Portrait of Omaha: Black and White
I love taking pictures. In fact, I'm planning on taking the plunge over the holidays and finally getting myself a really nice camera. I've got a small, digital Panasonic right now, but, while it takes decent enough photographs, doesn't take the more 'professional' photographs that I'm looking for. That's not to say that I haven't taken any good pictures, because I sure have. I use photographs that I've taken with my phone and with my camera, with mixed results.
Last year, I really wanted a break from all the nature photographs I take, and invested a few days into driving around the old downtown, abandoned, and industrial parts of town. I ended up with some gritty black and white photographs during the coldest time of year. This helped lend to the dark, cold, and abandoned feel of the photographs. Enjoy.
|Down along the Missouri River run train tracks. This particular train just happened to be going by as I was in the area, so I stopped to take a photo or two.|
|This is the one of the local power plants.|
|This photograph was taken down the road from the power plant. It's next to some more train tracks and doesn't appear to used much, if at all.|
|The train tracks as they head in towards downtown.|
|An old abandoned auto parts store just north of downtown Omaha.|
|A water tower looms in the sky, more than likely a retired one linked to an industrial plant of some kind.|
|Another old abandoned building. The left side of the taller building has collapsed, leaving exposed bricks, giving the appearance of having been ripped.|
|Another old abandoned auto business.|
|A row of abandonded businesses in a former downtown area. It's always interesting to wonder what life must have been like back when it was a thriving area.|
|An old abandoned body shop along the same street as above.|
|An old smoke stack rises high above the air as downtown looms in the distance.|
|Omaha's skyline in the background, with it's sleek, vibrant aliveness is a stark contrast to the ruin and decay in the forefront.|