Archive for the ‘Abandoned’ Category

Following are some images from a semi-restored stamp mill, high in a mountain basin not far from my home. The hopes of striking it rich with gold and silver drew many west and as a result, Colorado’s mountains are ‘rich’ with mining history. Several nearby towns had larger populations back then, than today. Many others […]


Friends and followers of this blog know I can’t go too long without posting images of old structures … shacks, cabins, barns and other mining and agriculture buildings. I just can’t resist these weathered characters! They seem to fit in with the land much more appropriately than new buildings while stirring the imagination of days […]


Side-tracked with autumn images I had forgotten some of these, just waiting in the wings. Once I process images I like to gather them into sets and post them here on my photo blog. It’s one of the ways I archive my work. I can look back and see what I’ve done. Just some of […]


Barns & Buttes

13Oct19

I’m still going through images from a June road trip to South Dakota and Wyoming. The goal was photography and it surely provided a lot of material for this blog! If you scroll down (after clicking on Denise Bush’s Photo Blog above) you’ll see some of the other posts. Amazing scenery kept my camera busy, […]


Finding a piece of history along the way is always a thrill for me. A ghost town with tales of hard times and murder was no exception. Fascinated, I went into over-drive … exploring, composing and shooting. Vehicles left behind and posed among the June grass, grabbed a lot of my attention. Here are some, […]


Two Visits

15Aug19

A town that once was called for two visits … one afternoon and one morning. I was drawn to a little weathered house sitting below some beautiful rolling hills, so I photographed it in changing light and from different angles. There were fences and ‘no trespassing’ signs that I did not want to violate so […]


Passing By Time

01Jul19

On a recent trip to Wyoming & South Dakota my friend and I found many old, weathered buildings and rusty relics. We even had the opportunity to explore some real ghost towns. Loving this subject matter, we couldn’t let these opportunities pass us by. We had to stop and photograph them! The following are subjects […]


Ins & Outs

06Dec18

I continue to be drawn to, and fascinated by windows and doors as a photo subject. I find them equally interesting whether I am looking from the outside, or looking from within. I have posted many on this blog and my collection has grown after finding and shooting them for many years! I decided to […]


It has been a while since I’ve posted the weathered little structures found along the way. I’ve been all wrapped up in shooting and then processing my fall foliage images! This set shows several photos that document the finds and record their existence. They’ve been patiently waiting to be shared. Evoking all kinds of questions I […]


It’s happening all across America … cabins, shacks, barns and evidence of our heritage are disappearing! Made from natural materials they are returning to their beginnings, to end their stories in this world. I’ve learned to capture their existence when I see them. They may be gone before I’m there again. When I look around […]