Inspired by my friend Ian Talty and his crazy ability to capture the most beautiful photographs of things and scenes others might have overlooked as junk, I took some pictures of a bridge in Minneapolis that was not only eroding away, but growing stalactites on its concrete. I was excited to show them to him and get his feedback, but I put it off and now that's not going to happen. I wish that I would have shared them with him. So now I've posted them to my Flickr account and I'm highlighting them for today, the day of his memorial service.
Rain, time, sand and salt have worn down the concrete on this bridge and given it a stream of white mineral deposits. I'm sure Ian would interject here with an inappropriate comment about my description, but that's what it is! I'll leave it up to your imagination on what he might say.
This photo was actually an emulation of a style of photography Ian employed. My favorite was The Corrosion Islands. My picture doesn't quite have the vibrant color, but I still like the texture.
There's my attempt. See the rest of the Urban Decay set at Flickr here and see Ian's Flickrstreat, The Joy of the Mundane. Now I'm going to be with my friends.