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What Is In Decadence So Appealing To You? - Infrared Finn Slough 7317e

Why do many photographers love abandoned places or objects of decadence?

 

It is not only these places or things showing good textures or tones. I think the reason is that they display the passage of time. And this is one of the great themes in photography.

 

We are all shooting a small slice of time (may be 1/2000 second or 20 seconds) in this big universe but we want to show the indefinite big scene as much as we can.

 

That is the dilemma and life long pursuit of eternity in the photographic art.

 

I have seen a prize winning B&W picture of Finn Slough in the B&W magazine. I believe Finn Slough do have the qualities for this great theme of decadence.

 

My infrared shot taken a few weeks ago in Finn Slough. A 20 seconds long exposure in broad daylight!

 

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Taken on April 22, 2011