For this collage, I searched Flickr for CC licensed photos using the word "desolate." After choosing the pictures I liked best, I noticed that they shared a common theme of lines. So I decided to work with that. The fence picture (upper left) is by Nathan Siemers (www.flickr.com/photos/nosha/), the crowbar in the parking lot is by Lee Haywood (www.flickr.com/photos/leehaywo…, the crosswalk is by Nestor Lacle (www.flickr.com/photos/nestorla…, and the fenced buildings are by Maarten Brinkerink (www.flickr.com/photos/maartenb…. The texture over the top of everything was created from a photo by Julie Edgley (www.flickr.com/photos/julieedg….