Decay: Weekly Photography Theme

Decay: Weekly Photography Theme

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Your challenge this weekend is to take and share a photo on the theme of ‘Decay’.

Image by Luca Rossato

I was originally going to make it ‘urban decay’ (suggested by Casey Myers on Facebook) as I know many of our readers live in urban environments where there are lots of opportunities to photograph run down buildings and areas – but not everyone is in the urban setting so lets make it a little more general and open to interpretation.

You may wish to take an image of an urban setting that is ‘decaying’ or perhaps a landscape suffering from environmental abuse, or a run down machine….. really anything that has some element of decay will work. Use your imagination and creativity.

Once you’ve taken your best “Decay” image, upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it below or embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so. Please note it sometimes takes us a while to approve comments with images as there’s a moderation queue – particularly over the weekend.

If you tag your photo on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag it as #DPSDECAY to help others find it. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

PS: don’t forget to check out some of the great photos shared last week in the ‘Artificial Light’ challenge.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • CHUCK November 21, 2011 03:10 am

    From an antique store in North Carolina.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35501802@N06/6369917915/in/photostream

  • Stephen J October 18, 2010 11:42 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jumpgoespresso/5091318783/' title='IMG_4961' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5091318783_d1e6971dcc.jpg']

  • Erin McLeod October 17, 2010 01:04 pm

  • Erin McLeod October 17, 2010 12:59 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetryinmotion40/5087225623/

  • Erin McLeod October 17, 2010 12:58 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetryinmotion40/5087225623/' title='decaying hostas' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5087225623_9a882c910b_z.jpg']

    I know I'm late for this assignment, but I wanted to share my natural decay - my dear hostas heading for the unknown.

  • cking October 17, 2010 04:51 am

    decaying tractor[eimg url='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0Vv1N9oBnjk/TLnzLhDH1nI/AAAAAAAAAQY/yXSk3Bh4uFw/s512/tractor.jpg' title='tractor.jpg']

  • cking October 17, 2010 04:49 am

    [eimg url='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0Vv1N9oBnjk/TLnzLhDH1nI/AAAAAAAAAQY/yXSk3Bh4uFw/s512/tractor.jpg' title='tractor.jpg']

  • www.digital-photography-school.com October 16, 2010 08:17 pm

    I congratulate, your idea is magnificent

    Greetings from the Speedy DNS

  • Jodi Birston October 16, 2010 12:25 pm

    [eimg url='http://picasaweb.google.com/jbirston/GrandForks#5521429141634853586' title='GrandForks#5521429141634853586']

  • Heidi C. Normand October 15, 2010 04:38 am

    Man-Made Decay.
    Or is it Man-Made, made better?

    You Decide...[eimg url='http://pberge.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v4/p847100082-3.jpg' title='p847100082-3.jpg']

  • Birdbrett October 14, 2010 11:58 am

    My picture didn't show. Here is the link....
    For 'decay'

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5knowltons/5078558324/

  • JohnP October 14, 2010 09:23 am

    Cant seem to add my photo so here is the link to it. Natural decay - mangroves in Far North Queensland.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54802953@N07/5077620800/

  • Paul October 14, 2010 08:37 am

    Here is a shot I took a few weekends ago at the abandoned Yonkers Power Station.

    [eimg url='http://pberge.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v14/p802329945-3.jpg' title='p802329945-3.jpg']

  • FrameXFrame October 14, 2010 08:06 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/47982137@N02/5079630608/' title='Decaying pigeon ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/5079630608_22a146aed2.jpg']

  • blagi October 14, 2010 07:28 am

    Here is my work:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/blagi/3319154662/' title='Sigurnost pothodnika do djecjeg dispanzera' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/3319154662_36faee8b2c.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/blagi/3250226116/' title='Zrcaljenje burne proslosti u juznon vrimenu (SQ)' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3450/3250226116_3762c9b1fd.jpg']

  • Jcarlossoto October 14, 2010 01:56 am

    This is my apport for today ;)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrisi/5070820021/' title='El viejo caserón' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5070820021_323e21d6a3.jpg']

  • Birdbrett October 14, 2010 12:57 am

    For this weeks challenge 'Decay'

  • Kyle Bailey October 14, 2010 12:26 am

    Not sure why my photo did not show up in the post above nor why another comment did not get published. Sorry if this is a repeat for anyone. Happy shooting!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/5065294172/' title='101002 Richmond 8040 Shipwreck HDR' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5065294172_36f889e9c0_z.jpg']

  • Mahesh Garg October 13, 2010 07:15 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/maheshgarg/4863674080/' title='' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4863674080_cee5a6a452.jpg']
    clicked at kalpa, Himachal Pardesh
    this was an old baggers house in a hotel property.
    what fascinated me was the atmosphere around
    making it more beautiful.

  • Gary Paakkonen October 13, 2010 07:04 pm

    [url=http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Nature/Nature-stuff-1/6977984_icDMj#1045665970_KuJmi-A-LB][eimg url='http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Nature/Nature-stuff-1/GPP2801/1045665970_KuJmi-M.jpg' title='1045665970_KuJmi-M.jpg'][/url]

    Natural decay of a Lilypad in a marsh at Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada this weekend (10-09-10)
    Nikon D300s
    Nikkor 55-200/4-5.6 AF VR
    1/400th sec at f5.6
    ISO200
    focal length 190mm (285mm equivalent)
    handheld/natural light

  • hanifah siregar October 13, 2010 03:27 pm

    the picture didn't show, i'll just share you my link, then..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipasir/5074040747/

  • hanifah siregar October 13, 2010 03:25 pm

    this is my "decay".
    EXIF: CANON EOS D400, lens 18 - 55 mm
    date taken: 10/12/2010
    ISO 100
    f/ 4.5
    1/60 s
    focal length 18 mm
    edited with corel draw and lightroom
    flash fired

  • JohnP October 13, 2010 03:19 pm

    Natural decay - mangroves in Far North Queensland

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54802953@N07/5077620800/' title='Mangroves FNQ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/5077620800_1a45723c22.jpg']

  • Paleoanth October 13, 2010 12:17 pm

    Do you see a heart or a rooster? A door from an old station that is decaying.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42099250@N00/5076628459/' title='Heart or Rooster?' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5076628459_2afde94940_z.jpg']

  • Mai Melendez October 13, 2010 11:47 am

    here is my version of decay

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/maijmelendez/5069837651/' title='Kalesa wheel' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5069837651_e55554a905.jpg']

  • Geoff October 13, 2010 04:45 am

    Sorry, didn't get the link right the first time around. A picture of some sunflowers that I took this weekend.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11373336@N00/5072871035/

  • Daniel October 13, 2010 03:40 am

    My photos, starting a series where neighbors does not have the same idea of the decay of their houses:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/el_ignorante_feliz/5069433065/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/el_ignorante_feliz/5069432701/

  • Dave Beach October 13, 2010 03:18 am

    Pink Room

  • Heidi C. Normand October 13, 2010 03:10 am

    My boyfriend has shot at the Yonkers power station before but this was the first time I went. I was amazed and humbled at the same time. It took a while for me to find my photographers eye here since I have a tendency to shoot on a smaller more compact level (food photography being my specialty) but when I finally started to really "see" I couldn't stop. http://pberge.zenfolio.com/heidinormand/h4da7f64#h327db8b2

  • KaiG. October 13, 2010 03:07 am

    [eimg url='http://www.kaig35.com/_dps/VA_decay_20101012.jpg' title='VA_decay_20101012.jpg']

  • Kyle Bailey October 13, 2010 01:28 am

    Here are couple more that I think illustrate the topic of decay as well: Please comment - We can only get better through feedback.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/4926183437/' title='081610 Oregon 191 HDR' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4926183437_13cb459190.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/4930996009/' title='081410 Oregon 40' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4930996009_bff2aca3a2.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylebailey/5062106295/' title='100905 Seattle 7855 HDR' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5062106295_df30a7ff12_z.jpg']

    You can view more on my blog.

  • Christopher Dean Young October 13, 2010 01:08 am

    Try three (hopefully will be a charm)...

    Face of Decay
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherdeanyoung/5073705740/' title='Face of Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5073705740_5955bc4fea.jpg']

    Field of Decay
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherdeanyoung/5073174665/' title='Field of Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5073174665_5ed0976a95.jpg']

  • Christopher Dean Young October 13, 2010 01:04 am

    Trying again to get this new Flickr embedded picture to work...

  • James October 12, 2010 11:51 pm

    http://jgray1975.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/galveston-1-of-1.jpg

    Hotel destruction after Hurricane Ike a few years ago.

  • A. Gordon Pym October 12, 2010 11:50 pm

    An old piece of abandoned mining equipment in a field in the middle of nowhere. I found it one day when I was trying out new roads home, which is something I frequently do. It has since become a steady model of mine. Taken somewhere in the relative vicinity of Terre Haute, Indiana.

  • A. Gordon Pym October 12, 2010 11:46 pm

    An old piece of strip mining equipment I found out in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere when I was trying to find a new road to take home. It's a pretty frequent model of mine.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_gordon_pym/5074720017/' title='The Metal Monster' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/5074720017_fd80231c8e.jpg']

  • JamesC October 12, 2010 11:03 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesclish/4718849553/' title='Laceys Creek Rd' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4718849553_7dc593a6c9.jpg']

    -JamesC

  • Innes October 12, 2010 10:19 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/innesm/111518756/' title='uic railways 30,480kg' url='http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/111518756_bfe6b317a8_z.jpg']

  • Leo Cumings October 12, 2010 09:00 pm

    Found an old icehouse in Ludington, MI with this door barely hanging.
    Nikon D80; Nikon 18-200 lens at 31 mm; ISO 100; f/9; 1/100
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/39585889@N06/5075006064/' title='Little Sable LH_126b&w' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/5075006064_f32236b705.jpg']

  • Emma Willow October 12, 2010 04:58 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34017558@N07/4134036477/' title='White' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/4134036477_593ddf43f2.jpg']

  • Emma Willow October 12, 2010 04:55 pm

    Taken in Belitung Island, Indonesia

  • Daniel Reed October 12, 2010 02:05 pm

  • Darin Shaw October 12, 2010 01:07 pm

    [eimg url='http://darinshaw.com/photos/photography/13.jpg' title='13.jpg']

  • James October 12, 2010 01:00 pm

    The best stuff I've ever scene of decay is at http://detroiturbex.com/

  • Vishal Modak October 12, 2010 12:49 pm

    Here is my decay photo....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whizvish/5073522513/

  • Vishal Modak October 12, 2010 12:48 pm

    Here is my decay photo....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whizvish/5073522513/

  • Rich Greissman October 12, 2010 12:22 pm

    A picture of a construction site wall that, at one and the same time like, looked like a piece of installation art work and a gutted wall.

  • Mike S October 12, 2010 11:31 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mseigafuse/5071383314/' title='Lehigh Lock' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5071383314_31b7e77055.jpg']

  • mariqia October 12, 2010 11:23 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/31506901@N06/5073280481/' title='Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5073280481_04001fa152.jpg']

  • mariqia October 12, 2010 11:21 am

  • Christopher Dean Young October 12, 2010 11:07 am

    My two entries...

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5073705740_5955bc4fea.jpg

    Face of Decay

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5073174665_5ed0976a95.jpg

    Field of Decay

  • David Brown October 12, 2010 10:38 am

    http://picasaweb.google.com/107105331735573006454/Decay#5526950212751865170

  • John October 12, 2010 10:28 am

    Some colorful shelf fungus.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54311838@N00/5073704666/' title='Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5073704666_a8d4049323.jpg']

  • Steve Stanger October 12, 2010 09:53 am

    My decay photo: "no one's home (another view)

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tma_steve/5073613616/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tma_steve/5073613616/' title='no one's home (another view)' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5073613616_df135c7a27.jpg'][/url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tma_steve/5073613616/]no one's home (another view)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tma_steve/]Steve Stanger[/url], on Flickr

  • Geoff October 12, 2010 08:58 am

    Here's my decay photo....

  • Kyle Bailey October 12, 2010 08:11 am

    Great series - I love the lighting and textures generally. Here is an HDR shot I took the other day just after sunrise of a sunken ship in Richmond, BC. More on my Flickr stream.

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/8HAXu9' title='8HAXu9']

  • Lily BG October 12, 2010 05:48 am

    Here is mine. Feel free to comment/critic/etc.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilybg-photography/5072265625/in/photostream/

    -Lily

  • Tim October 12, 2010 05:47 am

    Bathroom Decay[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/53703095@N08/5072284887/' title='Bathroom Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5072284887_6ea5fd14b9.jpg']

  • Joe October 12, 2010 05:15 am

    Staying strong while everything else around falls apart

  • Cozette Wheeler October 12, 2010 01:15 am

    I keep trying to post...but it's not working.

  • Ed F October 12, 2010 12:52 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraz5356/3561491535/' title='Just enough air' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3561491535_371928e8e5.jpg']

  • Ed F October 12, 2010 12:49 am

    [IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3561491535_371928e8e5_z.jpg[\IMG]

  • David Utt October 12, 2010 12:11 am

    I thought this was cool, a bit of modern decay

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidutt/5069545864/' title='Decaying World' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5069545864_becfcf1a87.jpg']

  • Ana October 11, 2010 11:14 pm


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alberdiana/5068745936/in/set-72157625134379680/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alberdiana/5068149379/in/set-72157625134379680/

  • Marton October 11, 2010 10:16 pm

    Taken last week while I was working at the power plant.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/48037107@N03/5045124839/' title='Inside the factory of nothing' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5045124839_86336f3e8b.jpg']

  • Marton October 11, 2010 10:14 pm

    Taken last week while I was working at the power plant.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48037107@N03/5045124839/

  • Brigitte Klusik October 11, 2010 09:37 pm

    By the beach. A truly deeply interesting theme. I love it. Colours, textures and sometimes not knowing what it is.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjkimagery/4962444076/' title='DPSdecay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4962444076_c2b7cea889_b.jpg']

  • Paleoanth October 11, 2010 08:35 pm

    There are several factory/truck buildings for sale around here. This is from a window from one.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/42099250@N00/5071363058/' title='decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5071363058_fd83d25a90.jpg']

  • MarcDuiker October 11, 2010 07:03 pm

    I really like this theme!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcduiker/4934929105/' title='Wheelchair party' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4934929105_a6e719ab6e.jpg']

    Check out my site or my photostream for more urbex/decay photos.

  • MarcDuiker October 11, 2010 06:58 pm

    I really like this theme!

    Check my site or my photostream for more urbex/decay shots.

    Cheers,
    Marc

  • Graham-P October 11, 2010 06:49 pm

    Here is my first contribution, took this a while ago though.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/37678633@N05/4867073839/' title='DSC_0165.NEF.jpg' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4867073839_1931def6ba_z.jpg']

  • Wayne October 11, 2010 05:18 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynechengg/5071026160/
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynechengg/5071026160/' title='1 Day Later' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5071026160_fa765edae2.jpg']

  • Jennifer October 11, 2010 03:25 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/8J6jLs

  • Evelyn in Oregon October 11, 2010 03:25 pm

    This fascinating old farmhouse is giving way to decay alongside a country road in NE Oregon.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/26473210@N04/5070806098/' title='#DPSDECAY' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5070806098_fd8a6a145b.jpg']

  • Christina October 11, 2010 02:03 pm

    **I don't think I did it right the first time, I apologize for the duplicate post!

    Here's what I got this afternoon! (My very first post, so I am hoping it will work...)
    Like I said, this is my very first post to DPS. Let me know what you think!
    Thanks!

    [eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs381.ash2/65900_1343152193965_1686051953_682268_3395439_n.jpg' title='65900_1343152193965_1686051953_682268_3395439_n.jpg'][eimg url='http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs828.snc4/68858_1343152353969_1686051953_682269_8037391_n.jpg' title='68858_1343152353969_1686051953_682269_8037391_n.jpg']

  • Christina October 11, 2010 01:57 pm

    Here's what I got this afternoon! (My very first post, so I am hoping it will work...)

    Old schoolhouse

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs381.ash2/65900_1343152193965_1686051953_682268_3395439_n.jpg

    Old gambling house (so I am told)

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs828.snc4/68858_1343152353969_1686051953_682269_8037391_n.jpg

    Like I said, this is my very first post to DPS. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks!

  • HB Photo October 11, 2010 12:54 pm

    Here is my entry for the Decay Assignment
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/henricb/5069803329/' title='Urban Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5069803329_b0359ff4ed.jpg']

  • AJK October 11, 2010 12:01 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewjosephkatz/4829440058/' title='Medfield State Psych Hospital - Abandoned' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4829440058_c004e3c0d5_z.jpg']

  • Sylvie Hanes October 11, 2010 11:34 am

    This picture was one that I strugled a lot before taking it. After I realized that what I was looking at was a decayed body slipping out of the broken wooden coffin, I questioned if this was ethical. After all, this was someone's son or daughter, perhaps wife or husband, friend and lover.

    Yet, this pieced coffin damaged by the fallen pieces of ceiling in a crypt pr mausoleum in the Recoleta Cemetary in Beunos aires tells a story. Albeit a sad story of perhaps the inexistant visits from the family or even the missing vigilant eye of onsite caretakers. I said a prayer and asked for leanience in my aim to try to find someone to restore respect to this passed soul.
    [eimg url='http://sylviehanes.ca/wp-admin/media.php?attachment_id=172&action=edit' title='media.php?attachment_id=172&action=edit']

  • Ignorante Feliz October 11, 2010 11:06 am

    Hello,
    This is my first time... I hope you like my photos and feel free to comment/criticize:

  • Ersogoth October 11, 2010 09:56 am

    I have always loved this topic.

    [eimg url='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QYciircz7AI/TLJQRG_EH_I/AAAAAAAADd4/qWokwRUah4o/s400/IMG_1827.JPG' title='IMG_1827.JPG']

    "Decaying With The Angels"

  • mya October 11, 2010 08:53 am

    I took one more picture this weekend for decay -
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonpicsmya/5069053073/' title='flowers to dust' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5069053073_e62461e16c.jpg']

  • Rob Wilcox October 11, 2010 06:49 am

    Here are a couple I took this afternoon ...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/isthatit/5068595115/' title='IMG_9420' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5068595115_cd0f06e9ee.jpg']

    and

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/isthatit/5068647433/' title='IMG_9474' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5068647433_d3e8eabf15.jpg']

  • Alberdia October 11, 2010 04:34 am

  • Stefano October 11, 2010 04:30 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50259324@N08/5066896115/' title='Old boat' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5066896115_f9c1689ef2.jpg']

    Some others added here

  • Lana M Waugh October 11, 2010 02:58 am

    I love everybody's different versions of Decay, new to all this and am stunned by some of the talent on this page![eimg url='' title='a>']

  • Mark Bernard October 11, 2010 01:44 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/markbernardphotography/5065417879/' title='Old Shed' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5065417879_0afeb1be87.jpg']

  • shakira_d October 11, 2010 12:10 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambeth/4753221768/

  • shakira_d October 11, 2010 12:07 am

  • Dana Andrews October 10, 2010 11:34 pm

    Doh - put the wrong link in the first time

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/grampspics/4828386132/' title='Mineral Point Phone Box 1' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4828386132_02ede1c71d_z.jpg']

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 11:30 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamanightowl/5067260883/' title=' Decaying Edsel' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5067260883_4a19a2ee65.jpg']

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 11:06 pm

    I'm on a roll!
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamanightowl/4847758001/' title='4444 230' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4847758001_92393be6a0.jpg']

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 11:04 pm

    Sorry posted the first one wrong.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamanightowl/5060675703/' title='Old Barn' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5060675703_847ecd2f6d.jpg']

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 10:56 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamanightowl/4887937965/' title='Backwoods Cabin' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4887937965_bbf05253c2.jpg']

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 10:54 pm

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5060675703_847ecd2f6d_m.jpg

  • michael melas October 10, 2010 10:46 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/michalismelas/3492377708/' title='Restaurant' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/3492377708_2b5dd4a750.jpg']

  • Niklas October 10, 2010 09:02 pm

    Here's one of my urban decay pictures:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ng87/4158903178/in/set-72157622558431303/

  • Danny M Long October 10, 2010 08:47 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamanightowl/4847758001/' title='4444 230' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4847758001_92393be6a0.jpg']

  • Fred October 10, 2010 08:07 pm

    I was unable to get out this weekend but, here's some decay I saw last week.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fred_flyfisher/5062449739/' title='Vacation 2010_092610_0054' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5062449739_69f2a8b78f.jpg']

  • Kavya October 10, 2010 07:18 pm

    decay - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kavya-b/5067083692/

  • Talsi October 10, 2010 07:06 pm

    Adding to the Decay challenge

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/talsi1/4559404676/

  • Scott A. McNealy October 10, 2010 06:01 pm

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/8HCYj9' title='8HCYj9'] There is some really good work submitted here-well done friends! My favourite season and one of my favourite subjects. May we be suspended forever in October Rust.

  • Dave Quail October 10, 2010 05:01 pm

    Taken on a disused farm in South Africa: [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22000911@N07/3993580972/' title='Long forgotten' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3993580972_07d0fa7906.jpg']

  • Stefano October 10, 2010 03:39 pm

    Here my try. Some photos may be added later today.
    Please feel free to comment and teach me.

  • Alex Morales October 10, 2010 01:37 pm

    My "decay" photo (from Brazil)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexmoralles/4051892159/

  • Travis October 10, 2010 12:57 pm

    End of an Era. Studebaker Plant in South Bend, IN.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyboy7600/5066118425/' title='End of an Era' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5066118425_96848bb282.jpg']

  • Marc October 10, 2010 12:42 pm

    Decay or Tired Iron.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclephan/4068442867/

  • Alex Lefebvre October 10, 2010 11:13 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/larrysc/4320257749/

    Abandoned school.

  • Christine Giglio October 10, 2010 11:13 am

    You can see mine on my photoblog. Title "Old and Worn"

    http://kryssiesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2010/09/old-and-worn.html

  • Casey October 10, 2010 10:16 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/5065788943/' title='Ray of hope' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5065788943_695307eb1e_z.jpg']

  • Casey October 10, 2010 10:15 am

    Decay at the eastern state penitentiary.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851160115/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851159437/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851775552/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/5065788943/
    /[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851160115/' title='Waste Behind Bars' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4851160115_1623e46825.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851159437/' title='Empty Prison Hall' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4851159437_6d66ccb5a3_z.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/4851775552/' title='Lonely night sleep' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4851775552_e66eb1d32f_z.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/irelanct/5065788943/' title='Ray of hope' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5065788943_695307eb1e_z.jpg']

  • capnhook October 10, 2010 10:04 am

    What's left of a 300 year old church.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/50326621@N06/5065757321/' title='Remains of a church' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5065757321_7be26cc38a.jpg']

  • robby October 10, 2010 09:14 am

    DECAY, hows this one, taken recently in the indian himalayas, its a goat skull in a high alpine meadow
    35mm
    F/7.1
    1/500
    iso200
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikerobby/5066215218/in/photostream/

  • Daniel Bullock October 10, 2010 09:13 am

    Please come and look at my abandoned asylum images

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Bullock-Photography/111938448861353?ref=ts

  • Christine Giglio October 10, 2010 07:50 am

    This photo was taken in Bradford, Pa. An old factory town. It needs some TLC but is full of charm.[eimg url='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z7ohRnDhfC4/TKJ-YJp00hI/AAAAAAAADlQ/powWzo9bYTw/s1600/bradford.jpg' title='bradford.jpg']

  • Dean October 10, 2010 07:15 am

    More Decay
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049756732/

  • Dean October 10, 2010 07:14 am

    Some more decay..
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049756732/' title='Lensbaby old rusted chrysler' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5049756732_e6f6ebc380.jpg']

  • Zain Abdullah October 10, 2010 05:12 am

    Decayed building....here is my photo

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/facade/e1ebaaf43

  • Damjan Dimovski October 10, 2010 02:39 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddimovski/4951223813/' title='Death and Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/4951223813_9d99630d04_z.jpg']

  • Chris October 10, 2010 01:19 am

    Decaying Warehouse On The Canal

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamchris0/5065137508/' title='2010-10-06-P1060481' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/5065137508_8cf0b9f4f4_z.jpg']

  • Natalie Scarpelli October 10, 2010 01:03 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/byasphyxia/486707534/in/set-72157602242419179/

  • Benn Gunn October 10, 2010 12:50 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/16216432@N07/4655345709/' title='Ivory Skulls in the British Museum London' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4655345709_20e408b23f.jpg']

  • DeMarco October 10, 2010 12:47 am

    This is a house I would visit as a child.After the lady whom lived there pasted on this is what fifthteen years of decay looks like.

  • DeMarco October 9, 2010 11:58 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/solopolo/sets/72157624998369815

  • Marcos Guimaraes October 9, 2010 11:57 pm

    Urban Decay - Meat Shop
    [eimg url='http://cid-323ecb1b844e3fce.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Decay/IMG%5E_4018.JPG' title='IMG%5E_4018.JPG']

  • Aaron S October 9, 2010 11:32 pm

    just posted to Flickr and my Aminus3 photoblog. Took this yesterday in Red Hook, Brooklyn...

    http://aaronsmith.aminus3.com/image/2010-10-09.html

  • José Eduardo October 9, 2010 11:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_edzz/4478316236/in/set-72157624892018040/ [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_edzz/4478316236/' title='#90 of 365' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4478316236_cb1ff577fc.jpg']

  • José Eduardo October 9, 2010 11:04 pm

  • Mariano Silva October 9, 2010 10:05 pm

    Decay... here is a my photo.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marianosilva/4876801397/

  • Kris October 9, 2010 10:03 pm

    Taken by Rolleiflex 3.5F, E100VS@Adelaide, South Australia

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/krisliu77/3545175783/' title='Kodak-E100VS-R39009' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3545175783_126ffcc459.jpg']

  • Chris October 9, 2010 09:50 pm

    A detail from an abandoned building in Montreal, Quebec

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zb_ws_QugItZbwn6h0xtXw?feat=directlink

  • Dave Quail October 9, 2010 08:28 pm

    Taken on an old abandoned farm in South Africa. I liked the mood of the place. Silent, slight wind in the trees, no sign of habitation whatsoever. Very brooding. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22000911@N07/3993580972/' title='Long forgotten' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3993580972_07d0fa7906.jpg']

  • Boris October 9, 2010 08:01 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/borisgeorgiev/5064624048/' title='SDIM7104' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5064624048_6476395b14.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/borisgeorgiev/5064009965/' title='SDIM3083_crisp' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5064009965_0ea4e51985.jpg']

  • Shaun Fennell October 9, 2010 07:29 pm

    Hey all,
    well this was taken today at work (New Plymouth Airport)
    I hope you enjoy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinnerphotography/5063957357/
    and
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinnerphotography/5063969791/

  • David Ford October 9, 2010 07:23 pm

    Here's one I took a while ago:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidwjford/4025567904/

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidwjford/4025567904/' title='Run-down Shop-Houses' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4025567904_14be4203a7_z.jpg']

  • David October 9, 2010 06:43 pm

    I actually have a "Decay" exhibition kicking off in Belfast this week :) anyway here is my attempt

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/flixel/5064533810/

  • Dave Quail October 9, 2010 06:42 pm

    On an old disused farm in South Africa:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22000911@N07/3993580972/' title='Long forgotten' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3993580972_07d0fa7906.jpg']

  • Dimitri October 9, 2010 06:38 pm

    A hovel on Es Pujols beach in Formentera:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/megadix/5051415644/' title='Es Pujols' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5051415644_4dfac828b3.jpg']

  • rachel October 9, 2010 03:19 pm

    http://andthenshesnapped.blogspot.com/2010/10/decay.html

  • Graciela October 9, 2010 03:07 pm

    My version of decay:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grace3737/2952934594

  • mya October 9, 2010 02:40 pm

    one last try. Sorry for the spam everyone [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonpicsmya/5063492295/' title='In decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5063492295_399e9cd3f2.jpg']

  • Sam Whited October 9, 2010 02:35 pm

    Took this one a while back: http://picasaweb.google.com/samwhited/Portfolio#5456433946459551074

    [eimg url='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jepDh3mPXAY/S7klw88atWI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/L6bxSZPDWTs/s400/DSCF1079.JPG' title='DSCF1079.JPG']

  • Dean H October 9, 2010 02:35 pm

    Rural decay... [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/hooplabean/5064196080/' title='The Barn - Hand Shears' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5064196080_53452f8cf1.jpg']

  • Scott October 9, 2010 02:34 pm

    One of the Crypts in Pere-LaChaise cemetery in Paris. Amazing that such a famous cemetery with so many notable characters would fall into the state of ruin much of is in today.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/4263174226/

  • Paul Farley October 9, 2010 02:34 pm

    Here is a shot of decay that I took recently and posted to FLICKR http://www.flickr.com/photos/kritione/4845136797/

  • lr October 9, 2010 02:30 pm

    Woopsie, let me try that again. Great topic, btw.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/muttsandaklutz/5063912690/' title='40-52 Throw. NOW!!!' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/5063912690_d16507571c_z.jpg']

  • lr October 9, 2010 02:27 pm

    Here's mine:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/muttsandaklutz/4538760793/' title='16/52' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4538760793_d0357ae074.jpg']

  • Jon Cromwell October 9, 2010 02:17 pm

    Couple of pictures from a junk yard in Arkansas.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncromwell/?saved=1

  • Robinn October 9, 2010 02:03 pm

    Visit The Gallery - CLOSED DOOR

  • mya October 9, 2010 01:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonpicsmya/5063492295/

  • mya October 9, 2010 01:34 pm

    I dont know why i am not able to see the link i am posting! Keeping fingers crossed this time

  • mya October 9, 2010 01:33 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonpicsmya/5063492295/' title='In decay ' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5063492295_399e9cd3f2.jpg']

  • mya October 9, 2010 01:32 pm

  • Kate October 9, 2010 01:21 pm

    Decay in my garden[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/doitforlove/5063485907/' title='15/365' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5063485907_a6135db83c.jpg']

  • barbaralaketahoe October 9, 2010 01:07 pm

    Decay of Days Gone By...

  • Chuck Leamon October 9, 2010 12:39 pm

    when gas was 0.00 per gallon....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425436@N08/5062955447/

  • Chuck Leamon October 9, 2010 12:38 pm

    the "holey" hymnal

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425436@N08/5062956067/

  • Christine Giglio October 9, 2010 12:25 pm

    I took this photo on a recent trip to Bradford, Pa. The whole town is depressed, but actually a new Denzel Washington movie was just filmed there. Maybe because of the older run down look of the town. It's not a bad town just needs some TLC.

    [eimg url='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z7ohRnDhfC4/TKJ-YJp00hI/AAAAAAAADlQ/powWzo9bYTw/s1600/bradford.jpg' title='bradford.jpg']

  • Patricia (Pollywog Creek) October 9, 2010 12:07 pm

    Just took this photo this afternoon...it is a southern sculptured pine borer living in the decay of a pine tree that was destroyed by lightening...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollywogcreek/5063951330/' title='Decay' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5063951330_807b130009.jpg']

  • BWS052 October 9, 2010 11:54 am

    Here is an old decaying Ford

  • BWS052 October 9, 2010 11:52 am

    I'm not sure if it fits into the time frame but here is an old decaying Ford.

  • DeMarco October 9, 2010 10:03 am

    My photos of a house I would visit as a kid.After the lady that lived there pasted the house has been neglected.

    [eimg url='undefined' title='undefined'][eimg link='' title='' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com//72157624998369815_.jpg']

  • Graciela October 9, 2010 09:59 am

    My version of decay:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/grace3737/2952934594/' title='Abandonado' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2952934594_12ea53e31b.jpg']

  • jason October 9, 2010 09:56 am

    [eimg url='http://itsabachelorslife.com/gallery/cache/St-Isidore-Demo/IMG_1756-bw_595.jpg' title='IMG_1756-bw_595.jpg']
    the church crumbles.

  • Jennifer Rivera October 9, 2010 09:47 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/13610294@N05/5062677231/' title='DSC_00782' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5062677231_5f6e575839.jpg']

  • jason October 9, 2010 09:38 am

    [eimg url='http://itsabachelorslife.com/gallery/cache/St-Isidore-Demo/IMG_1756-bw_595.jpg' title='IMG_1756-bw_595.jpg']

  • Dean October 9, 2010 08:52 am

    Here is my version of decay..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049759532/

  • Dean October 9, 2010 08:51 am

    Here is my version of decay..
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049759532/][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049759532/' title='Lensbaby rusted car' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5049759532_ebccbedf62.jpg'][/url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5049759532/]Lensbaby rusted car[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/deanmccoyphotos/]Dean McCoy Photography[/url], on Flickr

  • JJ October 9, 2010 08:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11249990@N06/5019671911/

  • Chuck October 9, 2010 08:07 am

    Here are two of mine...

    First is the "holey" hymnal

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425436@N08/5062956067/sizes/z/

    And then an abandoned and forgotten fuel pump:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425436@N08/5062955447/sizes/z/

  • Jodi Birston October 9, 2010 08:01 am

    This picture is from the interior of an old abandoned communal home. The home one of two large buildings that housed a community of Hutterites in Grand Forks BC. The village was called the "Singing Village" and a sense of calm and well being enters you as you walk the proerty.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodibirston/5028251267/in/photostream/

  • Jodi Birston October 9, 2010 07:56 am

    This picture is the interior of an old hutterite community home in a now abondoned village. (Grand Forks BC) The village was called the "Singing Village" and a sense of calm and peace comes over you as you walk this amazing property. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodibirston/5028251267/

  • Roel Gillesen October 9, 2010 07:48 am

    A picture of a painted door in decay

    [eimg url='http://roel.gillesen.nl/decay.jpg' title='decay.jpg']

  • October 9, 2010 07:48 am

    Man oh man...this is my specialty. It'll be hard to pick just one photo.

    Check out the rest of my photos at flickr if you get a chance. :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/coopersvictim87/3717448781/' title='' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3717448781_a92ae4e30c.jpg']

  • barbaralaketahoe October 9, 2010 07:01 am

    Hope this link works okay for my blk & wh Photo of "Decay of Virginia City, Nevada"
    https://www.dropbox.com/photoshow/Virginia%20City%202002_600DPI_copyrighted.jpg#gallery:0

  • Stapler October 9, 2010 06:46 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/54621101@N04/5060493715/' title='DSCF0107' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5060493715_28e538fb2e.jpg']
    I live in a small town, so we have a good amount of decaying tractors around :)

  • Dacogent October 9, 2010 06:46 am

    here is a left to dust train station http://www.flickr.com/photos/dacogent/4852111965/

  • Kurt October 9, 2010 06:29 am

    Urban decay in a the former steel mill town of Pittsburgh: [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/13726219@N06/4938198390/' title='North Braddock Blight' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4938198390_5bd7ce5170.jpg']
    See it on Flickr

  • John Keyes October 9, 2010 06:18 am

    Bar

    [eimg url='http://johnkeyes.com/wp/wp-content/main/2010_10/JPK_0578_w.jpg' title='JPK_0578_w.jpg']

  • Jason Earle October 9, 2010 06:06 am

    Scavenge

    [eimg url='http://www.neolithicsea.co.uk/lowbradfieldfilterhouse/content/images/large/SDIM5078.jpg' title='SDIM5078.jpg']

  • Nicholas O'Donoughue October 9, 2010 05:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/odonoughue/4168598398/in/set-72157622958776118/

  • paul del signore October 9, 2010 05:47 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdelsignore/492478683/' title='Cracked' url='http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/492478683_807cc5834d.jpg']

  • Elizabeth Coughlan October 9, 2010 05:41 am

    This is Yorus Castle at Anadolu Kavagi, on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey. It has certainly decayed over the years.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/36598000@N03/5057308713/' title='Abandoned--2496' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5057308713_046f82f5e0_z.jpg']

  • Elizabeth Coughlan October 9, 2010 05:39 am

    This is Yorus Castle at Anadolu Kavagi, on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey. It has certainly decayed over the years.

  • Matthew Loberg October 9, 2010 05:25 am

    Here's my a decay photo I took last week. See it on Flickr