A few weeks ago, I went with the kids to see Thomas the Tank Engine (or whatever he's called), and took a real train ride with them on a restored section of train track in Baldwin City, Kansas. There was no time to explore at that time, but I went back yesterday, and here are some of the results. I really love the picture above. . . don't know why, it's certainly not abstract. I think it is all about the colors, the mood. . .
I like the way the corrugated metal around this door looks like black and white stripes.
I took almost 300 pictures. After shooting the train and the adjacent grain elevator, I explored around a place. . . I don't even know what you would call it. Not exactly a junk yard, not a recycling center. . . just full of cool rusting metal stuff and falling down buildings.
I have not had time to even look at all the pictures, let alone edit them. But I certainly found what I was looking for. . . texture, color, shapes.
Amazing stuff. I will use some of this in my future paintings.