One Man's Trash...

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© Mike Olbinski
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I've been holding onto this one for awhile...shot it back in August along with a few other sunsets I've posted since then. This was one of my favorite photos from the day and sometimes you just want to HOLD onto a photo and just wait for the right time to post it. I have no idea why this was the time, or exactly why I waited...but regardless, here it is.

This was just south of the I-10/SR 587 interchange...a road I had never been down before. I drove right on past this to grab the sunset, and on my way back I passed it again...and then I stopped, put the car in reverse and snapped some brackets.

It was actually spooky and kind of proves to me why I'd never be good at solo urban exploring. I'm too much of a chicken. Everything was so still and quiet here...and I wasn't sure if perhaps someone might be staring at me from inside those dark windows.

I'd love to go back here someday though, perhaps get a closer shot of that couch, because it was just awesome. I'm not saying this photo is an amazing bit of composition, but it definitely felt like someone placed the couch there specifically for me to photograph it.

15 responses

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    this. is. AWESOME.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    wow - this is so good - love!

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green said (11 Oct 2010):

    Ominous shot, definitely - and at first glance I thought that the graffitti and paint splashes on the left were actually a drawing of a Phoenix rising...

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    Very cool shot!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    You mean you didn't just go right up and sit a spell???? Awesome HDR, Mike!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    I love it Mike! It was waiting for you to come along. Excellent shot and I am glad you decided to share it.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    terrific shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    terrific shot!

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    Great sky and subject lighting....nice one, Mike.

  • Pam Peel

    Pam Peel said (13 Oct 2010):

    Well done. The whole shot is very fraught with emotion and I think the sky is what ties it together. I, too, thought I saw a phoenix in the thumbnail. Good job!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (23 Dec 2010):

    Brilliant and spectacular!

  • Stephen Botel

    Stephen Botel said (26 Jan 2011):

    Nice shot! What HDR software do you use?

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (13 Mar 2012):

    An excellent composition!Super shot!Love it!

  • David Delannoy

    David Delannoy gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    vous êtes très fort David

  • Nina Filip

    Nina Filip gave props (19 Apr 2014):


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