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Vanishing Breed

We have a guest with us for a few days from California.  As we drive around, showing off the different faces of Atlanta, we will pass by this shed that's a mile away from our house.  I have always wanted to take a pic of it because one of these days it'll be gone, as new development comes in.  It's so sad. 

It seemed approriate to capture it in the late afternoon's setting sun.



Vanishing Breed

We have a guest with us for a few days from California.  As we drive around, showing off the different faces of Atlanta, we will pass by this shed that's a mile away from our house.  I have always wanted to take a pic of it because one of these days it'll be gone, as new development comes in.  It's so sad. 

It seemed approriate to capture it in the late afternoon's setting sun.



comments (17)

Beautiful photo. And you're right. Soon enough things like this disappear in a growing city like Atlanta.
Ginnie Hart: I just drove by another one yesterday that I was gonna show my guest...and guess what! It's gone! I had always said I'd take a pic of it but didn't. He who hesitates is lost!
  • Robs
  • 17 Mar 2007, 03:18
The best time of the day to take such a picture. I love the colors of the house being so similar to the ground and grass. I guess a tall building would not fit the same way the environment... We can't stop the future, but we can photograph the present and save it in our memories wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rob, you're right. It's now a pic taken to be preserved, no matter what happens to it. I hadn't made the connection between the color of the building and the ground. Good observation!
Nice photo. It also brings home a message
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara. You're right about the message!
My dream... living there for a month, as our grand fathers... not so far in fact. Nice shot Ginnie, very nice light !
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if the children's children will still have this to romp around in? I hope so.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Mar 2007, 12:10
This is wonderful. The lighting and those grasses in the foreground are gorgeous. And that building is just so sweet.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ruth. After 9 years, I finally took a pic! smile
  • Martin
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • 17 Mar 2007, 12:35
Very nice light, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
The sky, light, and shadows are very complementary to the subject.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Red Pen. Thanks!
Looks desolate there Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: I wish I could trespass and see what's over the hill, Chris. I have a feeling it's looking over a new subdivision!
Wonderful colors here Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb.
Wow Ginnie - what an impressive photo! I love the colors. Great light.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jen. Hope you and P are having a great weekend!
I´m glad you decided to take this shot, looks very good in this light.
I like the colortone in the picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Magnus. It was a magical time of the day.
  • Ellie
  • 17 Mar 2007, 22:09
It's beautiful Ginnie, truly nestled into its surroundings. The light is superb. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Ellie. It definitely is a "nestled" shed!
  • paul
  • 17 Mar 2007, 23:10
fantastic light, you have captured the scene perfectly
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Paul.
I specially like the trees cut against the sky in the back. It would be nice if one day you park and get out of the car, and take close pictures of the wood, it's corners, the view through the little wholes... this shed has a lot of magic, or so your photo says.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Samira, I was standing at the side of the road against the fence when I took this pic. I would have been trespassing if I had gotten any closer, but I did certainly wish I could get in with better shots!
Ginnie,
As always, what a great picture. Colors, texture and contrast are perfect!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kay!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2007, 18:44
Excellent. Everything about the pic is perfect. Most of all the subject.
Ginnie Hart: Add sheds/barns to my list of gluttony objects! The list goes on and on, I know!

Your kind words mean a lot to me, Louis.
Very nice capture of this shed in the golden hour sunlight, Ginnie!

It reminds me of an abandoned house across the field where I grew up. By field I really mean desert, but it was about a block away but no houses in between us and it and we could see it from our front yard. It was torn down before I became a teenager, but I remember being scared that it was haunted. My dad, if you remember, was much older - born in 1904, had told me that ne'er-do-wells had lived there at one time. But whenever a group of family came over, the kids would dare each other to go to that house. I think I only went 3 or 4 times before it was gone. It'd be interesting to see such a place as an adult now.
Do you wonder how Nicholas sees the old shed?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Mad. I have places like that from my childhood, too. It's funny how a building like this can evoke scary feelings, but it can.

Good question about Nicholas. I don't know if he has ever seen it (you know how you can pass something a hundred times and never see it!). I'll have to ask him the next time we go by it.

Again, thanks for back-tracking! You're such a sweetheart. smile

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