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Abandoned Homestead

Abandoned Homestead
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Magnificent Capture
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16 Comments | Report
markaament
 
markaament November 26, 2015
Nice work, I have shots of this same house! So cool!
gek1701
 
gek1701 November 29, 2015
A great shot!! I wonder who lived there?
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature November 30, 2015
Wonderful Image Great Texture,s Contrast "Excellent Image"
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic November 30, 2015
Thank you very much!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden November 30, 2015
Wonderful... if any picture tells a thousend words, this one does!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic November 30, 2015
Thank you so much!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 19, 2015
like it!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic December 20, 2015
Thank You!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 20, 2015
Greta shot , voted Image of the Month
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini January 22, 2016
great work
brucesharock
 
brucesharock February 14, 2016
There is something about old run down buildings that captures my eye.I like the broken windows and worn away paint. That adds to its beauty! Nice photo! Thanks for all the likes and Peer awards. Happy Valentines Day!
Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 April 09, 2016
I just love this shot. I have spent many hours looking for a place like this. Just fantastic capture!!!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography April 13, 2016
Stunning!!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 28, 2016
Voted Beauty in Ruins
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 July 16, 2016
Love this image, great find!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 25, 2016
Voted My Best Shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in the village of Washtucna, Wa. We were driving to see and photograph Palouse Falls (WA State symbol) when we noticed this abandoned homestead.
Time
Photo was taken around the noon, on a hot late May day.
Lighting
No artificial lighting was used. Sky was covered with some light clouds, so I took a lots of shots. Later I sorted photos with diffuse light and the ones with direct sun.
Equipment
I used hand held Nikon D7100 with, I believe 70 mm lens.
Inspiration
Twenty three years ago we moved to Inland Nortwest. We wanted to learn more about the people of the region, and I stumbled upon book "Bad Land" written by an Englishman who married local girl (forgot his name). He traced her family roots in documentary manner and beautifully described struggle for survival of all those people who were initially resettled by railroad company to the Bad Lands of Montana. It was one way ticket, with "take care" and no support from anyone. Ever! Half of them died in the famine, and majority of the rest slowly moved towards Idaho and Washington state in a search for water. We came to this country on one way ticket, only descendants of those people surrounded us with kindness and support. Quickly we understood the poet's verse: "so much depends upon. a red wheel barrow. glazed with rain water. beside the white chickens".
Editing
I import my photos with Lightroom and make no apologies for it (got some comments). After muting highlights and shadows, I tinker with B&W and tone curve.
In my camera bag
Nikon guy, d810 d7100, wide , zoom, and some prime.
Feedback
I always try to capture and celebrate dignity of life in my photography. (Certainly, like any other hobbyist I don't challenge myself too much - I only photograph what I like.) Have you been in WA state lately? It was all built in last 160 years. And it started in a places like this. I hope I captured the sense of nostalgia and articulated my admiration for the period. Oh yeah, one more thing - my children speak perfect English, they already told me about articles and syntax. It comes with an early language acquisition so bear with me... :)

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