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Route Artifacts Reach 100

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Route Artifact 0100

Route Artifact 0100 © Richard Wezensky

I’ve been collecting shots of items that I find while riding my bike. I call them my Route Artifacts (I’ve written about them here and here).

My collection has reached it’s 100th shot this week while I was commuting to work. I was hoping to find something big and spectacular for this milestone. Looks like this might work.

To see more of my collection, click here. I’ve also started a flickr group for others to post theirs. Click here to see those.

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June 9, 2011 at 5:55 am

If you find it on the road, shoot it. Route Artifacts Revisited.

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Last year I wrote a post about one of my favorite photographic subject: Route Artifacts. These are interesting things that I find on the road or path while riding my bike. My goal is to shoot the subject and leave it as I found it, keeping the picture as my only souvenir. I usually avoid shooting ordinary objects, trash or dead things, but sometimes those objects might tell an interesting story as well.

I started a photo set on Flickr over a year a go with just a few pics and now I have over 60. If you have a moment, you should go check them out. I’ve also started a Flickr Group so that others can share their own Route Artifacts – you are welcome to contribute. Here are just a few of my favorites:

I actually donated this to the church it was in front of.

Found this on a quiet suburban street.

I never turned over that other card.

Written by dickdavid

July 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

Route Artifacts

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I love making wrong turns.

I’m usually the guy that has a great sense of direction and knows exactly where I want to go. Occasionally, I am known to make mistakes (my wife would say more often than not), and find myself making new discoveries on my rides.

On one of my off-the-beaten path excursions, I happened to notice a little object sitting on the road. On closer observation, I realized it was a little toy – an action figure that resembled some sort of pro wrestler. I don’t know why this peaked my interest, but I went ahead and shot a picture of it.

Perhaps it was the little mystery of where it came from or maybe I was just interested in the fact that it was a random discovery, made possible by a previous mistake in direction. Either way, I’ve now captured it by photo.

I am now more aware of things that show up on my routes and shoot pics of them if they interest me. I’ve even started a flickr pool to share them with others. Hopefully, other folks can share their discoveries.

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July 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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