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House of Legend
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Even in our county's earliest newspaper records. In the mid- 1800's, a legend began. It talks about a house on a hill overlooking a remote valley in which the Little Fox River flows through and that the house seemingly just appeared. No one remembers seeing it for the first time. It just was there with no one living in it. People searched through the house and reported being that it had no furniture and no evidence of use. No one ever did claim building it. Why would someone quickly build a house and leave? Of course no one wanted to move into a house that was surrounded with such a strange mystery. People never claimed it to be haunted, but they just didn't like to be there and generally avoided it and left it alone. Eventually time passed and a dirt road was made through the valley and an iron bridge was constructed which is still there. I photographed this house with IR HIE film in March of 1994 and later it collapsed on itself and rotted away and disappeared to wherever it came from.

Actually, this is just a tale I spun but it was fun telling it. Really the house was there in 1878 with George Seaman being the owner. It was located in Clark County, Mo. 3 miles from my home.This a scanned negative which was really poor quality but the house and composition I have always liked. Texture thanks to www.flickr.com/photos/darkwood67/4510533347/in/set-721576... !
Date: 2010-05-12 14:39:38



abandoned rural decay farmhouse infrared HIEfilm texture creepy spooky forgotten

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Comments

Just daring you to ask it's story. So good!
Robb North 2010-05-12 14:48:48
Nicely done!
siskokid 2010-05-12 14:53:51
Excellent image Rodney. You did a really nice job with the processing work on this. Cool story too.
TMSurrattPhotography 2010-05-12 15:35:44
Terrific image......this house speaks volumes, but if it could talk, I'd love the hear the stories.
Drew Sumrell 2010-05-12 15:57:13
nice spinning my friend!! wonderful shot and i'm sad to hear it rolled away!
brakes4bunnies 2010-05-12 16:17:54
processing makes a great image of the shot.
j/bimages 2010-05-12 17:31:30
very ominous looking. Conveys the story without the text.
charterpilot 2010-05-12 18:04:08
Great image and an even better story. Who really knows.........
David Sebben 2010-05-12 21:13:02
I liked them both the picture and the yarn. :)
Huleo-1 2010-05-12 21:33:55
Awesome!!!
daniel_gafanhoto 2010-05-12 21:40:01
Lovely composition. Loved the story. hehe Too bad it's now gone...
Grapefruit Moon (Barb) 2010-05-12 22:09:37
Wonderful treatment, and wonderful story!
Kim.Deslandes 2010-05-12 22:10:04
The story sounded good, nice image Rod!
Pete's Photo Magic 2010-05-12 23:02:10
Cool photo and story!
History Rambler 2010-05-12 23:05:54
Stunning image!
♥ Brenda ♥ 2010-05-13 01:48:34
This is fantastic. Your story adds to the picture.
nugefishes 2010-05-13 02:39:30
Like I've said before - you are an IR master. Just an excellent shot.
AtticusMom 2010-05-13 03:08:31
Love, love, love it. Fantastic work. One of your best.
{no rest for the wicked} 2010-05-13 04:23:33
Really a stunning shot... nicely treated too. You had me hook, line and sinker with the story... lol
Adam Schiavone 2010-05-13 04:56:33
Excellent...and spooky!

Seen and admired in Phantasm
Expressions by Christine 2010-05-13 09:59:52
stunning and very spooky
Innershadows 2010-05-13 11:36:00
Stunning. I love the texture.
evanleavitt 2010-05-13 12:46:16
Hi Rodney - Great processing and a great story. The image sets up a great contrast between the lighter, natural form of the tree and the darker, geometric form of the house. They are very companionable forms!
Daniel Tindale 2010-05-13 14:49:32
Superb, A+
Stephen Laszlo 2010-05-13 16:23:43
remarkable image
AMAZING IMAGE... FASCINATING CAPTURE...

To Another Shore;

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Please tag this with " Inspired by HIM
Dr. Ilia 2010-05-13 22:02:46
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amsterdam Blogging Workshop - Post 1 Comment 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
Lucky Like Lucy 2010-05-14 17:11:15
Excellent!
Rebecca812 2010-05-14 20:18:43
I really like the mix of the HIE film grain and the digital treatment you chose. Very Well Done!
James B Wheeler 2010-05-14 22:03:51
another masterpiece! Well done my friend!
-Kronix 2010-05-15 03:54:00
Excellent shot!
The atmosphere is great!
Nila111 2010-05-15 09:19:43
great story! great pic!
(david.daurat) 2010-05-16 11:44:14
Great shot!

Thank you for posting :-)

ABW
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Lucky Like Lucy 2010-05-16 15:56:36
That story you wove pulled me right into the photo!!........AND what a photo it is!!!
Calakmul 2010-05-19 15:45:54
I love this one, a fave. It is going to take me some time to look at all of your photos. I am looking forward to viewing them.
scott branine 2010-06-26 01:44:06
Love the'tales' and this photo and processing is awesome!
RMK14---Moving On and Thanks For the Views! 2010-07-11 16:46:23
You had me so roped in with the wonderful tale!! Great picture.
LilyRose* 2010-10-18 01:02:09
This is what HIE is all about and why it is my favourite film.
uηderaglassbell 2011-02-12 18:40:40
wonderful cinematic presentation
superb processing
this really "tells a story"
GApeach55 2012-08-11 13:00:24

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