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

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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

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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?

Looking Into the Abandoned

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Sagging Abandoned House 1
Sagging Abandoned House 1

Look through the windows into this sagging old abandoned house and imagine the lives once lived here and why this home was ultimately abandoned. For the best view into this home, click to see a high resolution version.

Abandoned Barn

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Abandoned barn in Grassy Creek, North Carolina in Ashe County near the border with Virginia

This abandoned old barn was another find from my Old Hwy 16 excursion while visiting Ashe County, North Carolina last month. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Camp North End Architectural Abstract

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Camp North End Keswick Roof Structure Abstract 3
Camp North End Keswick Roof Structure Abstract 3

Camp North End is a massive adaptive reuse project on a 76-acre industrial site north of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. There were numerous old warehouse structures offering photographers a rich array of compositional opportunities.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gutted Building

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

This abandoned building in downtown Albermale, North Carolina has apparently been gutted to renovation. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.