WPC: on the way

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 21 comments

oneMy husband and I are road warriors. We travel a lot by car. It’s certainly not because it’s a cheap way to travel any more, but once upon a time it was. Still, old habits die hard, and we like to just hop in the car and go. See where the road leads us. Have adventures. Why not?

I’m usually riding shotgun with a camera, and taking desperate shots of the scenery zipping past. By the time I can communicate my desire to pull over, the photo opportunity is long past. I’m okay with it. I just got a better camera, and every once in a while, I get a fairly decent shot at high speed. It’s rare, but it happens.

I took this picture in the Alabama countryside on theΒ way to a beach vacation in Florida. We travel this route all the time, and I am always taken by the weathered buildings, so often abandoned, but full of charm and history. I wish I knew the families who once lived there and used those buildings. Most are out building –barns and garages, but every so often there’s a farmhouse, and it begs to be recorded. To be remembered.



  1. This is a fantastic shot to have been caught from a moving car! It is interesting to imagine the stories behind old buildings like this one.

    • I’m pretty stunned by the clarity, too. I should say to all — I obviously didn’t post the DOZENS of blurry misses. And post production editing is magical, especially a good crop.

      I used a Canon EOS rebel, and I admit to have played with aperture and speed so much, including using the plain old automatic setting, that I don’t know how I got it.

  2. Great shot. Abandoned buildings always leave me with questions. πŸ™‚

  3. What a house! It blends very well with its surroundings. Great photo you have there, Maria!

    • Thank you!

  4. impressive shot from a moving car, I know exactly what you mean, especially on coastal roads or in the countryside by the time the car stops there is a tree in the way or the vista has vanished!
    beautiful old building sad to see them just left – although I am guessing from the grass around it that it is still being looked after?

    • It’s on the grounds of a big farmhouse. That picture was a blur.

  5. Loving the new look of your blog Maria…and what a great quote in your header! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much!!!

  6. Love this shot. I’m from Alabama–nice to see this image. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • Thanks to you too. I love the area around Dothan. We cut through there from Georgia.

  7. Lovely images, Maria. Part of what intrigues me about the first one is the juxtaposition of the old-timey building, with its heavy latch bar just waiting to be opened. I can almost see–and smell–inside, where slivers of light might shine through gaps in the slats.

    Then the fence running up the hill in the background of the second image. I want to follow it!

    • Beautiful! I think that’s why I love these old buildings!

  8. Great shot from a moving car!

    • thanks!

  9. Awesome capture πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Nice shot from a moving car. πŸ™‚

  11. I like that you can take photos at high speeds. Wow – and this one did come out! πŸ™‚ – I also remember when road trips were the cheap way to travel – my, my my has it changed – but still grateful for autos πŸ™‚

  12. These old buildings are strong in character which makes them ideal for photo ops. The rustic look is a large part of the charm.

  13. I love, love road trips. About to embark on my 5th cross country one. Fab pics

    • One of my favorite things to do. I hope you post lists of pictures!

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