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Posted By: tpg2, 01-15-2012, 08:35 AM

During the winter months, I have a favorite place to take sunset shots. One day between the holidays, I had some time off of work so I went to take a couple of sunset shots (hoping there would be a nice sunset) I set my tripod and camera up and decided to move into the cornfield a little deeper to change my angle and keep a couple of houses out of the picture. While the sun was setting, nothing dramatic, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this broken down old house about 300 yards away tucked in the middle of the neighboring cornfield. This was too good not to take a shot but it was quite dark. A couple of days later I went back and hiked over to this building and took this and many more shots...I love shooting these old buildings.
Hope you all enjoy, C&C welcome. Happy New Years to all! Tom

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It almost looks like a old railroad depot from an abandoned railroad. It would be interesting to learn the history of it.
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Tom, that is a great shot, love the colors and texture here. You know, that is in good shape considering, even has the glass there. Could be a great fixer upper and it is built off of the ground high enough for flooding. Take care...
Tom, did you get close enough to see the cross in the rear of the dwellings?

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Love this! Fantastically well captured photo of decaying beauty my friend.

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The composition, color and texture all are rich. Beautiful job.

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Lovely shot.....lots of "history" there.....it would once have been some-one's home.....I wonder who lived there & what happened to them.....these are the thoughts that come to my mind when I see something like this.
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If these walls only had ears, they could tell some tales i an sure.
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abandoned homes always strike a compelling chord ... so many questions as to what happened.... fine capture... dave m

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Nice capture Tom.It has that nostalgic look to it.--charliezap
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Great shot! I love the colors and composition!
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It almost looks like a old railroad depot from an abandoned railroad. It would be interesting to learn the history of it.
Yes it would. This one was smack-dab in the middle of a cornfield way off of any road/RR tracks. Just by looking at it, it appears that it was someones home way back when. Thanks for looking Jim! Tom
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Tom, that is a great shot, love the colors and texture here. You know, that is in good shape considering, even has the glass there. Could be a great fixer upper and it is built off of the ground high enough for flooding. Take care... Tom, did you get close enough to see the cross in the rear of the dwellings?
Thanks for the kind comment Bob! I agree that it would be a good "Fixer-Upper" but it has it's own beauty the way it is. As for the cross, it's a grave of some sort...maybe a pet but definitly not a persons. Thanks for looking! Tom
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Love this! Fantastically well captured photo of decaying beauty my friend.
Thanks so much Captain, glad you like it! Tom
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The composition, color and texture all are rich. Beautiful job. Jer
Thanks Jer! Your comment made my day!! Tom
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Lovely shot.....lots of "history" there.....it would once have been some-one's home.....I wonder who lived there & what happened to them.....these are the thoughts that come to my mind when I see something like this. Cheers, Pickles.
Pickles, I share your thoughts. What I need to do is dig a little more into the history of the area I live...only been here 6 yrs and just finally getting settled in with my new family. Instead of houses apon houses, developments and congestion, here its farms, corfields and horse drawn buggies (amish). Quite a bit different than where I use to live!
Thank you for your kind comment!! Tom
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