After the obvious subsides that they are all junk and in various stages of destruction , the junk yard starts to reveal many photographic possibilities. The main elements at work here are the original color of the part, or whatever is left of it, the forces of nature, and the passage of time. So, most of the photographs in this collection are titled “Color, nature, time” with the exception of a couple where I was experimenting with the effect of motion, my moving the camera during the relatively long exposure. They have the added element of motion.
Photographing these patterns, created more or less randomly by similarly randomly occurring forces, can occupy one for a long time. There is so much to show, so much to choose from one feels like a kid in a candy shop. In the end, photography is about selections and choices and we all make our choices and take the pictures. As you will notice, several sets of photographs are from the same junk pile with different framing for different results. And in one group you will see a couple of photographs that are blurred, on purpose of course. I started by moving the camera from side to side on a rhythm and at some random point I tripped the shutter while maintaining the movement tempo. By the way, all the photographs in the junk yard series are hand-held exposures, no tripod.
Here are the photographs in the “Color, nature, time” series.