Back in February I posted a piece on an old house down near Salt Point and it’s “Aging in Place.” I wanted to return there ever since I set foot in it, especially after some comments I got from my old friend Bob. And while I’m sure I’ll go back a few more times, I wanted to post this image of a subject I shot last time. There is something captivating about how this old decrepit jacket was just left hanging there on a nail, like it had been there since the place was abandoned decades ago. It’s as if the whole place just decayed around it, and while it still hangs there, the jacket’s fabric has all but fallen apart. Bob suggested that I might even try a mixed grey scale and color image to bring out the texture and visual quality of the jacket. This final image appeals to me as it caught what I felt when I first saw this scene.
I shot this image in natural light in a fairly confined space. My 24-70mm wide angle (at 26 mm) lens was a perfect lens to capture this scene considering the small room in which I was shooting. A good part of the floor was missing and there was considerable debris to work around. A tripod was a must.
So I hope you enjoyed this little trip back in time. Make up your own story, as none was supplied along with the jacket hanging on the nail. I hope my image helps you imagine one.
Equipment: Nikon D3s; Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 lens and tripod.