The Forgotten

I had the privilege of helping out pal Mike Olbinski at his workshop, recap of the night here. The workshop was great and Mike did a good job of leading the group through some of the basics of HDR photography and post processing workflow.  I chimed in from time to time on workflow tips, but Mike was so thorough I mostly just sat there quietly and sipped on my Blue Moon.  At the midpoint of the workshop, we went on a mini photowalk to capture some working images. At the tail end, and as we were hustling back to the Day Twelve space for pizza and ice cold adult beverages, I came across this house. It sits in the Roosevelt Historic District in downtown Phoenix. It also happens to be right next door to Day Twelve.

Forgotten house in the Roosevelt Historic District

The Forgotten

Although I hear the house is home to a few dozen cats or so, everything else about it screams “forgotten”.  The sidewalk, the stairs, the porch with its rotten boards and even the rotting plywood covering what was once a beautiful entry all seem to be forgotten by their owner.  It’s somewhat sad this house, which I sure at one time was fantastic, is in such a state of disrepair.  I guess that’s what happens when you are part of “The Forgotten”.

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  1. Mike Olbinski March 3, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Nice man…I was wondering ho much of the fence you’d get in your shot and this is pretty nice.

    Thanks again for all your help!

  2. Scott Wood March 3, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Love the muted tones. I almost think I would like it with a little more of the chain link being visible to really drive home the forgotten theme of the shot.

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