Pick Me!

A weblog by Laura Moncur



Filed under: Art and Photography — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

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This abandoned area has a huge fence around it screaming “No Tresspassing.” We stayed outside the fence, but it was only Stacey, Dan and Mike that kept me there. I figure if all I’m doing is taking pictures, I can’t be damaging too much.

Right next to this place, there are trailer homes in a sad state of disrepair. The people living there watched us not trespass. I didn’t see them. If I had, I would have walked up to them and asked if it was alright if I could go behind the fence and take some pictures. Dan said that they looked like the kind of people who looked for an excuse to shoot tresspassers. Mike said that the people looked so scary that trying to talk to them would have been a stupid thing to do, but I don’t think so. Even scary people respond well when you ask politely…



  1. I LOVE your photos. I’ve heard of weblogs, but yours is the first one I’ve ever seen. I stumbled on it looking for dragonfly info and became fascinated by your whole thing! I put you in my “Favorites” and I’ll be reading it regularly now. I take photos like these, much to my husband’s amusement. I guess everyone appreciated something different. I like your taste in interesting subjects, photographic and literary. Thanks! – B..

    Comment by Beverly — 9/8/2005 @ 1:00 pm

  2. Lol, love the story. I too like taking pictures nearly-tresspassing. I nearly got arrested in Pittsburgh last year while wandering around in the snow taking pictures of an abandoned steel mill. The real estate owner just wouldn’t believe that I was taking pictures for artistic purposes. He was like ‘Who are you working for??!?’

    Beautiful pic!

    Comment by Kevin — 9/15/2005 @ 11:36 am

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