I've had the same job for about 4 1/2 years now and have for the most part have taken the same route to and from work everyday. As I was looking around one morning on my way to work for a damaged scene I could photograph I saw this abandoned home up on a hill in the middle of some trees about 1/4 a mile from the office. Now I realize old abandoned buildings/homes are not uncommon, but I was kind of taken back that I had never noticed this one before.
During a lunch break I grabbed my camera and took several photos. Whenever I see a place like this, I always wonder what happened. Did a storm tear it apart never to be repaired? Was it just abandoned and left to decay? What sort of people lived here and where are they now? I guess those questions will remained unanswered. Following are a few of the photos I snapped. Again, all were processed in Lightroom. I desaturated, upped the contrast and clarity, and did some cropping and sharpening. In the image of the front door I played around with the split toning feature to try and give it an old film camera look.
|No welcome mat on this doorstep|
|A shelter in shambles|
|When I saw this shirt hanging from the crossbeams, I was a little creeped out thinking someone might be lurking...fortunately no one was.|
|Doorway to destruction|
|No more warm family gatherings|