A B See Photo Challenge: F Is For Farm

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I haven’t forgotten about photography, I promise! It’s just that when I was sick a week or so ago I didn’t take any pictures or even write here (so I couldn’t have posted pictures I’d already taken) and then I did get a bit distracted from photography this past week. But I haven’t abandoned it. I finally pulled out my camera today and downloaded a bunch of photos I took around two or three weeks ago. There’s an abandoned, derelict house at a farm a couple of miles away and I thought it might be a good subject for photos.

I’m sorry that there’s no color, but weathered things like a falling-down wooden barn look stupendous in black and white. It brings out the detail and makes everything look eerie or lonely.

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Subject of photo: Abandoned farmhouse

Location of subject: Farm

Techniques practiced: Black and white

I like all the lines and squares in this photo, and how the gutter is falling off the roof.

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Subject of photo: Barn

Location of subject: Farm

Techniques practiced: Black and white

You didn’t know they built see-through barns, did you? Ha ha. I like the shadows and it’s just a cool shot because it shows the “skeleton” of the barn.

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Subject of photo: Barn window

Location of subject: Farm

Techniques practiced: Black and white

I almost missed this picture. I was photographing something else and turned around to look for more subjects when I saw this out of the corner of my eye. This is what makes black and white photography so awesome – look how it brings out the weathered paint of the boards. I also like how the shutter is just barely held on by a hinge. It seems so lonely; you can tell no one cares about this place anymore. Can you tell that this is my favorite picture of this batch?

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Subject of photo: Falling-apart shed

Location of subject: Farm

Techniques practiced: Black and white

I assume this shed wasn’t always open to the elements like this because that would make it really cold in the winter, so it’s really fallen apart. I thought it was cool how it had fallen apart so much so as to show that open door. It’s kind of a creepy photo because the doorway is in shadow and it makes you wonder what could be lurking there. Mwahaha!

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Subject of photo: House window

Location of subject: Farm

Techniques practiced: Black and white

This is on the opposite side of the house as the first photo. Another eerie photo. Stop writing sentence fragments, nevillegirl! I like how the vines are slowly growing into the window, or at least they were. It’s kind of a sad photo, because first the house obviously has no one living in it and even the vines are dead.

Which photo is your favorite?

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About nevillegirl

Elizabeth, University of Iowa class of 2019. Double majoring in English & Creative Writing and Journalism. Twenty-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, and aspiring writer. Passionate about feminism and lesbian positivity.
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13 Responses to A B See Photo Challenge: F Is For Farm

  1. Amanda says:

    Nice pictures! And I agree about the black and white. 🙂

    I’m not sure which one is my favorite. I think I like the 2nd and 3rd ones best.

  2. Andrea says:

    I love the last one with all of the vines…it makes the window look like an entry to a prison in a weird, awesome way. 🙂

  3. Charley R says:

    Ooh, I like these! I like the window shots best, both house and barn – the impenetrable dark inside the house is really creepy and evocative . . . my imagination approves *grins*

  4. themagicviolinist says:

    (I’m starting to REALLY miss color, but I definitely see why you did black and white and am very glad for it. Do you mind if I could possibly use one of these pictures for the front of a book I’m writing?)

    I like the second one best, followed by the third one. In the second one I could just imagine either a creepy old woman walking through there (maybe a witch–?) or a scared girl exploring the farm. In the third one I like how you’re left with a feeling of mystery because you don’t know what’s behind there. 😉 I guess that’s why I like the fifth one, too.

    • nevillegirl says:

      Eep! Sorry! But I thought it would look better that way.

      I don’t mind as long as you’re not going to publish it with that cover…

      • themagicviolinist says:

        Ha ha no I’m glad you did it with black and white! 😀 Do you know what you’re doing for G yet? (Hint hint).

        LOL no I won’t publish it with that cover. XD ;P I’m not even sure what the book is about, really, I just know that there is going to be a creepy scene with these pictures as inspiration.

  5. wolfluv745 says:

    Nice! They give me the shivers but at the same time they’re beautiful photos.

  6. Wow, the black and white makes it look really awesome in a creepy way. (!) My favourite photo is the first one; I like the perspective you have taken there.

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