Darren found the remains of a Red-shafted Flicker during our Harringfeld house visit. It was fairly intact. The wind pipe is still in place. Interesting stuff. Here are a few images.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Darren and I photographed a home on Hal Harrigfeld's property. It was built by his great grandfather around 1917 and last lived in by his grandmother in the 1970s. It was a good opportunity to explore an abandoned home that was still pretty much intact, no graffiti or vandalism. I made Hal's acquaintance and he was gracious enough to meet us Saturday morning and unlock the door. He gave us free reign of the space. We, at least myself, just felt like I was just getting to understand the space and the visual potential of the property. The light was harsh and made it difficult to get the images we were pushing for. I hope to make another visit and make more images.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I drove out in the Burton area today to look around. Found an interesting looking old house and knocked on the nearby home to ask permission to photograph the old house. Every once and a while I run into ornery folks who just are plain mean…not today. I was greeted by Ann Hansen who introduced me to her husband Josh. Thy were both helpful and gracious. They are both interested in the history of place and welcomed me to explore the house. Ann told me that Henry Kraus grew up in the old home and the road they lived on was known as Kraus Road. The home is around 125 years old. While we were talking she told me that Henry was still in the house. I looked puzzled. I thought that perhaps he was buried under the floor or something. She matter-of-factly told me his ghost was present. Her husband Josh had seen him on several occasions. When I told her I wanted to photograph the attic, she told me that is where Henry is seen. Josh said that doors were constantly opening and shutting and he got tired of the "games." He went out to confront Henry and told Henry that he no longer owned the place and to behave. He use a bit stronger language, but Henry got the message. Now they can leave the front door open without it mysteriously closing. Josh is good natured and amiable. I enjoyed talking to him about his old dog, cat, cars, and his life. I appreciate both the Hansen's help. I plan on returning to photograph the exterior in better light. Perhaps Henry will find the new publicity about the home he grew up in amusing.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
David Hinck and I went to the Canon sponsored photo day in Yellowstone. They made practically all their lenses available for people to use and experiment. I used the 5D Mark II and the 24mm TS lens and the 100mm macro. Lots of fun. We were pleasantly surprised to find Jon Long working the event for Canon. He helped make the day more than perfect. Jon, if you read this, thanks. Anyway here are a few of the photos taken with the 100mm macro.