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Friday, January 15, 2010


Nature is slowly reclaiming her ground.

Like ivy on an old stone wall, saplings and vines are encroaching on this once stately country home. Gray sky...white snow and once white house made this a great candidate for a black and white version of an otherwise colorless image. It was as if the blood was slowly being drained from the home...just before burial.

Dan

19 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I know that feeling...!
Great choice for black-and-white, it looks almost like a pencil drawing.

Suicide Barbie said...

Great image! I love the way you have described it like a living thing getting ready to lay down and down and cease to be.

Sunny said...

You have captured the beauty and sadness of this lovely old house. It would be nice if someone saved it before it's to late.
Sunny :)

shabby girl said...

So many of your photographs make me want to see inside. Maybe it's the photo, maybe it's the words. But it always works!

Rebecca said...

Oh I think I would love to buy that house and love it back to its glory.

septembermom said...

Awesome description for this picture.

Cynthia L. H. said...

I want to know who's peeking through the curtains on the 2nd and 4th windows, first floor....
;^-

_we_the_pieces_ said...

I like the description, really capture the feelings the image evokes

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I used the same technique as you do quite a bit...extreme sharpening to bring out the details.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

S Barbie...thanks and that is the feeling I got when I looked at this once glorious house...now dying.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...this house has been abandoned for awhile and I think folks have given up on it.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Shabbygirl...I would like to see inside this one as well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Rebecca...I have gathered from some of your past comments that you like this era and even before. It would be great to see it restored to it's past glory.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom...hope your weekend is going well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...Yeoww! I had to go back and look and the curtains are pulled back as if someone was looking out...I am positive that the house is abandoned! Thanks for freaking me out!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Molly...hope things are going well for you out there in sunny California..I wish I had your warmth right now!

Dan

...... Bobbi said...

I really love this one! Old buildings and homes are my favorite!

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi...great to hear from you and I hope the New Year is treating you well. This at least was close to an old barn! I know you love barns!

Dan

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