Collin J Örthner – Photographer

November 8, 2013

Galvanized Texture

Filed under: Abstract, Agriculture, E-M5, Hand of Man, Industrial, m4/3, Panasonic PZ 45-175mm, Vehicles — collin j örthner @ 7:26 pm

I was afforded the opportunity to wander around a small deserted town when my uncle invited me to spend the day with him photographing what is left of the town of Bulwark, Alberta. We arrived a bit before the sun rose and spent a few hours capturing many many images. I had left my two tripods in my own vehicle the night before and it didn’t dawn on me a 6am to retrieve them, so I started out using my Olympus E-M5 as it has a fantastic image stabilizer built in which would accommodate my movements in the dim light of the morning. A few old buildings and wrecked cars are scattered about along with a lot of hidden debris under the grass. I had to be very careful when wandering about so as not to step on anything that might cause injury. There were also a few open wells and basements I certainly wouldn’t wanted to have ended up in! I made some overall images of some buildings and the vehicles, but it was the textures up close that really grabbed my attention. This first image was made of the galvanized metal skin of an old threshing machine.




[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic PZ 45-175mm]




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