I took these photographs on a different pig trail than my normal route from Rabun County GA – this is on the road from Clayton through Anderson SC back into Georgia.

I took 3 photographs with my Canon Rebel XTi, -1, 0, +1 exposures, combined in Photomatix Pro 4.0 processed using the Grunge settings with High Smoothing, then taken to Picnik where I put a texture on it and adjusted the colors a bit, and applied the Mascara effect to enhance the outline of the limbs.
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I am The Accidental Photographer – anything you see here that you like is a product of my curiosity and creative mind, and the photography I have very much learned by trial and error. Please feel to critique as I have no other way to learn otherwise!

I’ve had my very own “real” camera for 1 year – and I’ve loved every day of them

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Guenda!

    – Chelei

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Chelei

  • Thank you! It feels like forever that I’ve posted any photos!

    – Chelei

  • freespirit1972
    freespirit1972about 3 years ago

    I like to imagine how these old places might have looked when they housed families. I can almost hear the laughter. Can you hear it, too?

  • Oh yeah – I even wonder what it would look like cleaned up with cute little curtains in the windows…..

    – Chelei

  • Fara
    Faraabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful……..I love these old abandoned places………they have loads of charm!!

  • I know, I just love them too – I can’t keep my eye on the road for looking for places hidden in the woods!

    – Chelei

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonabout 3 years ago

    So beaufiful even in its state of abandonment. It takes me back in time to a simpler way of life that now exists mostly only in memories. Very well done!

  • I know – I loved these old houses “in the day” when you could sit on the front porch in a rocker and string beans and wave at the neighbors when they went by…..

    – Chelei

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work!!!!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • mariatheresa
    mariatheresaabout 3 years ago

    very cozy-looking place…love it…it looks like an old urban school …enchanting!

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelabout 3 years ago

  • WOO HOO!!! Thank you SOOOOOOOO Much!!!

    – Chelei

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    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

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  • WOO HOO!!! Thank you Cee!!

    – Chelei

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