The black-smiths house

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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!

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Comments:
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 :)
 
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