01-12-13 Rustic

2012 01-12 Rustic

I took this photo on September 5, 2004, and it’s been in a virtual shoebox ever since. As my regular readers perhaps know, I am a photo packrat and from time to time I go digging for stuff I did a long time ago. You will also know that I return to the same places again and again. And this old farmstead is a good example.

What I like about this particular photo is the sense of loneliness it conveys. The black and white treatment and the odd, dull sky help with this. And speaking of the sky, the real reason I converted to black and white is that the interesting bands that seem to emanate from the right hand side, were not really visible in the original color version. These buildings still stand after all these years, though I suspect that someday they will be torn down.

“Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.” Kansas – “Dust In the Wind”

Canon 1DII 1/2s f/11.0 ISO200 29mm

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