The black-smiths house

Previous / Next

I have photographed this abandoned building before. Used positive film when there still was some light left on the sky. If I ever find it, I`ll post it. But I like this one even better. Maybe it`s because it`s so new, I can still feel what I felt when photographing. The previous post is this buildings fence by the way.
A few years ago, two friends of mine lived in a house next to it, and I was always very interested in the history of this house. I think they said it was a black-smith who used to live and/or work there. I used to live 10 minutes from here when I was a kid, and when I was supposed to meet someone, I walked in a straight line from A to B. That means trough fields, trough gardens, crossing creeks and the railroad wherever it felt natural. I was also afraid of the dark, and I still get easily scared at times. Not that I believe in ghosts, but this house and another house just a few miles from it has so many stories to them that I always get goosebumps when I get too close. When kids in a small community gets bored, they tend to make things happen themselves...This was farm-country, early eighties. Lots of religious people. My creative mind upset a lot of parents. I`m sorry to tell I really enjoyed making up stories, frightening ones, and got into lots of trouble because of it. My biggest problem now is that I don`t remember what was fantasy, and what was true.
And the truth might have been someone else's lie...
Jesus - no wonder I`m so quick when it comes to long exposures. I`m eager to get out of there!

Hasselblad 503cx
Agfa APX400

heh heh .. I love all three of these creepella spooky photos but I think this one is my favourite, its simple and yet there is something about it, with the angle and the lighting. I remember making up stories as a child about certain areas where I lived and in a small northern town there were plenty of creepy areas. I too managed to scare myself on more than one occasion never mind my poor friends ;-)

nice work Alfred!
Beautiful shot! Is that moonlight that's lighting the old building? I'd love to go there and take photos of it as well. It's fun being a little frightened.
The light was from cars passing by... I guess they wondered what I was up to, standing in the middle of a field, wind blowing, rain pouring, looking like a frightened chicken :)
Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home


August 2004   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   January 2009   February 2009   March 2009   May 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   February 2010   May 2010   June 2010   September 2010   October 2010   February 2011  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]

By Alfred Dumben
Make a photo book with Blurb
Book Preview - The Photoblogging Resource
View My Profile my profile COOLPHOTOBLOGS - LISTED vote in the 2008 Photoblog Awards Bloggurat Blogglisten