Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, July 30, 2012

Abandoned Farm Place

I found this abandoned farm place not far from town and had to try out my new camera.  This first picture was taken from the road about an hour before sunset.



I decided since the place was abandoned I would walk up the driveway to where it curves so I could see the barn.








There was this old farm house and another shed on the site.  These last 3 shots were taken from the road.







I know you are all wondering what kind of camera I bought.  It is not a SLR.  It is another point and shoot.  I cannot afford a SLR and besides I have a lot of arthritis in my wrists and it is hard to hang onto anything big or heavy.  So I did a lot of research on what the best point and shoot might be.  I decided on a Canon Power Shot SX260HS with 20X optical zoom.  These are all SOC except for resizing and were shot with the Apeture setting.  I have been trying to shoot using that setting instead of on auto.  So far I am loving the camera and the 20X zoom. If anyone has any suggestions for taking better pictures, let me know.

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Thanks for stopping by

See you next time

Barb

43 comments:

Rose said...

I wish I had been there with you....

orchid said...

Dearest Grandma Barb,
Wonderful scenery of abandoned Farm with reddish color of before sunset♡♡♡
Oh, I wish I knew more about camera!!!

Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

marit´s,,, said...

Beautiful homes and photos.
Have a nice day, Marit.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful barn shots. Love the lighting on the first one. Just lovely. Have a great day.

Linda said...

You have done a marvelous job with your new camera! I have a DSLR with all the lenses, but I still use my Sony Cybershot with 10x zoom for a lot of things, because it fits in my pocket! I love the lighting on that first shot - magical! And, I am so glad you walked up the lane for the barn - what a magnificent old barn it is!

Beth said...

i hope you will enjoy your new camera. & it will work well for you. you are one brave lady. wow. i'm so shy ... i have yet to get out of my vehicle ... usually spot or zoom in. maybe one day. ha. ha!! such a great shaped barn. (:

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

These are awesome pictures! Really like the closeup of the doors. Always wonder what the story is behind places like this with the big question, WHY? was it abandoned? You're going to keep on until I have to come up there and see that beautiful countryside. Wow! enJOYed.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Barb,

What a fascinating looking barn! I love the red sky on your first snapshot. Enjoy your new camera. I've been toying with the idea of buying a new one, but there are so many options out there I can't decide.

Olive Cooper said...

The barn is full of mystery. I like the doors. I totally get the holding the heavy camera and having arthritis angle. I have rheumatoid arthritis and my hands and fingers have a lot of pain. I have a Canon Power Shot and a Canon Rebel. The Power Shot is a good camera and I was able to zoom onto birds really well with it. I think better than with this Rebel. I have learned a great deal from each camera I have had. My first point and shoot took awesome close ups. I will have to buy a $150.00 lens to get those now. Have fun. Olive

Mari said...

What a great barn! Sad to see the whole thing abandoned.
I have a point and shoot too - wish I could afford better, but it does that job. Your pictures are great, and I love the lighting here!

Beth said...

The pictures are really good! I have the same camera as you do and I love it. I am a point and shoot person too.

Tanya said...

oh i just love the lighting on that first shot, gorgeous! how could someone abandon this beautiful property? i just don't get it :(

Jan n Jer said...

Congrats on your new camera...love that first shot..the lighting is so soft! I have a DSLR n I hear you on the heavy bulk of carrying it around. The point n shoots do a great job and I wish I had more zoom on mine!

TexWisGirl said...

these are awesome! love the evening glow hitting some of these. and i LOVE that barn. the farmhouse just makes me sad to know it was loved by someone once - the curtains...

point and shoots can do amazing things! congrats!

Deanna said...

you captured the beauty of the evening glow with this old barn, love the shape of the roof..congrats on your new camera and I know what you mean about the heaviness of a large camera.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your pictures are just beautiful. What a great place to try out your new camera~

Brian King said...

Great old barn! Love the shape of it and the stone foundation! Congratulations on your new camera! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it very much!

Robyn said...

Looks like you had a neat adventure! Have fun with your new camera.

Tricia Hays said...

Fantastic! That's one beautiful ol barn... house, too! I have the same camera... I can't afford an SLR, either, so went w/ the next best thing! LoL!

Thanks so much for joining =)

Donna said...

Beautiful pics! I am going to have to find some barns to take pics of ... love them.
Hugs,
Donna

Nancy Claeys said...

How nice that you can get these closeups without trespassing. Lol. Happy that you are having fun with your camera, Barb. :)

Linda said...

You captured some great photos with your new camera.....love the shape of the old barn. Enjoy your new camera and shoot shoot shoot!

Terri Buster said...

What a fantastic old barn..I would have gotten a closer look too! I always wonder what happened to the folks that lived in these deserted homes.

Kerin said...

Hi Barb!
How fun to get a new camera! You did a great job taking these pictures!

It's tragic that such a great place would be abandoned and left to ruin.
Far to many places like that around the country.

Hope today is a good one.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Debbie said...

well, it looks to me that you don't need any advice. these images are gorgeous.

great subjects and beautiful light!

getting the best fit for you in a camera is most important. changing lens all the time can be a pain, can be the reason you missed the subject (you know, when they are moving) and the large lens are heavy!!

have fun, it looks like it's working great for you!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, I don't think you need any advice on your camera use. Your photos are always amazing and I know you are enjoying your new camera.
These pics are awesome. I love the first pic that just invites you to stroll up the path. My goodness can you imagine the life that once filled this place. Love the farm house too and the barn up close.

Always a great post you share and what a great barn book your travels would make.

Have fun.
XO Celestina Marie

Sherry said...

Barbs, I always enjoy looking at your photos! These shots of the barn are beautiful!

don said...

I like the ruddy light of approaching sunset in these pictures. You are doing very well with your new camera. You found a marvelous place for pictures. I'm glad you could walk and a check things out up close.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm so glad you took us closer for a visit. That was--and is--a magnificent old barn!

Kim, USA said...

I like how the sun glows on the wall. The reflection is perfect just awesome. Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it.

Kim, USA

Amy Burzese said...

Looks like a wonderful old home place for some family. I would love to wander through all of them. the barn is a great one.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I do not know anything about cameras..but I love the pictures!!

Karen said...

These are beautiful photos Barb. I've read that many pro photographers get great pictures with a point and shoot and some prefer them for certain types of shots. It's very obvious that you are a skilled photographer, that has more to do with your ability than what camera you use.

A Quiet Corner said...

Barb, these pictures look GREAT! I love this old place!! I usually shoot from my car because I don't want to get arrested for trespassing!!! I'm on the hunt for a new camera myself. Thanks for stopping by & nice to meet you!...:)JP

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love that time of day. Have fun experimenting with your new camera.

Linnea said...

Congrats on your new camera. You are clearly putting it to good use. What a treasure of a barn. I love the lighting too. Wonderful find! Thanks for dropping by.

ImSoVintage said...

I love that first photo. Barb. Looks like your camera is doing a great job.

Prims By The Water said...

Its such a shame that these wonderful barns are just left to rot. Your shots are really good! take care, Janice

cherry said...

I love them all but the window shot with the curtain..love, love, love it! Looks like you are going to have lots of fun with your new camera..
hugs, Cherry

Liz said...

What a wonderful find!! I am always excited when I come across barns but when they are abandoned, it's so much more appealing.

Rita said...

What a wonderful place to stumble upon. Love the roof shape of this barn. I have seen places like this in my area that give you the feeling that everyone just walked out one day and never came back.

So sad to see them going to ruin. Some of these old places sit like this because the heirs can't be found or they are still squabbling over who the rightful heir should be.

Buttons said...

Oh this is a wonderful barn and I love the photos. I have a Canon Powershot also I love mine. I could never carry a heavy camera either.
Great shots it is not the camera so much as the person behind the camera's eye. You have a good eye. B

pattisjarrett said...

Nice that you were able to get so close. That's a great-looking property.