The high plains of Montana are littered with little houses like this, once the home to hardworking farm families. Over the years, it has become difficult for small family farms to survive. Since there is little market for these homes, they are left abandoned while the land is put to other uses or bought up by larger landholders. In the meantime the houses are left to slowly die.
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forlife (892) 2003-08-09 13:05
great capture of an ex lovelly little house on the prairie.very well done!
Didi (58042) 2003-08-09 13:11
Vue de loin la façade latérale de la maison se confond avec le fond de l'image.
Le toit rouge vif et la façade principale provoquent un joli contraste sur le paysage.
Sight by far the side wall of the house merges with the bottom of the image. The sharp red roof and the principal frontage cause a pretty contrast on the landscape. It is brilliant.
TheUnknown (277) 2003-08-09 13:49
Great image with perfect focus! Very well composed.
The thumbnail doesnt really do this photo justice!
ninadev (5377) 2003-08-09 16:39
With all these colors, this must have been a happy family living there. Nice shot.
dominique (11414) 2003-08-09 18:46
Pretty glance, very good composition it is well made.
Coyote (457) 2003-08-15 11:55
Well Ned, you've done it again! I think you should be barred from these type areas because it makes me want to go and look, see, shoot. LOL. Excellent subject matter, wonderful light and composition- I might have placed it more to one side but I wasn't there to see the surroundings. So another 9.8 for you and another dream for me......Great.
Motrem (2392) 2003-09-03 12:46
Le mariage des couleurs avec la nature est heureux. Good shot!
Vagabond (5848) 2003-12-05 16:04
Boa foto. As cores e os contrastes estão fantásticos. A grande área envolvente quase nos faz cair na tentação de fazer um bom "crop" mas, na verdade, o espaço à volta dá uma sensação de grandiosidade ao cenário e mostra bem a solidão a que essa casa chegou ...
natc (315) 2005-12-07 3:18
nice shot. the flashy blue and red of the house look so happy and artificial in this lonely landscape. maybe it could be nice to have the house a bit less centered but anyway that's a nice shot
langaloo (489) 2006-02-03 14:49
This is nice, Ned. Your subjects (ghost towns) makes you one of my favorite travel guide. There is something about theese old houses that is extremely strong for me. Have you ever been near the Donner's party place (the Great Lake, Nevada?) ? Where is it exactly? I want to know what it looks like.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor ED 80-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 AF VR Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Ghost Houses, Red ... the color of passion ... Part II, Demolition By Neglect, others favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-09 12:56
- Favorites: 2 [view]