I caught this Fallen Farm structure out of the corner of my eye in a spot where I thought I’d already found all there is to see. I got a chance to revisit a lot of familiar photography territory lately, places rich in waypoints on my GPS, and there were plenty of pleasant surprises. This is the first one I get to share with you.
I’m not talking about Pizza Hut, Jabba the Hutt, or even the hut one of Barack Obama’s more famous half-brothers lives in. This little structure (and the shelter/cellar behind it) caught my eye the other day, and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer summer sky for a backdrop. The water in the backyard didn’t hurt, either.
No, I’m not talking about the album by Mr. Big. I’m talking about a couple of wooden structures I discovered on Friday’s photo trip. This first shot was pretty cool, with a little bit of everything contained within a gap in the tree rows.
This building actually looks like it’s leaning uphill, although it sits on level ground. I can’t help but wonder how long it’s had this angle, or how long it’ll continue to stay upright. I’ve kept an eye on other small structures like this, and none still remain upright. So it’s best to get out there and photograph them while they’re still around!
After getting way too deep into a maintenance project on my ATV and successfully reassembling it with no leftover parts, I decided to bolt up to a friend’s farm and try to catch a sunset. The sky the evening before had been awash in beautiful purples and reds, which I witnessed while riding one of the motorcycles around the outskirts of town. I figured there was a decent chance of some nice colors on this night, too. I wasn’t disappointed.
The reasonI chose to dash to this farm was the fact that the head of the windmill looked to have sustained some damage, and I wanted to photograph it before it got worse. I’d had this farm in my GPS literally for years, but never actually asked if I could stop by some time. I’m glad I picked this week to do it!
I got a little closer for this shot, but the wind was starting to pick up and cause all kinds of turbulence near the head of the windmill. Things were starting to get rowdy up there, so I decided to play it safe and not fly any closer.
This was a fantastic photo trip! The timing was right, I got to reconnect with a guy who I haven’t been able to chat with in a long time, the skies were good, and the windmill subject has unique character. It will be repaired in the near future, too. That’sgoodnews ; too many of these old windmills that I’ve photograhed over the years are now gone. I’m glad someone else sees their value and wants to preserve (and photograph) them!
I’ve been wanting a photo of this old barn along Highway 36 for quite some time, and last weekend I was able to take the opportunity. I was buzzing around in the area and came upon this site, and had just enough time to take a few photos before jetting to the next location according to my timetable.
I had spent some time in Wilton but, due to my schedule, I did not check on a more famous falling barn: the one northwest of town along Highway 83. I’ll get back to that one another time.