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An abandoned farm just north and a little east of Amboy, Illinois, that I went back to for a more closer look. This is the frame addition that was attached to the original (stucco) house (visible with the chimney still attached). Held a commanding view of the surrounding countryside – Must have been great…in its time. :))

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dilapidated, farm, abandoned, farmhouse, old illinois, country, prairie

Most of my photos are – more or less – sootc. I’ll tweak contrast and brightness on a few, or convert to sepia or B&W, but aside from that, it’s usually just straightening and cropping. I do have fun with a few pix, but that’s rare for me. I use an old Fuji E550 FinePix P&S, exclusively.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature, Vickie! I’m honored! :))

    – Ogre

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonalmost 3 years ago

    Even in its run down condition, this old home still has a lot of charm! Very well done!

  • Thank you, Vivian! Can’t keep away from this one – going back, maybe, tomorrow. :))

    – Ogre

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    You could fix this one up in a jiffy! Its practically move in ready. lol Nice capture Claude. :))

  • Whar’s mah duck tape?!? :-p Thanks!!!

    – Ogre

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 2 years ago

    And you have to wonder what the heck occurred… ! We see a lot of these as well. There’s one just down the road and there are often people there trying to fix it up, except I think it’s past recovery. Great shot!

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 2 years ago

    Amazing work!!!

  • Thanks, Paul – appreciate the comment! :))

    – Ogre

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Love your work! Such a familiar ring to it. I grew up near KCMO, but was up to my grandparents farms in Northern MO all the time! Wonderful shots! :O)))

  • Thank you, Linda! The rural areas of IL and MO really aren’t that different, are they? :))

    – Ogre

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonalmost 2 years ago

    I’m sure you are right… I’ll bet it was a very pretty place once… nice shot !

  • Thanks, Hon. This one keeps changing a l’il every time I stop there. Whoever owns it now has been renovating the barn. Dunno if there’s any plans for the house. :))

    – Ogre

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