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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedJanuary 14, 2010
TakenDecember 18, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length42 mm
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For many years, I have wanted to stop and photograph this abandoned house, but was either in a hurry or there was too much traffic to avoid. This morning, I finally stopped and took the shoot after a long wait...having to almost park in a ditch with the emergency flasher going...I was on a major highway.

31 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    I am so glad you stopped. The timing was perfect because the light is incredible!! Great shot!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic capture, Don! Love it especially in the lightbox. I always love your landscape shots.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Cool find! Well done.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Fabulously captured Don....

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    With obstacles like that, yours could have easily become an abadoned car, Don!! KUDOS! Very nice image! I have had the same yearning to shoot a boat where there is absolutely ZERO place to park so I know the feeling, my friend! :~(

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    It was certainly worth the stop, Don!! This is a lovely photo, beautifully composed (especially under very difficult circumstances) , and with lovely colors. Very nice job, Don!

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Excellent Capture Of The Abandoned Don!!! Looks Great In Lightbox!!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    This is an outstanding shot! Very well done...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    I am glad you took that opportunity to stop ....Interesting that the roof of this house doesn't look bad but the rest of it looks like it is deteriorating...Great shot...

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (14 Jan 2010):

    Great find Donald. One has to wonder why people abandon houses and let them fall into disrepair.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Well worth the effort, my friend. It a great shot... like Regenia said... perfect lighting!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 Jan 2010):

    Oh so glad you got this shot! Its a home in-waiting! I love old abandoned houses, such memories that must remain within the old walls. But with not many walls left standing the memories must disappear forever. Brilliant comp. D.

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    glad you stayed safe getting this great shot! i am always finding something i would like to photograph but can't figure out a safe place to do so.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    So glad you stopped to capture this beautiful image!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (14 Jan 2010):

    Congratulations for doing it. Perhaps you could stop on a Sunday or any other day when there is less traffic for a closer look. Outstanding shot. I wonder what it would look like in b/w.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    It was worth the risk because this is a beautiful shot. I like the way the structure is framed in the front by the grasses and with the tall trees in the background. Excellent!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    well composed and personified

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    So glad you stopped!! This is a gorgeous shot!!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Now we need to see this interesting scene in the other 3 seasons. It would make a fascinating 4 part image. Nice work.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Shame it's on a major highway. Looks like a cool place to get close-ups of peeling paint etc. Nicely composed, layered between the grasses and distant trees.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    I'm glad that you were finally able to get that photo Don - it is excellent!!! I see a view of downtown Houston that I would love to take a photo of but it is on a busy freeway with only an emergency lane to stop in and I fear it would not be all that safe of a place to stop unless you had a true emergency!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett said (16 Jan 2010):


    What looks like a durable red roof is actually a rusted sheet metal roof!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Ditto the rest on glad you are safe. This is a grand shot, I have a weakness for the old, delapidated buildings. Some might say empathy in my case. ;-)

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    nice shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Wicked cool compo.

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    This is absolutely wonderful, Don!!!! Well worth the stop...it reminds me so much of the Mississippi house my dad was born in

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    So glad you stopped, this is my kind of images Don!

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    This is great - i can imagine the story you could create from images from inside it. Try and get in there someday if you can, some low saturation pics would be fantastic, early morning or late evening. Great work!

  • Liz A######

    Liz A###### (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Well worth the effort, Donald! It's a great subject and I like the sense of delicacy the whole shot conveys.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Very well framed

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    Love it !!! I spend alot of time looking for these old bldgs

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