Backroads Abandoned II

by Francis Parker January. 19, 2020 425 views

Another set of abandoned buildings. I like to check out backroads looking for something interesting so I have quite a few shots in this theme. Most of them lend themselves to B&W better than the color version. Some days are pretty productive and others are just a nice drive.

This one was at the tail end of one of those less productive days. The sky wasn't that interesting, although there were a few faint light rays coming through the clouds. I did process this a bit on the heavy side, but I liked the result.

A tiny little house way out in the middle of a cultivated field with no way to get too close. As far as I know, this property has been in the same family for a long time so this little house was more than likely part of the family's history and why it still stands.

The old elevators at Elva, MB.

The first elevator (left) in the shot was built sometime between 1892-1899. In 2010, Canada's oldest elevator, located in Saskatchewan, burnt down. That event then made this elevator (in this style) the oldest one in the country.

This one shows up a lot in my photos as every time I drive by, I tend to take a shot. While I was getting set up to get the shot, hundreds of blackbirds took off from the trees and the house, it looked great but I was only able to catch the last few. Has kind of a haunted look to it but would have been so much better if I had of been able to get the sky filled with birds. Next time perhaps I will have my camera all ready before I open the door.

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Bill Baird 1 year, 5 months ago

Nice set !!

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Francis Parker Replied to Bill Baird 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you very much Bill.

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John D 1 year, 5 months ago

I like the treatment on 1, and the framing and birds on 4 are great too.

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Francis Parker Replied to John D 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks for the comment and checking them out John.

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