Tuesday, June 7, 2011

An old homestead

This place remains behind a locked gate and a "No Trespassing" sign, but I snuck a few shots from the driveway.  I put the pictures into 'cartoon' mode, just for grins.  I like the effect it gave all the detail - like an ink drawing.

Here's some regular photos.

73 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I love all of that I am glad that the wagon wheel is bolted down or wired. Too bad you couldn't see the house. Inside I mean.

Furry Bottoms said...

The cartoon actually shows much more detail than the regular photo. how fun!!!

Judy said...

I really, really, like that wagon wheel. The cabin looks cool in the cartoon mode.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, i just love it!

great detail and composition!

betty xx

Canyon Girl said...

Love that wagon wheel. And old, abandoned, places are so neat, aren't they?

from my front porch... said...

Places like this make my heart sing! If I were with you, we could jump the fence and explore!
xo, misha

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like a good spot for unique photos.

Deb said...

wouldn't it be to fun to be able to explore behind the fence...

wayside wanderer said...

I would love to know the stories this house could tell.

The Hunter's Wife said...

Very nice.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

I love shooting old places like this and cartoon mode is how what's left of my mind operates so I really enjoyed this.

holdingmoments said...

I love these pictures; great subjects and composition.
Such a shame to see it neglected like that.

I love the 'cartoon' treatment too.

Tricia said...

Wouldn't you just love to hear the story of that place! =)

Lesa said...

Ditto what Tricia said! Old homeplaces always make me wonder about the memories left behind. Is the owner around? Maybe they could tell about it or let you explore.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the effect of the cartoon mode on those shots. "Sign? What sign? I didn't see any 'No Trespassing' sign. Sorry. I'll be on my way."

Hilda R.B said...

I love this old houses. Very nice series. Well done!

Gary said...

Great walk!! I think if Boom & I were there we'd have talked you and your guys into going inside. Just couldn't resist such an interesting place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Ms. ~K said...

That's one of the things I love about living in the country...

Diane AZ said...

Looks like you picked the perfect images to use cartoon setting on. I love the wagon wheel!

Ms. Becky said...

I would be so tempted to trespass. I like the cacti growing under the wagon wheel. these are some really cool shots.

Sharon said...

I like the cartoon mode better. Really a cool old place!

Mama-Bug said...

so glad you captured this old place with your camera. Old buildings and homes like these probably have some great stories.

Paula said...

We have an old home in our area and crafters have started taking boards off one by one. I think it would have been okay to look maybe but that is just wrong for them to deface property that doesn't belong to them. Your pictures are wonderful.

AJ said...

What a cool wagon wheel! Love the
cartoon effect...

Zondra Art said...

I love these pictures and stories, great work!

Jan n Jer said...

I love these...the editing makes it look like a postcard. Love that wagon wheel too!

Sandra said...

i like the cartoon and the out of the camera, both are beautiful, i think the first one should be framed and hanging on the wall.

Bob Bushell said...

I really like the cartoon mode, good pictures.

IanH said...

Now that is what I call a handyman's dream! Just a little TLC and it's a quaint place. It almost makes me want to rejoin the workforce, well, almost.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What a great old place. Wonder if the owners are around. I would love to take a metal detector out to a place like that!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Reminds me of my grandparents old home. Very nice Tex, and frameable too. Wish I had that old wagon wheel!

Frank Baron said...

Interesting place and nice shots. It reminds me of my great-grandmother's little cabin. She had no electricity and got her water from a rain barrel. Sure wish I could photograph the place now but it's long gone.

Robin said...

T, I've seen places like this here, across the prairies, they always make me think of the lives and history of the people that lived there. Someone dreams slowly crumbling

Farmchick said...

My kind of shots and I really like that cartoon mode.

beth said...

LOVE IT.....i would have so totally trespassed to get closer to this....unless there was an electric fence :)

Rural Revival said...

I love this place! I would seriously be tempted to break the no trespassing rule though. In fact, I kind of did last Friday, I stuck to the driveway though, does that make it okay?

: )

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I love both views: the regular and the cartoon.

Old homesteads are so special. Just think of the stories they could tell......

Genie said...

What fun to experiment with different processing techniques. I really do like the funky ones...or should I say the cartoon ones. Glad you show both versions. Comparisons are always fun to make.

Kay's flowers said...

That is a really cool old homestead and like you I would want to get in there and poke around.

Where do I go to change the way my comment page is set up? I'm not sure how to do that.

Lola is getting better, but I still can't leave her because I don't want her scratching her neck wound, so am kind of a prisoner is my own home. But we still have her and that's the important thing.

Love all your postings. You have such a great blog.

Nancy said...

Very nice photos of the old place. Love the wagon wheel. :)

Unknown Mami said...

I really like the cartoon detail. You trespasser, you.

Michaele said...

Sneak in their and get some photos for us. If you get caught you can just tell them we told you to.

joo said...

It's such a lovely place!

Snappy Di said...

Great 3rd and 4th photo. Don't you just love how computers allow us to be creative... as well as cameras!

DI

Adam Tilt said...

I'm a big fan of abandoned places so I can see why you were drawn to this one. I always wonder about the story behind buildings such as this and can never resist a closer peak.

edenhills said...

Those are great pictures either way!

Teresa

Buttons said...

Cool that looks like fun. B

Dawn said...

Very nice shots. How daring are you? I want another shot of that house...from inside;);)
JK:)))

eileeninmd said...

Neat shots, I love the old wagon wheel.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

LOVE that! Very detailed and the effect looks like a postcard!

Ali said...

Ooohhh sneaking pics and almost trespassing... love the results.

Randy said...

Love the fence and wheel. Looks like my kind of place.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - interesting set of pictures. I have a bit of a fondness for such old buildings as well, but can’t help think that they really tell us something about what is happening to our rural environments. I'm going to have to think about it, but I wonder if it’s about the lack of economic activity? So that the "countryside" has no other function than to be a picturesque place to visit (if you have the time and the money) - but not a place where people earn a living by being in contact with the land. I could be talking nonsense here, but it's what sprang to mind!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Debbie said...

oooohhhh i love these!!!

i am also very proud of your "almost trespassing", good work. i think you should go back & get pictures of the inside...i see a curtain pulled slightly to the side!!!

i just love these old buildings, this one is definately a real treasure!!!

Jill said...

I wish those walls could talk. I would love to snoop around there. It's a neat place and I wish I had that wagon wheel. Love the cartoon addition...it really does enhance it all.

Gail Dixon said...

In a certain way the cartoon edits remind me of HDR photography because it brought out all the lovely details. Wonderful shots!

Barb said...

Your textured photos seem to add to the antiquity and mood. I love the way the brick, framing, and grass seems etched. I've started to fool around with some of my photos, too - it's fun!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Very neat. I love the brick chimney.

Dyche Designs said...

Great pics, love that last one.

barbara l. hale said...

I like the way the "cartoon mode" looks. It does bring out the detail. Love old places like that. So much character.

Montanagirl said...

Love that wagon wheel. Your photo effects are quite nice. Fun to try different things.

Tiffany said...

Great shots, love the treatment on the first two...that old wood would be perfect for a portrait backdrop:)

Tiffany

bailey-road.com said...

That mode worked very well with these images - really brought out detail!

Allison said...

Oh... go inside and have a picnic!! Bring candles and ghost stories, too!

Joe said...

Great shots. I love the wagon wheel.

Clint said...

The photo of the old homestead is the kind of shot I truly love. Like an ancient, weathered barn, these old structures can tell you a whole bunch of stories...

Justin said...

Great photos! I absolutely love old, weathered barns/buildings photos.. I have played with the cartooned feature much, but it does give it some great detail!!

Rose said...

Oh, wow, I love all these shots, but that last one is superb. At least in my opinion.

bon bon said...

that is a great technique, perfectly suited for these captures.

Gone Country said...

The carton mode is pretty cool! I would love to buy that place and restore it! Even to just be able to have a look around would be so cool! I'm glad you 'snuck' some shots in of this awesome place!

Marissa ♥ said...

The carton mode is pretty awesome!
It works well on these photos.

Deb said...

I say jump the fence and take more pictures. Love the wagon wheel.

petspeopleandlife said...

Better late than never to comment on a post. What is cartoon mode on what kind of camera? I'm very curious. I like the detail very much.

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