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Adventures in Photography: Abandoned Estate 

Some things that surprise and inspire are found in the least likely places. Places that have the ability to transform you to another time and a completely different world. I spent an afternoon at such a place. It was an abandoned farm left desolate by its owners, only to leave behind beautiful structures and haunted dark corners. This was the first “destination shoot” I’ve attempted of its kind and I count it as a success. The place held emotion that haunted my conscience for the next week. It gave me a window into what a world looks like after its occupiers have left it. Even though there are no people living on the farm, there is still a presence of the mark they had left, the structures built, yet now, crumbling.

I went along with a friend- pictured above. He is a little more qualified in the photography arena and helped move me into directions I would not have taken if I had been alone. With that being said I would like to present the shoot. This will be the main format I will be using while trying to move this Blog forward. As I grow I want to focus on the photos themselves, what I was trying to capture and what I actually did capture.  Getting feedback from the readers is essential so please feel free to start a conversation about the shoot.


I was able to get a descent shot of the barn at a distance with the greenness of the grass surrounding.

This was one of the only places on the farm with open doors. Here is what we found. I doubt this canoe has been used in over twenty years. The walls had this great look to them of complete decay.

It had this gorgeous lane connecting the two smaller structures. I took it about fifteen different ways the sepia tone seemed to look best.

Lastly this.

Stay tune for next month where I shoot Jefferson’s Monticello…


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