As one might expect from my blog, I spend much of my time photographing nature. On shooting trips, I avoid man-made subjects. This isn’t for for any sort of philosophical reason, it’s just not what I set out to capture.
That being said, one of my favorite subjects is urban decay. There’s something about the color, texture, and graphical nature of these scenes that I am drawn to. This is nothing new, urban decay has long been a popular subject among photographers.
This past Monday, I found myself strolling through Balboa Park with a newly acquired Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm lens, and a roll of Kodak’s new Portra 160 film. I wandered through the arched walkways, and manicured gardens until I found just the right subject.
A drained fountain caught my eye. I suppose it will be worked on in the coming days, but it reminds me of a wicked game of scrabble.