Generally as a rule of thumb, I am really against setting subject matter dead center in the viewfinder. Once in awhile, I break that rule because I think it works. This is one of those cases with this photograph here.

Captured at Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado, this old farm house really got my attention …standing in the middle of no where with nothing around for miles and miles, it really kind of makes you think…think about the stories it could tell…I love subject matter like this! All about ‘rural decay’ as I call it.

Honestly, the image itself reminds me something out of a Pink Floyd song lol

I also have a second version of this shot that is processed a tad differently and cropped to a square format that I will be uploading in the coming days as well. Stay tuned!

I hope you all like it

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • thank you Larry!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    awesome colors and composition

  • thanks George very much!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    Lovely light John and the clouds have collected a beautiful amount of it too and I do like the placing of the farm house.

  • Thanks kindly Stuart

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    great work John

  • hey thanks I really appreciate that!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesover 3 years ago

    Excellent indeed John, the lighting is brilliant…I think the central composition works well because of the two off kilter fence posts….
    Great image mate.

  • Thanks Russ, glad you like it!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago


  • :) Thank you!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Bogdan Ciocsan
    Bogdan Ciocsanover 3 years ago

    marvelous work John :) so peaceful

  • :) Thanks bud

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaover 3 years ago

    really great work! :)

  • much appreciated Kim, thank you

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot, John!

  • :) Thanks!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenover 3 years ago

    2 June 2011

  • well thank you Fiona very much!

    – John De Bord Photography

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