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A ride through the back roads of western Virginia found this discovery of an abandoned farm house… Two windows were missing and a tattered curtain dangled out of the window… Dried vines seemingly sprouted from the roof as birds streaked by… Sunshine warmed the whole magical moment.
Susan


Dedicated to all the memories an old house holds onto forever…even after the last person leaves.


“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”
James Matthew Barrie

“Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling.”
Walt Whitman


Canon G11
PSE 11
Textures by:
Kim Klassen for “reign”
Kerstin Frank’s Texture Soft1
One of my textures



Residing near the beach, I love to take my camera on photo-shoots when there is an impending storm, darkened skies, with the threat of rain or even snow! The shadows call to me and the fog is my friend. I hear sounds…yet most of the surroundings lie hidden from view. This allows me to escape into my own world, creating the next canvas for another of my “paintings.”

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  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Susan; an instant classic from your artful and skillful blending.. A masterpiece that speaks to our heritage and evokes our cherished past.. This is truly a wonderful creation!

  • Thank you, Joseph…I always ponder over the memories that once were within the walls…The tattered curtains caught my interest, as if seeking someone’s help…

    – Susan Werby

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Imagine the Dreams and Hopes that once inspired magic in this old house!!!
    Great treatment on this excellent capture!!! Bill

  • I agree completely, Bill…I often say aloud, “I wonder who last stepped out of those walls and did he/she know there would be no return…” Mysterious thoughts for me, as well as you, I see… Thank you…

    – Susan Werby

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    The sun created a spotlight for this wonderful old structure, and your texture work completes the effect. The scraggly tree with bright red leaves really puts an exclamation point on the image.

  • I was lucky that the sun shone on the house that day…It helped to sparkle those worn pieces of siding and lift its spirits… Thank you, Celeste…It all came together nicely…

    – Susan Werby

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberleover 1 year ago

    Amazing imagery Susan … you have some wonderful old buildings around your area by the looks of things

  • The old house was a hidden beauty, just waiting for me, Malcolm…Thank you!

    – Susan Werby

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    Great treatment to this wonderful old home. Love the light shining on the house and your work finishes it off beautifully.

  • Thank you, Christina…The old house was waiting for me to come by and spruce it up a bit!

    – Susan Werby

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    nature consumes

  • Nature DOES consume…Thank you Dennis…the roof is getting consumed…I should return and see how far gone it is now…

    – Susan Werby

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Susan..
    superb, and awesome in the real sense of the word!
    John

  • Thank you, John…I love old houses that have personality still within…

    – Susan Werby

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Great find, capture and work Susan.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Jude…thank you for your comment…The old house is now smiling with all its visitors…

    – Susan Werby

  • dales1
    dales1over 1 year ago

    Beautiful Susan. Great capture and perfect choice of texture to finish this.

  • I thank you Dale…This old house seems happier now…

    – Susan Werby

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeover 1 year ago

    Haunting with a peaceful feel to this amazing work Susan. Love the way the tiny leaves light up and almost sparkle.

  • Thank you, Christine…Old abandoned houses always have me wondering who was the last to step out of the door…

    – Susan Werby

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