Left for the Sun

The buildings were empty, silent save for the whistling of wind through their bones. But the sky and placement of the clouds convinced me: this place is not yet entirely forgotten.

Ghost Church Revisited

I really love the look of this old church. The community has spent many years keeping it safe, and the trees around it have really overgrown, making it somewhat hard to find. Probably the most peaceful church I’ve ever visited.

Jolly New Ghosts

This old homestead has a great face to it, despite the years.

Still Life with no Woodpecker

One of the loneliest piles of garbage I’ve ever seen… I had to get a photo once I noticed the hawk in the background.

2014 February 18 · Comments Off on The SS Shasta (River Queen)

©2014KennethBenjaminReedThe River Queen was moored along the banks of the Willamette river in downtown Portland for decades. She’s now moored on the Columbia, in a ghostly sort of way. More information at evergreenfleet.com:

Radio call letters: WH6754
Built: San Francisco, CA, 1922.
Length: 216′ 7″
Beam: 63′ 8″
Draft: 12′
Speed: 13 knots
Horsepower: 1200
Propulsion: Steam
Autos: 55  Passengers: 468  Gross Tonnage: 919
Name Translation: Shasta is taken from the mountain of the same name in northern California.
This is actually four images stitched together; a larger version is available at www.flickr.com/photos/youloveben.
2014 February 12 · Comments Off on #492 – Scurvy
#492 - Scurvy

Oh, the places you’ve been!

2014 February 11 · Comments Off on #491 – Beach Landing
#491 - Beach Landing

Well, maybe not. This old boat isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But I do enjoy the new paint scheme the forest is applying…