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ABANDONED FARMHOUSE . . .Found this old abandoned farmhouse this afternoon in Monroe, Tennessee. Quite a history that goes with it. Don't know all the details but am determined to search further. I do know it was build in 1782 on a few thousand acres. Owners were the wealthy land barons of the area. Nothing else around or miles and miles. S couple small additions were added in the 1950's. Property now is a dumping ground for old autos etc. This is only the front of the house. The house is L shaped and the back portion (part of the original house) extends quite far behind.

I have always been fascinated by old houses and barns and outbuildings. Abandoned ones are my very fave. If only this old mansion could talk, what stories it could no doubt tell. I have been told it has some tie to the Civil War but have not found out the facts yet.

As most of you know, I am a big fan of color. The brighter and bolder the color is the better for me. However, that having been said I think there comes a time one must give B & W a try. For myself I find B & W a more difficult genre as not all subjects do well with the transition.

Thanks for looking.

Have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,
PattiSmile

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jan 2013 - 5:38 AM
Focal Length:4.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:130
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:ABANDONED FARMHOUSE . . .
Username:PattiW PattiW
Uploaded:6 Jan 2013 - 1:55 AM
Tags:Black & white, House
Votes:47

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
6 Jan 2013 - 2:13 AM

I think this is a great picture. I like your information you added for detail also. I like old structures/nice architecural photography. Real Nice.Wink

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debu  4 India
6 Jan 2013 - 2:24 AM

Very nice mono.
debu

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 3:39 AM

Nice mono.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:42 AM

What a shame to let this beautiful building go to rack and ruin, it must have been stunning in its heyday, Patti. Strange that people can still take care of the trees, but ignore the house Sad Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 7:04 AM

Looks like everything, even the trees, has given up! Makes an excellent mono. I too would love to know the story as it looks like it has been a wonderful house and setting once upon a time!

Ann

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digital_boi
6 Jan 2013 - 8:18 AM

even the trees have given up well suited to B&W

Graham

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:46 AM

Colour as a version for comparison? I think this works well in mono, with no distraction of colour the tones and textures of the 'dilapidation' come out well. It must have a fascinating history, well captured, Patti.

Dave

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

Like you say "If only they could talk"

Will we be seeing more images of the house? I do hope so. Smile


David.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:43 AM

The b/w vision really adds starkness to the scene Patti. Finding the history will be really interesting.
Joan.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:24 AM

An intriguing house. Works very well in mono Patti.
Carole

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stu8fish
stu8fish  1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 11:58 AM

Needs a night visit.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:23 PM

A property needing much TLC.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:33 PM

Patti this for me is quite fantastic. The kind of old building that, if only it could talk, could reveal hundreds of secrets of days gone by. It amazes me that anyone could simply walk away from it and never go back. Must have been some staggering decision or problem that brought that about.
I wish you well with your research and cant wait to hear more and perhaps see some more shots around the place. Shame about that big old tree stump being slap bang in the way !!
Ron

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 3:57 PM

Superb atmospheric capture. Works well in mono
Steve

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

Looked on the veranda for a rocking chair...thought it would be very fitting
for this lovely old house look forward to hearing more about it Pattu=i.
looks good in mono
Lillian

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

An excellent mono capture Patti. Sad to see a fine building go to ruin but I expect the upkeep costs were enormous. I hope we see more of this building.
Ray

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 4:57 AM

You have made a neglected old house look pretty and pleasing to the eye... Nice shot! Grin IB

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 11:59 AM

The mono works on this one Patti. Nice

Gerry

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 4:05 PM

A top class mono image, Patti.
Roy

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gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Patti, I like this one a lot. It is the perfect subject for conversion to B&W. Nicely done.
-\Walter

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Jan 2013 - 2:00 PM

Excellent Patti in B&W no doubt about it and very well taken also, a big like from me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:56 AM

Great composition and mono work.
Ty

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