Memory eludes me as to what year this was taken with the Ebony RW45 and Ilford HP5 Plus Sheet Film. I do remember it was on the East side of Gards Prairie Rd. and not long after I shot quite a number of exposures here, a bunch of NO TRESPASSING signs appeared. Probably just a coincidence, but it ended my work there. A belief shared by the esteemed David Plowden is, don't wait to capture an image of something that moves you, as it may fall prey to the wrecking ball or other malady when you return. So many of my photographic destinations that have man made objects (buildings, old autos, boats, houses, barns, you name it) have vaporized. This exposure very much reminds me of something that would have appealed to Fred Picker, an early mentor and founder of Zone VI Studios (since deceased from Kidney Disease and refusing dialysis).
I need to water the potted plants, pack up, go to the post office to stop the mail, hit the ATM, and then begin the brief but needed road trip. Benny has seen me packing the camera shit and that is always a cue for him to get a tad antsy in anticipation. I am not going to start or proceed in any hurry whatsoever, as this trip is intended to defragment and stay mindful.
As always,,,,well, I guess I don't even have to say it anymore,...
"Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it."