For the first time ever, I got a chance to see my Great Grandfather’s old farm in Kane’s Corners, West Virginia. My Dad took me to the place he remembered so vividly from his childhood. The last time he had been there, in the mid 1990’s, the barn was still standing and a new owner was working the old farm.
This visit revealed a very different looking homestead than the one that he remembered. It may have been the result last winter’s record breaking snow storms, or maybe just the ravages of time and neglect …but the old barn and farmhouse were no longer standing there. They had both been crushed to the ground by the unstoppable forces of nature.
It was wonderful to hear my father fondly reminiscing about the events that he remember so clearly about the things that he experienced at his Grand-folks farm. As we walked and talked, every turn would bring to light a different story.
I learned a lot that day.
The image was captured on Saturday evening, October 9th, 2010, with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom lens, at the widest focal length of 17mm. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. The aperture was f/8 with a shutter speed of 1/90th of a second.
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