On a recent overnight road trip, Brent and I discovered some fascinating relics. I enjoyed exploring to find and shoot them! Each one has its own imagined story, since there is little to no information about why the inhabitants vanished. I hope you enjoy seeing my latest captures below. These relics may not be around much longer!
And speaking of relics, it’s come to my attention that the theme used for this blog is no longer supported and needs updating to a ‘responsive’ theme (template). I will be studying the best way to do this and am hoping there won’t be too many kinks. I am concerned images uploaded before August 2021 may not look acceptable as they were sized very small. I’ve been sharing my images and thoughts about photography since 2009 and this theme has served me well. Blogging is a wonderful way to archive work and including this entry I’ve posted 452 times. Most often posts display several photos following a topic of my choosing, and I’ve posted 3,121 images to date. Thanks very much for following along … and please stay tuned!
UPDATE: I pulled the switch and this is my new theme. I chose something similar and think it worked out well, and without any apparent glitches … yay!
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52 thoughts on “Road Trip Relics”
Denise, these are heart touching photos. In my travels to landscape photography destinations, I’m always looking for such abandoned places to photograph. One can’t help but wonder about the lives of those that lived in those old houses, conducted business in abandoned commercial sites, worshiped in abandoned churches, housed animals or stored hay in abandoned barns or grain in old silos.
Thank you Ken. These buildings always speak to me and I loved photographing them!
Happy 3000+ images. Think how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months went into all that work. I do hope changing to a different Word Press theme won’t prove traumatic.
Thanks Steve … I hope so too!
Love all these relic images. “Relics Below” is my favorite. I wish we could go back in time and see these buildings new! The diamond pattern is very interesting, and I’d love to see it in its original state.
Hi there! Yes … that would be fun! ‘Diamond Siding’ is unique … the diamonds and color!
….”and it makes me wonder” (Led Zeppelin)
Hi Hans! Sure does make one wonder!
These shots are fantastic. Great landscapes with human relics in the foreground. Excellent!
Thanks rabirius! I love this subject matter and have a gallery dedicated to ‘Remnants & Remains’ on my store site.
Well, it is a fascinating topic and I’m sure there still is a lot to explore.
Wonderful images, Denise. They’re thought-provoking.
Hi Jane … one of my top favorite subjects for that reason … thanks!
Nice finds, Denise! The stories they could tell, eh? My fav is the last– swirling clouds, golden fields and wheels.
Good luck with the conversion… I don’t know what I’ll have to do one day if they require the same of me, ugh.
Hi Eliza! Thanks for the visit and comment. It started raining at the ‘Windmill & Wheels’ spot … I could have stayed a bit longer … there were many compositions!
Love them all!
Thanks Bonnie … so nice to see you … even if only on Zoom! 🙂
Amazing you captured all these scenes in just one overnight trip. Thank you for sharing. These are wonderful.
I know … it was a blast. I would have gone back to some the next morning but I knew Brent wasn’t into it! Thanks … XO!
Fantastic! “Relics Below” is my favorite! I guess your theme is now considered a relic. It is full of treasures. Hope the move to your new home is as uneventful as possible.
Thanks so much Carlos! I hope so too. Thanks for letting me know your favorite.
I love them all especially the one with the station wagon. Thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you for visiting. That station wagon was sitting on top of a foundation, serving as a roof … reason for the title, ‘Storage Solutions’. 🙂
Well, it’s fantastic and so are all the others! Have a great Sunday!
Another wonderful set of images, Denise. My favorite is “Storage Solutions” because it brings back memories of when I grew up in the 50’s. That old Dodge station wagon was such a nice looking car then. Now to see it left to the elements along with the building seems sad and out of place with its prairie surrounding. Photographically, “Relics Below” is my favorite because of the layers in the image.
Thanks Ken! You know I always appreciate hearing your thoughts. ‘Relics Below’ seems to have the most favorites. 🙂
Fantastic… the stats of how many posts and pics..KUDOS!!!
Mt favs are… Relics Below and Windmill Wheels. Thanks for judging and was just great to see and hear you again. Be well and keep posting.
Nice to see you and hear from you! Appreciate the visit and nice comment, as well as knowing your favorites. I’m hoping to visit in person next spring. Take care Mike! 🙂
Wonderful photos. I especially like the one with the mountains in the background.
Thank you … that one seems to be People’s Choice!
You found some fantastic relics and had some cool skies too. The feeling of the “west” is definitely there for me in all these images.
I hope you find a theme that works for you and the migration is seamless. It’s such a pain to have to change after years of having a theme you like.
Thanks very much Deborah! Didn’t you change themes some time ago? How did it go … problems … no problems?
I did for the same reason WP no longer supported my old theme. The transition was pretty smooth. The hardest part was learning how to use the block editor.
What a wonderful collection! Probably unsurprisingly, my favorite is Relics Below thanks to the depth added by the mountains in the background.
Thanks very much Diana!
Nice set of relics. Sometimes I feel like one, so I can relate.
I just recently changed my theme as the old one wasn’t behaving consistently. It was a bit challenging as the preview process only worked with a couple of the basic themes, although I could update, look, and change back again with any of them. (But not back to my original theme, it wasn’t available anymore.) Some of the themes didn’t convert well, others were ok. As I’m still using the free interface there were fewer themes to choose from. I ultimately found something somewhat similar to the old one that worked. I didn’t have to change any content, apart from finding a new banner.
Good luck with finding your new look.
Thanks Dave. Are you still able to use the Classic editor? I have a choice between classic and block now.
Not sure. I bit the bullet and started using the block editor a while back. Figured I was going to have to sooner or later. Remind me, how do you get to the classic editor?
I sent an email to you with how you do this screen caps. Thanks!
I’ve replied. Short answer, yes, but you have to get the views right. Not sure if it’ll work with all the themes.
Thank you! I had fun shooting them.
Still can’t get WordPress to accept my comments.
Why can I see this then??? 😃
This was in there too! Thank you!
Glad it really did go somewhere! 😉
These are almost haunting… what happened to the people that lived there… why did they leave their home? The way you capture them are so beautiful. Thank you!
Thank you … I do find them haunting. I have searched and do not know why they are abandoned. Hard times, age, death, better opportunity, too outdated, too remote???
Stunning shots, Denise, I love your ‘old relics’ captures, you have a beautiful eye for them!! 🙂
That comment did go into my spam folder … can’t imagine why? Then I had to approve it. I think we will be good now. Could you comment on another post and we’ll see if resolved? And thank you very much!
I just left you another comment on Sneffles. 🙂