Chicago Road Crib by Ogre

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Taken 2 June 2012. Chicago Rd, just west of I-39. Lee Co., Illinois. Fuji FinePix E550.

You’ve seen the north end of the wind farm in some of my front porch shots…Now here’s the south end. There’s 63 of them situated between this place and mine. This crib is in what actually used to be a small town that was completely displaced with the building of I-39. Can’t remember the name, but it shows on some old road maps I have. :))

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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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    That’s a cool barn. I didn’t know you could count that high.You don’t have that many fingers and toes. lol and your memory’s slipping too. I’m surprised you didn’t make up the name of the town like you do all those others that i’ve never heard of. HaHa!! :)

  • I don’t wanna make UP a name, when the REAL ones confuse you so well. :-p

    – Ogre

  • julie08
    julie08over 2 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thanks, Julie! :))

    – Ogre

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    63 wind farms?? Wowza! I had no idea. You don’t see them in this section of the state – possibly too hilly. Now and then, I spot a turbine but I think they’re all on private farms and privately owned. Anyway — cool shot! Also can’t believe they “wiped out” the town just to put the highway in. Another thing that hasn’t happened here … yet! … and I kinda like that! :)))

  • Well…the “town” that disappeared was probably only 12-15 buildings, or so. I don’t think it was a HUGE loss.

    – Ogre

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 2 years ago

    Very cool shot! This one might be fun to put a “barn find” peeking through that door!

  • Thanks, Bill. I’ll try a little tighter crop on Monday and send it to you…if you wanna try. :))

    – Ogre

  • Wayne Ross
    Wayne Rossover 2 years ago

    I’m calling DYFS !
    This is a terrible place to keep your kids!
    Crib indeed!

  • If you complain…the County’ll raise your real estate taxes and surround your house with wind turbines!!! :-o


    – Ogre

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago


  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your WONDERFUL image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Midwestern United States Art & Photography!!”

  • Thank you, Lori!!! Ya brightened up my day, as usual. :)))

    – Ogre

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanover 2 years ago

    Great shot! Congrats on your feature :-)

  • Thanks, Jeanne!!! :))

    – Ogre

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