02 January 2010

Day 2/365: Old and Distant Memories



This is the first photograph in a series in which i have not come up with a name (Series X).  My intention is to take photographs of places my aunts, uncles, grandparents (paternal and maternal), etc. resided in as they were growing up and starting families.  This is the house of one of my "grandfathers".  Although his house is only located about two miles from my mother's house, I had not seen it since he died in 1988 and it was such an eye-opening experience.  He lived in this house his entire life and never had an indoor toilet. 

What I love about this photograph: The memories that it evokes of the lazy summer days spent here.
Technical Stuff:  Nikon D40; 23.0mm; 1/125s; f/5.6; ISO 200


11 comments:

Mari said...

I love this photo! I've always loved old buildings. I like to imagine the lives of those who lived here.
It's amazing how times have changed!

Daniel Antunes said...

Absolutely amazing! Congratulations! A great picture and a really nice story making the photo even more interesting!

AmyBean said...

Gorgeous! I love the treatment and the composition. The lighting is perfect.

a. said...

Stunning. Keep up the magnificent work.

Scraps said...

I second AmyBean! This is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love old buildings too!

Gena D said...

I love old homes/ building/ churches ... if they could tell stories .... nice pic!
Gena @ thinking aloud
http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

MagicMadzik said...

What a beautiful shot! And your idea to go shoot these places is great, because they won't last forever. I wish either one of my grandfather's houses were still standing, they both came from the countryside and their lives were so much different than mine...heck even my father grew up in a world that doesn't exist anymore. Good luck with your series.

awarewriter said...

This series will be wonderful Samantha. The image of your grandfather's home is outstanding. I look forward to seeing more.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Wow, terrific and very meaningful. Where is this?

sunrise-memories-in-sepia said...

Beautiful subject in sepia. i'm glad youcaptured it for it surely won't be around much longer.

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