Monday, May 30, 2016

VISITS TO AN OLD FRIEND

A few years ago I had discovered an abandoned farmhouse a few miles from our home and have gone there for photo shoots numerous times, despite the fact that the property features a number of No
Trespassing signs.  I'm not sure what I would say if the owner or the police showed up and asked what I was doing on the premises.  Hasn't been a problem so far.

It had been quite a while since I had visited the property, and I actually paid three separate visits over the past 20 days or so.  Things hadn't changed much other than a further general deterioration of the premises.  First, a "classic" shot of the house and surrounding land.


On a later evening I visited the place just in advance of an approaching storm and took the following shot.


Not as impressive as I had hoped.  I think I need instruction on how to capture storm clouds.  Mine never look as threatening or dramatic as the ones I see from others.  Either that or our neck of the woods doesn't witness the kind of weather experienced elsewhere.

On an earlier date I had taken the following shot of the house.


I had intentionally taken this shot from close up with my lens set at a 24 mm focal length in order to distort the structure's lines.  I thought this technique served to increase the structure's apparent decrepitude.

This property was originally a dairy farm, including a barn and associated outbuildings.  I did like the following window in one of those buildings, primarily for its loss of rectilinearity.


The farm also featured one of those steel Harvestore silos that was quietly rusting away.


Here's a detail shot of the silo similar to ones I have taken before.  If I have an "eye," it is for shots like this one.  But, as my wife might say, "Who would hang that on their wall?"  Well, um, I might.


John

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures of the old abandoned old farmhouse Thanks for sharing

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