Saturday, November 17, 2012


The abandoned house near our home was once an operating dairy farm, and there are a barn, two silos, and various outbuildings on the property.  Here is a photo of the barn taken in late afternoon.

Here are a couple of photos of a window in an outbuilding that caught my eye because, while the window frame had remained rectangular, the window itself has deteriorated into a parallelogram.

The first shot was taken around midday, while the second was taken in the late afternoon--an interesting study in the importance of the quality of the light.

The buildings included a steel silo located on the north side of the barn.  Here is a B&W of the silo and barn.

And here are a couple of shots the silo.

This second shot of the west side of the silo was actually taken shortly after sunset.

There is some "artwork" located on the west side of the barn.

The above shot reflects that the windows of the barn were made of glass block.  And I decided that they might present a photo opportunity.  Initially, I started taking shots from the interior of the barn of the block glass of the windows facing the sun, but the glass was, of course, extremely dirty and the sunlight just accentuated that.  So I began taking shots through the windows facing away from the sun.

Of course, some of the glass blocks had been broken.

Boys will be boys.

Here is a selected portion of one of the windows.

I like that the scene has an impressionistic quality to it and the borders of the glass blocks add interest.

I also took a number of close-up shots . . .

. . . including of broken blocks.

Taken with my Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lens.

1 comment:

  1. John
    I Am Oscar Chaves
    The guy who works at the Mequon Office Depot
    Who is the owner of that mansion? I would love to ask permition to take photos INSIDE the property.
    It is such an elengant place.
    You can e-mail me at
    Thank You