Memories Of The Old Homestead by Leslie van de Ligt


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As we drove down Highway 16 West this Old Homestead caught my eye and I was just captivated by it. This was not a small home and must have had a large family in it at some point of time. How I wish I could have found the history of this gorgeous old home and what caused the family to have desert it. Hints of It’s beauty still remain as well as an air mystery as it stands alone with just the elements and wildlife for company.

Canon XSI Sigma 55-200mm
Highway 16 – East of Vergerville, Alberta, Canada


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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyabout 4 years ago

    AWESOME!!! I love to find old homes. So much character about them.

  • Tammy, thank you very much for your kind comment. So appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    I can’t stop staring at this. It says Bluenorther did the work. I haven’t even seen Bluenorther work a photo so beautifully as she has done here. I am just amazed at the sepia aging this old beauty. How fantastic!!!

  • Oh my, I thank you so very much for these wonderful words Sis and the fave. I worked a bit to get this where it is. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful work, Leslie! It looks like a genuine shot from back in the time!

  • Many thank yous Mike. How clever of you to recognize that I was trying to mimic a photographic style from the late 1890’s. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL image with such wonderful processing!

  • So appreciate your lovely words Rosie. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Your post treatment of this image is simply wonderful!!!

  • I thank you so very much Cee. One of my first goes at this. Glad you like it. I appreciate the fave. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyabout 4 years ago

    Very well done..I love places like this, very intriguing (btw, my Grandma’s ranch was near Czar, Alberta)

  • Hi Kate nice to meet you. Thank you for your lovely comment. Do you have a picture of your grandma’s ranch posted anywhere? I’d love to see it!:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 4 years ago
    WHAT A FIND, you leslie, always find very interesting places to show us that we haven’t got over here, it’s a beautiful ole place.

    Take care

  • Malcolm, thank you for your wonderful comment dear friend. I appreciate it. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Interesting find Leslie…love the treatment you have attained here…Nice work…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Larry your comment and fave are so appreciated. Thank you very much! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • nastruck
    nastruckabout 4 years ago

    Great treatment on a really nice photograph….

  • Well I’m so glad you like it Harold. The treatment is a first for me. Thank you very much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7about 4 years ago

    Hi Leslie…terrific capture and appropriate processing of this setting. You were certainly in the right place to catch this gem. Worthy of an SF Awardsplendorific fave.
    Hugs, Ron

  • Thanks so very much Ron! The SF is really appreciated as well. My first shot at this type of post processing. :>)) Leslie

    Just realized this does better as a reply then a comment

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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