Rusted, covered in moss and lichen, what’s left of a garden seat found in the backyard …

Was homeward bound this particular day when, a house I pass by on a semi regular occurence, for some reason ‘suddenly’ caught my eye! Did a double take, and quickly (safely!) pulled over to park the car …
It was derelict, abandoned, and had a big real estate agent’s board up, offering the land for sale – sadly, now beyond repair, the once grand house will be bulldozed … it was beckoning to be photographed – how could one resist!
Given where this house is situated, on Brighton’s “Golden Mile”, the land will be worth squillions!

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light (very flat Winter’s afternoon)
Straight from camera, no post-ed

Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Awesome work, well done!

  • Thank you very much Denis :-)
    Difficult actually to capture well, because of a big waste bin (at the far end of the seat) which I couldn’t remove :-(

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • james smith
    james smithabout 4 years ago

    I really like this Ell, your tones bring out the mottled texture of lichen against the the linear grain of the wood very well. :)

  • Thank you James :-) … this seat was ‘hard work’ though ;-)
    Have a ‘landscape’ view, but because I couldn’t get to the ‘waste-bin’ end of the seat, that image just looked like long lengths of rotting wood in the flat light, so hence this more ‘cropped’ image choice

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 4 years ago

    Love the way the vines are caressing this wonderful old bench Ell – looks good in portrait to me!

  • I did too, thanks Georgie :-)
    This yard was fabulously overgrown and unkempt, loaded with image possibilities … doubt a gardener would have the same enthusiasm or viewpoint though ;-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much Scott :-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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