45 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned.

        1. And I thought I was up early. But I’m headed to the Maine coast for sunrise, what’s your excuse for being up at this foolishly early hour? 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome Deb. Aren’t old barns great! For me, the older, more run down, neglected, ready to fall in on themselves, the better. Sure there’s something about those picture perfect, red and white well manicured barns, but there seems to be so much more history in the long forgotten ones. Though I admit it is also sad to see such a great structure in such a state of neglect.

      1. Totally agree. I love older barns and yes it is so sad to see some of them falling down. My parents bought my great grandparents farm on Washington Island. It was old when they bought it in the ’80’s and they didn’t keep up the maintenance. Half of it fell down, the half us kids played in. He used up the barn wood, which is cool but we lost history. I have some shots of the barn from last fall I will have to revisit. Saddest thing is now that Mom is gone, he has it up for sale.

        1. Sadder still it will likely be bought up by a developer and have a housing development on it before you know it. There’s a farm near me that’s up for sale. Absolutely gorgeous piece of property too. If only I had the money…

    1. Not all, but most of them. The truck frame, the farm wagon, and the equipment from the granite quarry are pretty much in the woods. I stumbled across the frame and wagon in the woods near my house. The quarry is fairly well known by locals, and someone I know took me there. You’d have a hard time finding it without pretty good knowledge of the area.

      The barn and gas pump were on an abandoned farm in norther NH. Pretty much road side though.

    1. Thanks Tina. I really need to play around with B&W more. I’m trying to teach myself to “see” in B&W more. Since I shoot RAW, I often set my camera to monochrome so the LCD preview is in B&W. That helps me see at the time of capture what might work. And since I’m shooting in RAW, I still have the full color file if it just isn’t going to work.

      1. Well, thank you. I appreciate that. That means a lot to me.

        Did you know that Getty Images has released some 35 million, if I remember correctly, of its images to be used by anyone? You just have to use its embedded code to properly identify the photo.

        I’ve already used it for my Odds and End Thoughts blog, although I haven’t yet posted it. Most of the time, I’m not able to find something of my own appropriate for use in that blog, but I like to have a supporting photo for each post.

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