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54/365 Primes More Rain/Decay


Rain rain go away come again...Sigh.  It is spring! Lots of rain, lots of grey skies, lots of flowers and green things coming!

I drove all over and the rain just did not let up so I just embraced it.  I found a couple of abandoned buildings and I find a lot of beauty in decay. The three shots today are 1. An old indoor soccer field (I think), 2. An unkempt flowering tree with an equally unkemp building. 3. A middle income neighborhood and canal.  All with foreboding skies.

Set up and images

Camera: Pentax K1

Lens: SMC Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited

ISO 400  31mm  f/4.0  1/1250th Hand held.

I drive by this rusty building at 70 mph quite often but I've never really thought about it. My son played soccer for years but we somehow never ended up playing or practicing here.

ISO 400  31mm  f/4.0  1/500th

I liked this long neglected tree growing as it wants next to this abandoned building. 3 teens got out of the car in the photo and walked around for a bit the got back in and slowly drove to the other side and got out again.  They found a way to get in and I heard some banging around before I left.

ISO 200  31mm  f/4.0  1/400th Resting on a concrete retainer.

This is next to another road I drive by often but the road is higher than the neighborhood and there is a concrete barrier there so one does not see much.  In Utah we have these irrigation canals that bring water to farmers.  It is an old system and even though most of the area is urban now, the system still is in demand, but I don't know who uses it.


I'm not sure what to say.  I like the images. They tell parts of the story of my community. the 31mm Limited did pretty well at f/4.0. It was a dark day so I'm glad I did not have to raise my ISO even though the Pentax K1 does very well at higher ISOs.