Weekly Photo Challenge – Creepy
“Perhaps this is the beauty of love, it doesn’t knock. It just creeps in slowly and steadily.”
Last week during our visit to Colorado, although it was mostly quite beautiful, there were several examples of rather “creepy” sites. Chief among them were the many abandoned mines such as the one above that are literally falling down. Of course we photographers love to focus on decay, so I had no problem at all coming up with some shots in response to Michelle’s challenge this week. 😊 The bigger challenge, I must admit, was finding interesting quotes that worked with the theme.
“Today’s creepy is tomorrow’s necessity.”
My husband and I had a lovely hike along a river in Boulder which was beautifully accented by wildflowers everywhere. It also offered several examples of semi-creepy overgrown items like the pipe above and the abandoned building below.
“I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here?”
The use of black & white or sepia tends to add an element of creepiness or eeriness to many photos. Seeing a shed like the one above in broad daylight with lovely wildflowers is quite different from seeing it in the dark of night, or in a muted sepia. Are we not similar ourselves, in the way our moods can color our appearance to the world ?
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day.”
One might think the building above was creepy but in fact it was simply a storage space for a lovely apartment in the heart of Boulder. It would seem a bit out of place in a nice neighborhood but was actually hidden in a backyard and out of view of the pretty little residential street.
“Creep into thy narrow bed. Creep and let no more be said.”
Finally, there was some interesting industrial equipment that to me felt like it was more suited to monotone treatment. The wheel above and those below were part of an out-of-service dam that found their way to my lens.
“Love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.”
Last but not least, a shot of a rusty fence which in full color was lovely but in sepia has a much more austere appearance.
“Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.”
We’re off on a new adventure next week – this time to Scotland – so I may not be posting for a few weeks. But I’ll be watching from afar and look forward to sharing lots of new (and probably wet) scenery when I return.😊 If anyone has suggestions for “can’t miss” spots, please do let me know!
To see some other “creepy” entries, click here.