Weathered and Worn

Can wood tell a story? … [Read more...]

Two Images In One

I'm always fascinated at the different atmosphere and emotions that color versus black and white photos can evoke. Which do you tend to gravitate toward - color, or b&w? On another subject, you may be interested to know that the photos below are part of a newly created category I'm now posting under called "Rural Decay and Abandonment Photography". I hope you enjoy viewing this series as … [Read more...]

Why are Barns Painted Red?

As I was preparing this post I wondered, "Why are barns usually painted red?". A quick google led me to this article on the Farmer's Almanac website where it says, Many years ago, choices for paints, sealers and other building materials did not exist. Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would protect and seal the wood on their barns. Hundreds of years ago, many farmers … [Read more...]

Stone Building Ruins

I was on my way back from a one day, whirlwind photo journey to Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta when I had to slam on the brakes to visit this roadside rural decay attraction. There are lots of old, wooden shacks still standing in rural Alberta, but very few made like this. The use of stones sure makes one wonder about the builders... … [Read more...]

Chevy at the Levy Some Years Later

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Once Upon a Settler’s Time

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