gumtree Rd

Abandonment is what first drew me back to photography. While I enjoy exploring many genres, my eye is always drawn to the ironic beauty found in decay and neglect.  See my “This Ole House” gallery for more examples of my work exploring abandoned homes.

Cheers,

C. S.

Industrial Urban Exploring

Photography
Abandoned Mineral Processing Control Panel
Abandoned Mineral Processing Control Panel

Found an abandoned mineral processing plan on Hwy 421 in Johnson Country Tennessee. This control panel had a lot of cool textures, shapes and tonality. A nice urbex find.

Cheers,

C. S.

Impermanence

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned House on Moore Rd
Abandoned House on Moore Rd

While I love the weathered textures, rust and other features of decay, photographing an abandoned old house can bring mixed feelings.  There are melancholy thoughts of needless decline.  Why was this home neglected and forgotten?  But there is also an appreciation of the effort and sacrifice spent in building the home.  Lives were lived here, perhaps a family’s, it was their home.

There is peace found in the acceptance of impermanence as part of the cycle of life. There is after all, beauty in decay.

Reclamation

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1

The overgrown vegetation and patina on metal are both evidence of Mother Nature’s slow but persistent reclamation of the natural and man-made world.  Our sense of order is often at odds with Hers. Will we regain our lost ability to live harmoniously before it’s too late?