Industrial Trek

Industrial Trek


Valentine’s weekend, I ventured out to the Tacoma industrial area. I love this area as there are an infinite amount of photo possibilities. There are miles of roads, handfuls of old and/or abandoned buildings, rusty equipment, and textures of all kinds that cater to just about any style of photography, from wide angle shots to macros. It is a graveyard for industrial equipment and the unwanted things that are simply too large to keep around. You never know what you’ll stumble across, I walked by an boat anchor the size of my car.

It was a pretty brisk Saturday, I made my way through the area swiftly as the cold bit at my bare hands. It was one of those days that I wanted to spend hours wandering around and taking a wide variety of shots and changing lenses, but it just got uncomfortable after a few minutes outside the comfort of my car. Days like that make you want the summer weather here just that much faster.

Plant-life always finds a way to squeeze it’s way back into existence where it was once plowed over and covered with concrete. Before you know it, you have moss growing on rusty iron beams, and small bushes growing right through the rocks on the railroad tracks.

My favorite shots of this set are of the old brick building. I love the colors, textures, and reflection of the bridge in the glass.