“I work in color sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.” – Mary Ellen Mark
Last year I started riding my bicycle around town. I used to go to the gym a couple of times a week. When they started to reopen the gyms the hours were limited, so I decided to stick with riding my bike. When I started to ride my bike I realized I had the opportunity to see more of Charlotte than I had before. Every time I head out, I bring my camera with me. I never know what opportunities for photography might come up. I have come up on sunsets, trees in full bloom, and fantastic sights that I had never seen before. While I was in the gym, the only thing I could see is what ever was on one of the TV’s or something on my phone. While I miss lifting weights, I do love the fact that while I am getting some exercise in I get to practice with my favorite hobby. I have also seen more of Charlotte in the last year and a half than I had in the last nine years. Most of time I ride near my house. I live close to the rail trail that leads to Uptown Charlotte. I usually ride there, and then check out how things look there. Other times I drive to one of the different trails in the area.
Last summer I took my children for ride on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. It is one of the larger trails in Charlotte. We had just finished hanging out at Park Road Park, and we found these random cars on the way back. These were old abandoned cars that appear to have been here for a while. This trail has some pretty big hills on it. The way to the park is mostly downhill, but the way back is a completely different story. As we are climbing up this perceived mountain, I notice these two old cars on the side of the path. I noticed it this on the way back because my kids needed a break from climbing up the hill. It was like finding something out of a movie. Here are these two old cars, sitting there, and overgrown with trees. You never know what you will find on Charlotte’s green ways.
Here is my previous post about this find.