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Monday, September 7, 2009

magic



there is a special magic that abandoned objects have - a beauty and grace. as they sit there beckoning us to explore further. i wonder, how did this end up here - forgetfulness, tragedy, what happened?

in some cases - they were found to be no longer useful. but i think they were wrong - they inspire daydreams, curiosity, painters, photographers, adventure.

23 comments:

  1. do they ever inspire photographers :)
    what a beautiful capture of "magic"

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  2. one of my very favorite words...it is cool seeing a seat thru the window

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  3. Wonderful picture. It seems that abandoned objects call out to be found and appreciated once more. Maybe it's the power of rust and the earth's magnetism working together to steer creative types their way. Glad you found it.

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  4. loving the whole abandoned series ... the colour, the feel, the variety! wonderful images by wonderful photographers.

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  5. It is truly magic, yes?

    (((hugs)))!

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  6. Love the photo, there is some magic in finding old items, truly inspiring. Take care.

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  7. Really magic, indeed! What great rusty, rustic colors...

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  8. Oh wow! I love this photo completely! Where did you find this, and what, exactly, is it? It draws you right in and you just want to make up a story about it, even though you know that you could never top the REAL story...

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  9. I agree with the inspiration thought.....I love abandonment and it inspires me and my camera.

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  10. this is a railroad car at the railroad museum - but the place always has a sense of abandonment to me as the cars are rusted and in some cases burnt out. but i wonder about the people that rode in the car, where were they going, what were their dreams?

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  11. Rust-streaked magic....did they give up in their belief in it? Great picture, Char!

    Is there a history behind that particular railroad line?

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  12. Fantastic crop and focus on the details. Love this, Char!

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  13. Just perfect to find and highlight that one work..."Magic"...Your photos are magic Char!

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  14. That is one lucky railroad car! Rather fetching photgraph, Char. Love this blog you've created.

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  15. Beautiful shot Char. I love that the word magic is written on the car...lost and abandoned magic...that's just so sad.

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  16. I do love this one and all the others in your blog post you took...for someone who was fearful they may not find a shot that day!!! Trust in your brilliance dear lady...you have the eye!

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  17. Wonderful pic Char! I know this train museum well, last time we were there I came across an abandoned bible opened up just waiting to be read!

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