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Tim May | all galleries >> California's Diversity:: a collection of galleries >> GALLERY:: Pondosa, California - Lost in the Wilderness:: September, 2008 > Through the Trees
Pondosa, California - September, 2008
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Through the Trees
Pondosa, California - September, 2008

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Iris Maybloom (irislm)20-Mar-2010 06:27
The dark background, the shadows and the eerie light on the building express a sense of foreboding. The "no trespassing" sign heightens this sense by admonishing us to stay away.
This image gives me a creepy feeling. It might even make me obey the sign.........maybe!!
Carol E Sandgren17-Mar-2010 20:15
The dark foreground gives this a sense of isolation, and the lit up sign and window make me feel as if I have just happened upon a treasure to explore, albeit forbidden. Did you peek inside to see what was in there??
Phil Douglis15-Mar-2010 18:44
This is a wonderfully expressive wreck of a building -- you make it so by refining your exposure and creating a mood of abandonment. Pondosa offered us both wonderful subject matter. The place was falling down all around us. My own favorite memory of Pondosa was a crumbling barn, shot very much in the same spirit as your own image: