Something from Nothing… or something from something?

The Something from Nothing series is about making compelling images of subjects that most people would overlook or pass by. The other day while hiking in the Kootenay Plains in the Canadian Rockies, I came across a burned out car in a ceremonial area . On seeing the car my heart raced and my brain said, ‘Cool, that is so awesome!” I am sure most photographers reading this blog would love to stumble upon a visual gem like this one! Yet, there might be some of you that have a hard time seeing the beauty in a derelict, flame roasted car. For those of you in the latter camp here is my “something from nothing” on an object which really is “wow, ain’t that something!”

K-CAR100

©Darwin Wiggett – The overview of the car

©Darwin Wiggett - Looking back to a Sundance in the background.

©Darwin Wiggett – Looking back to a Sundance in the background.

©Darwin Wiggett - In the Aspen forest.

©Darwin Wiggett – In the Aspen forest.

©Darwin Wiggett - Low Rider!

©Darwin Wiggett – Low Rider!

©Darwin Wiggett - Tilted.

©Darwin Wiggett – Tilted.

©Darwin Wiggett - Burn rubber.

©Darwin Wiggett – Burn rubber.

©Darwin Wiggett - Empty.

©Darwin Wiggett – Empty.

©Darwin Wiggett - Snake skin.

©Darwin Wiggett – Snake skin.

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett 

©Darwin Wiggett

©Darwin Wiggett 

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.

8 Comments

  1. Jemmie
    April 26, 2013

    Love this “Something from nothing” series! I love doing this style photography even when I get negative comments from those who don’t appreciate it. Your photography is beautiful.

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  2. Judy Windsor
    April 26, 2013

    Great set of photos and hard to pick a favourite, I do love the one you called “Empty”. Thanks for hosting this fun photographic experiment, the photos submitted were awesome!

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  3. Bo
    April 26, 2013

    Really enjoyed this series, especially the last few. I’m very fond of extreme closeups, and the second to last is my favorite.

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    • Darwin Wiggett
      April 26, 2013

      Hi Bo,

      We have the same tastes, the second to last is my favorite of the series as well… reminds me of fish skin!

  4. Anna
    April 26, 2013

    Darwin, you found a gem in this burned out car. My favorites are the ‘snake skin’ images, also. Such wonderful patterns are revealed in these!

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  5. Guy
    April 26, 2013

    Fine pics, just a bad example for the location – having enjoyed the place!

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  6. eremophila
    April 26, 2013

    I love ‘Empty’! Just recently I came across a wreck, not burned out though, and had lots of fun with it.

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  7. Jane Chesebrough
    April 27, 2013

    LOVE the abstracts.especially the first fourth and sixth.Great series, so many interesting views.

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