A forsaken home in the Sacramento Valley of California
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it's beautiful though...is there too much traffic on that highway?
10 Feb 2009 5:18am
Doesn't this make you want to know the history of a home when you see one such as this sitting alone?
10 Feb 2009 5:57am
such a shame, looks a nice spot. good image
10 Feb 2009 6:44am
You could easily say this is not a pretty photograph but it IS an excellent one. A very fine documentary...beautifully composed and processed.
10 Feb 2009 7:30am
the huge space in the foreground enhances the fell of abandonedness, great work
10 Feb 2009 7:46am
The great foreground putting the abandoned house in the distance makes it so good*
10 Feb 2009 8:24am
As complementary image of yesterday's, this abandonated space shows the spectacle of desolation and waste land that the b/w accentuates.
10 Feb 2009 8:41am
Good b & w, beautiful grey tones
10 Feb 2009 10:55am
Love the quality of light..the sense of endless flatness.
10 Feb 2009 12:45pm
A beautiful B&W for this composition…
10 Feb 2009 1:37pm
Hey Stephen, it's a great delight to view a b&w from you and this one is up to such high standard! Perfect tone, lighting and composition... enjoy this alot!!!
10 Feb 2009 1:50pm
Really gives the feel of the 20's.....what a great place for someone to renovate.....Only suggestion is to straighten out the line of the road........
@Susan: Ummmm. An interesting observation regarding that line, Susan. It was something I hadn't noticed and my mind now plays tricks - seeing it two ways. The image is level (note the roof) - apparently, the road has a slight grade through here. That line also cuts the image in half - which would normally drive me crazy.
Great shot. Did it stand too long and get graffiti on it?
10 Feb 2009 2:23pm
@dogilicious: I have no idea - I'm tempted to go back and do a history of this place. This would involve interviewing the neighboring farms and checking the county records.
Wonderful straight on capture. Love the earth in the forefront.
10 Feb 2009 2:51pm
what a shame..... - I realy like the b&w treatment in this - could be an image from the dustbowl during the great depression
10 Feb 2009 4:59pm
a sad home but a beautiful shot. i especially like the artwork on the side of the house.
10 Feb 2009 5:26pm
A nice composition and beautiful tones in this fine B&W.
10 Feb 2009 5:27pm
The demise of someone's dreams and aspirations, so sad to see. With the foreclosure of so many mortgages in the world due to the global meltdown, this year will be a tough one for so many. Well captured, Stephen, and perfect in mono.
10 Feb 2009 6:47pm
Clean shot ! lovely b&w .. tnx
10 Feb 2009 6:58pm
I like this photo!
Bottom half, life;
top half, death.
10 Feb 2009 7:12pm
That line in the middle is what I'm talking about.... ordinarily, i wouldn't want it there either, but since it's there, might as well use it!! ..... if it's straightened out, just the tiniest bit.....it might call less attention to the "line right across the middle"....... I'd definitely play with it, and see what it looks like...just my personal thoughts.... :)
10 Feb 2009 7:26pm
Nice toning and fine composition. I like the structures of the ground!
10 Feb 2009 7:27pm
very nicely observed and documented. Great processing in BW Stephen!
10 Feb 2009 9:58pm
great processing. The first thing I thought was a play on an old title, "A highway runs through it" instead of river. You did a great job getting back to include that dry bit of dirt in the foreground -- adds perfectly to the sense of abandonment.
10 Feb 2009 11:09pm
Get the keys... I'll take it. Lovely shot Stephen, it's probably very noisy there hence its vacant state.
11 Feb 2009 12:29am
I am not sure about this one yet. The house is so intriguing, yet I have no detail to draw upon. The black of the garage pulls me in, but it is not the focal point of the photo. The painted line in the road does cut the photo in half breaking the law of 1/3's (which I often break because, well, some laws are just meant to be broken). I do like your idea of getting some history and perhaps some more in depth photos to go along with the history. As always, just my humble opinion.
11 Feb 2009 3:27am
@Walter: Your opinion is worth a good deal and is always most welcome, Walter - thanks.
Very nice image. The BW treatment is perfect!
11 Feb 2009 5:20am
@Aaron W. Strasburg: Thanks, Arron - for the visit and comment.
Your good at this roadside scene Stephen,well done !!
11 Feb 2009 4:58pm
Something about this image seems hopeful - maybe the distance hides some of the decay. Sad to think, though, that it was once someone's home and now stands alone.
12 Feb 2009 3:21am
very nice - i like the stripes of land and road, and the light on the old buildings.
12 Feb 2009 5:04pm
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