McLeans Auto-wreckers

Who doesn't love old cars?!  I grew up in a car family, and I remember hearing my dad and grandpa talk about old car stories all the time.  It's those memories that people live for.  Someday I'd love to own an old car (maybe a Chevelle SS), but I think I'd really like an old truck!  There is something about old trucks that really spark emotion, they are what the industrial world was built on!  It was this cyclical nature of building trucks to build factories, and factories to build trucks that made the economy go 'round for decades.

Ford Big Job, McLean's Auto Wreckers

The photo group had the pleasure of heading out to McLean's Auto-wreckers back in August.  McLean's is basically an abandoned junk yard, but the cool part is, is that it's mostly old vehicles!  It's like a place that is just lost in time.  Although there does seem to have been some recent activity around there (grass is still surprisingly cut), the inventory is just full of treasures.  We spent the better part of 5 hours in this place, and I know we didn't even make a dent in the property.  This place is certainly worth a revisit down the road!

Car being taken over by nature, McLean's Auto Wreckers

Rusty door handle, McLean's Auto Wreckers

The ol' Buick Skylark, McLean's Auto Wreckers

One of the oldest cars in the yard, McLean's Auto Wreckers

Flower in the Light at Darnley Grist Mill

This is an image I’ve neglected to post for a while now. Why, I’m not 100% certain cause I just love how this image just seemed to come together, with being in the basement of the abandoned mill, and the light shining down at the perfect moment.  It seemed kind of magical at the time, I think I just stared at this for a few minutes before I even took the shot. I love when things have that magical feel to them, even if it’s not the prettiest plant out there, and it’s in an abandoned basement, I still loved it. Well world, here it is… hope you like it just as much as I do!

Flower in the light, Darnley Grist Mill, Hamilton

The Darnley Grist Mill

So I have posted a couple pictures already showing some small sections of the Darnley Grist Mill, but I have yet to show ‘the whole picture.‘  The image below is literally the entire building (as I mentioned in the last post, I would use that term loosely).  The building was very, very small, but getting there early in the morning meant that I could capture the sunrise, and still move around to many different positions before the sun was all the way up!  This image was one of my favorites, you can’t see the sun, but you can see the way its lighting all the leaves on the tree’s.  I thought the yellow and gold color was just gorgeous, cause most mornings I get to see are so blue and dull in my opinion!  I also added a glowing filter, which gives the image a dreamy kind of effect to it, I’ll be starting a before and after series on the blog pretty soon which will show that effect.  Anyway hope you like!

Darnley Grist Mill, a portion of the building that is still remaining