Abandoned farmhouse

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Comments (11)

© Carsten on December 18, 2007

Very nice. The yellow is a good contrast to the trees. The barn is close to break down. The brown lines in the foreground are framing the composition. I like it.



Marilyn Whiteley on December 18, 2007

Again thank you. I'm very tired and couldn't decide which to post, so I posted both! I had lots of time to check different angles because, when I parked at the side of the road, my car got stuck and I had to wait an hour and a half for tow truck to come and pull me out!! Some of the time I waited in a nearby (occupied) house, but much I spent out-of-doors or in the car. That's one of the potential problems of winter here! (And that's why I'm unusually tired.)

Greetings, Marilyn

Palmina Moore on December 19, 2007

Beautiful shot Marilyn


Wallace Rivera on December 19, 2007

Beautiful shot! Looks coldddddd! :)

Marilyn Whiteley on December 19, 2007

Thank you, Palmina and Wallace. It was certainly below freezing, but it wasn't as cold as it has been or will be again this winter. The lighting was unusual: all day there was a very thin layer of cloud in front of the sun, so colours were a bit muted and delicate. It was a lovely time for photography, but would have been better if I hadn't got my car stuck in the snow, as I explained in my comment to Carsten.

Lilypon on December 19, 2007

I love this one Marilyn! And I see that angle you've been talking to me about! :D :D :D

Cheers, Pam

Marilyn Whiteley on December 19, 2007

Thanks, Pam. You see it can look sort of lonely in the country even in Ontario--though it can't compete with your territory! Cheers, Marilyn

Lilypon on December 19, 2007

Marilyn I had to click on your map to see what the overall look of the area is like after reading your statement above. It reminds me of the farming area around the Battlefords (more trees;)!!!

I'm really going to have to go farther into Ontario than Lake of the Woods one of these years!

Vicki Atkins on December 21, 2007

Marilyn, I can very much relate to this photo and story. There are many places like this near my home, and plenty of roads you could get stuck on the side of at the moment! You were very fortunate to have a place to go, the occupied house, and also to find the peace of mind to spend your time occupied with your photography! Its one of those times when it is better by far to use your time for pleasure than to worry! Good to see you made the best of it, and had some very nice photographs come out of the experience.

Thank you for sharing this!


Marilyn Whiteley on December 21, 2007

Thanks, Vicki. I was very fortunate, and of course I was much better off than I would have been most places on the prairies! There was little traffic, but during the time I was outside or in the car, all three vehicles that passed stopped to see whether I needed help. That was heartening. (I was glad that I'd recharged my camera batteries before I went out!)


George Sled on December 22, 2007

Thanks, Marilyn. I have enough 'broken barns' and complete barns to fill a whole gallery. I agree with your son.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 18, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/12/18 14:49:43
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 38.81mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash