My to my disappointment, our town has cancelled the Canada Day, July 1st fireworks for two consecutive years. However, the township is doing a New Years Eve show in the boonies tonight. Bob, took me over to scout out the place yesterday. If I do manage to get out there in the cold tonight, we'll see if we see how successful our scouting was.
That is for a future post — maybe. We shall see how it turns out. But after our reconnaissance, Bob took me around to some spots in the hinterland. It wasn't too cold, barely below freezing, and the atmosphere was softly overcast. I like making soft, winter photos, so the weather was right up my alley.
He took me to an abandoned property, but we had to shoot at a distance due to warning signs that we would be flogged and then boiled in oil if we had the temerity to trespass.
I took three photos looking up the lane from the gate. The first two are more or less at the distance at which the house appeared to us. I think the lane with its unsullied snow makes a nice, clean leading line. I did very little post processing, so the photos are substantially how they first appeared on my computer screen.
I like the simplicity and quiet of this image. The first configuration is my favorite. Wide and plenty of sky, very Rembrandt.
I love old houses and this one is a beaut. What a shame she has fallen into such disrepair. To be honest, I like the first shot, uncropped, of the lonely landscape with the lonely house in the midst of it. THe long view makes me think of the people who live in it all those years ago. We are so connected in this world, we have forgotten how to be alone.
I'm glad you avoided the flogging! Aren't zooms and cropping tools the best? Couldn't live without them. The birds I have in my current post, when shot with the camera "normally" were barely visible in the branches but when I zoomed you could see the whites of their eyes. Well, not really -- no whites in those eyes, but you could see pretty much every detail! You have more snow than we do, but we're due for six inches tomorrow.
Happy New Year -- so glad I discovered your blog. I need to figure out how to follow!
What a find in your wanderings with Bob. Like the other commenters, I am wondering what the story is behind this home (obviously once a beauty & loved). Great photos ... the first photo does stir the wonderings.
Happy New Year to you & Sue, all the best in 2022.
I guess it's beyond repair.
Quiet and serene landscape. Thanks, and I'm glad you got out. Happy New Year!
Not only a bare winter scene, the house itself is forlorn. I feel very sad looking at the first scene. But by the last, I have a bit of comfort...and can think of all the laughs and kids running in the halls and maybe sliding on a banister. Aren't their voices echoing down through those empty windows?
They are all good and evocative shots, but I love the distance and softness of the first one.
We have another day like it today - everything is icing up out here. Terrible driving, but good photography weather. Not cold. Our guy that drives in the dark to bring newspapers made it this morning. That is dedication.
Love the quiet ambiance. I can never decide how much to zoom/crop. I like some background but often leave in too much sky. (according to my John) Hope you get to and enjoy the show!
Sad to see a once vibrant family home stood open to the elements. I hope you can get out for some photos this evening.
I love the mystery of the first shot--but of course I ws happy to get a cloer look in the other two. And I really enjoyed the fiddling in your previous post.
The house is beautiful in its decline. I always so appreciate the inherent beauty of abandoned buildings, especially the many (often difficult) stories they portray.
What's the story behind that poor house? It looks like it could be fixed and sold. Sad to see houses go downhill because of fights over inheritance. THere's one on the end of our street that was finally put up for sale, purchased and rumor has it that new owners will be tearing it down. They only wanted the land to add to what they previously had purchased.
I bet this old house had some lovely stories.
Coffee is on and stay safe
Happy New Year Anvil! Old houses that were once substantial seem very sad to me.
For the first time in memory, we closed out last year with no snow but are going to pay for it in another hour according to the forecast. We are supposed to get close to 9 inches of the stuff along with 35 mile per hour winds so it will pile in much deeper amounts here on the edge of town.
You and Bob are forces to be reckoned with!
I had something else to say, but I forget what! Jeepers.
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