This week I’ve been back home visiting family and doing a bit of storm chasing – the midwest U.S. has had some wild weather! I’ve been driving around back roads and seeing some history amongst the nature.
This week, the challenge is to….
Photograph Something Weathered
This is really a texture challenge, finding subjects that have aged into their beauty. It’s also about looking closely at how weather, in the form of rain, wind, cold affect the things around us – like the piano keys above.
This week, find subjects that have been left out in the open, exposed to the weather and show the slow passage of time. Sure, every building is exposed to the weather, but not all buildings show it – or might not have been exposed long enough to show signs of weathering.
I was photographing waterfalls a few weeks ago, we even had a challenge about falling water, and saw a lot of evidence of erosion – water weathering patterns into rock.
Weathered can mean faded decay, but that doesn’t necessarily mean plain and colorless. After I got back from Cornwall where I saw this sign, I made a few for my garden. They’ve weathered nicely.
I like to photograph a bit of abandonment and often come across evidence of weathering – the nature, in the form of the weather, taking back what humans have built.
And with my storm chasing pursuits this week, I can give you both weather and weathered.