A chair at the dog track

A chair at the black canyon dog track

(Click to see the photo larger, almost like you’re sitting in that chair)

I don’t know when the last time was that I posted an image from the dog track visit we did in the final week of December, but believe it or not, I still have a few shots left to show eventually! If you’ve missed any of the series or would like to look back, click here for the “dog track” tag.

This chair of course was just sitting there waiting to be photographed. I’m sure at some point it was moved out to this spot to either be sat on or to be a prop for someone else’s photography. I think it’s way interesting at a place like this to wonder a bit about why things are where they are. One of my buddies with me on this trip kept pointing out objects that were different from the time he was there before. In fact, a giant ticket booth was sitting in the middle of the main building, definitely a new thing. Who dragged that booth into here? The owner looking to dump stuff? A photographer wanting something interesting for a backdrop?

Anyways, I”ll always remember back fondly on the three hours or so we were here. A great experience.

Tonight a bunch of us are descending upon Tempe for a little photowalking action, so I’m looking forward to that! Haven’t been down there for awhile and while the forecast calls for the opposite, I’m praying for clouds over the lake to help us with some great sunset photos. If you are interested in going, let me know!

Have a nice weekend!

(exif: canon rebel xsi, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, iso 100, f/5)


  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    Simple and effective composition. The light/shadows are really great.

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    I’d be afraid that chair would fall apart, or give me splinters if I sat in it. Nice find and I’m like the treatment you applied. Have a great time on your photowalk tonight, and hopefully you will be blessed with some clouds. After all, weather people are wrong sometimes right 😉

  • http://axphotography.wordpress.com/ Scott Ackerman

    Really dig the dark processing of this one. Well done and best of luck on the walk tonight.

  • http://hdrexposedphotography.com Dave DiCello

    Enjoy the photowalk man, can’t wait to see the shots!

    Great work here, I love the minimalism, awesome details too

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    I like the tone cast you put on this Mike. Looks good.
    See you this evening in Tempe.

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Dig it! Nice work Mike!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hansrico/ Hans

    The composition on this photo is fantasic, especially how you have done the shadow work highlighting the chair.

  • http://theperfectsunset.net Jason Hines

    Hehe. Great shot Mike, I like the processing. I got a shot of the same exact chair from a different angle. I’ll have to post it sometime. See you tonight man, looking forward to it!

  • http://www.curtfleenor.com Curt Fleenor

    Great image Mike – really like that harsh lighting! Makes for a very stark and bold image!

  • http://www.doephotog.com A.Barlow

    Have lots of fun man and bring back some killer shots for us!

    and BTW, that chair IS perfect for some photography. Nice job.

  • http://chrisdmrf.wordpress.com/ Chrisdmrf

    One of the best parts of Urbex is the things you find. This chair epitomises that for me, love it and love the processing

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com Chris DeAngelis

    Love the tones in this shot. Hope you enjoyed the photowalk last night!

  • http://www.markblundellphoto.com Mark Blundell

    super shot – we all like a bit of a chair!

  • http://catchthejiffy.com Adam Allegro

    Such a depressing, yet beautiful feel. Great shot. These are my favorite types of pictures to capture!