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By PattiW  
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,

Tags: House Black and white

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Dinky65 5 1 United States
6 Jan 2013 2:13AM
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 8 India
6 Jan 2013 2:24AM
Very nice mono.
S_Psharma 5 1 India
6 Jan 2013 3:39AM
Nice mono.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Jan 2013 6:42AM
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
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Jan 2013 7:04AM
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!

6 Jan 2013 8:18AM
even the trees have given up well suited to B&W

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Jan 2013 8:46AM
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.

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
6 Jan 2013 9:23AM
Like you say "If only they could talk"

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

9 10 10 England
6 Jan 2013 9:43AM
The b/w vision really adds starkness to the scene Patti. Finding the history will be really interesting.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 11:24AM
An intriguing house. Works very well in mono Patti.
6 Jan 2013 11:58AM
Needs a night visit.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 1:23PM
A property needing much TLC.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
6 Jan 2013 1:33PM
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 !!
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 3:57PM
Superb atmospheric capture. Works well in mono
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 6:42PM
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
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 8:22PM
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.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 4:57AM
You have made a neglected old house look pretty and pleasing to the eye... Nice shot! Grin IB
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 11:59AM
The mono works on this one Patti. Nice

7 Jan 2013 4:05PM
A top class mono image, Patti.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
7 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Patti, I like this one a lot. It is the perfect subject for conversion to B&W. Nicely done.
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Jan 2013 2:00PM
Excellent Patti in B&W no doubt about it and very well taken also, a big like from me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
2 Apr 2013 1:56AM
Great composition and mono work.

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