Sunday, August 9, 2009

This old house



We found this gem in McIntosh, Florida. There are two versions: color and black and white.

14 comments:

desertmonsoon said...

wow - great photo - i love the tress and vegetation in the background

cieldequimper said...

Oh fantastic, I love this. Both versions but I prefer the colour one. Is that a satellite dish? Somehow, it looks a bit out of place!

Jacob said...

Hi Ciel - Yes, that is a satellite dish and I thought it looked so very out of place that I worked to include it in the photo. Can't really see someone sitting around in that building watching MTV!

m_m said...

I prefer the color one:) Photo full of mystery!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Uhhh this is a ghost house-:) It reminds me of the books of the Grimm Brothers who wrote kind of horror stories for children. There were always these dark houses hidden in the woods with witches eating children - stuff like that.

The trees are just adding the scence of mystery to the scene. It's a great picture. I love it!

As to your comment to yesterdays pictures on my blog: You're right. It's funny actually because these landscapes are so typical Swedish. I think the people who left Sweden needed to find a landscape reminding them of the lost land.

The author Wilhelm Moberg wrote 2 novels about a family leaving Sweden in the 1860-ies (I think it was then). Did you ever read those novels? They give a very good picture of this strong desire for Sweden.

Best regards
Asta

JM said...

This could be the cover of one of Stephen King's novels! Fantastic! Love the hanging lichens.

Cindy said...

Both are beautiful. I think I like the color one better though. I love the trees most of all. Gorgeous.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent photo. i love the first photo. it looks like a painting. it would be good framed on a wall. great eye

Frank said...

Outstanding photos and subject. I especially like the satellite dish. Priceless addition to the color and b/w version. Your black and white has superb tones of grays. (Could you tell why the dish was there??

Jacob said...

@ Frank - I have no clue about the dish...perhaps the house was inhabited a while back...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Awesome shot! That's spooky and enchanting at the same time.

Rose said...

I was trying to pass through without taking the time to comment, but just have to tell you I love these...and while I am at it, I love the one with murial above and the one with the church.

Lisa Wilson said...

I like both photos! I wouldn't want to be there at night.

Amit Gupta said...

amazing picture....the dish can be taken off using photoshop :P