DPOJ Photojournalists Shadows of the Past

Isabella G.
Shadows of the Past
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Shadows of the Past
Story: I was hiking on the Porter’s Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when I came upon the rusted remains of an old car. There are many such remnants of the past throughout the park, each with their own story. When the area became a national park, many native residents had to leave. Often, the items they left behind were too large and difficult to remove, so the park service just left them. To those of us who love the Smoky Mountains, each one has become its own story of what life was like long ago. This particular one spoke to me because of the way the shadows fell as I framed the photo. The shadows looked like a curtain pulling away to reveal a tiny glimpse of a long-forgotten time.
Process: I used a Canon Rebel T-6 camera on landscape setting with no filters. I manually focused and framed the photo with the car as the focal point in the middle of the trees with the shadows coming in from the side of the forest.