The Old Homestead Barn

Al and I did one of our wanders last Friday and found an old barn out in rural South Carolina which is about to be torn down.  If you want to see this type of scene, you need to do it soon.

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Farm Views

If we get far enough out of town the rewards of older working farms are great. I enjoy the colors of some of the subjects as well as the farm implements.

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Hopewell Plantation

Yesterday Al and I did our weekly wander and found Hopewell Plantation, which is on part of the Clemson University campus. To learn more, here is the link, https://www.google.com/search?q=hopewell+house%2C+clemson&,  Check it out,

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Out in the Country

Al and I were riding out in the country near Newberry, SC. The countryside is amazing in the fall with perfect light and great color.A bonus was when the engineer stopped to chat with us.

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The Old Country Farm

This is first of a few blogs from a drive through the countryside where we found an old farm. I love the old buildings and the sheets hanging on the line tells us that someone is still living there.

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Historic Brattonsville

South Carolina has many historic sites and this is one of the more important ones. The late fall is a great time to visit with the trees having either lost their leaves or are carrying golden leaves .Here is a link which gives a good description of the place and its history, http://chmuseums.org/battle-of-hucks-defeat-hb/. A;so check out http://www.chmuseums.org/history-hb/

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Ross Farm Museum

Among the gems near Lunenburg is the Ross Farm Museum which accurately portrays farm life in the 1800’s. It is beautiful as well as educational. Here is alink for more information, https://rossfarm.novascotia.ca/about-ross-farm,

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Ross Farm Museum

A bit away from Lunenburg is the Ross Farm Museum, an old farm which now operates as a ,museum where they grow heritage vegetables, animals as well as maintain old crafts such as woodworking and blacksmithing.

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The Old Farm

I am finding it hard to take my attention away from the old farm structures, even the sad ones. I thought I would finish this blog with a more cheerful image.

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The Old Farm Place

These were taken outside St.Charles, Illinois. Abandoned farms have a hidden history which has always appealed to me. The photographic textures, objects. overgrowth of vines, etc. speak for themselves. For me the exploration of color vs black and white is always worth pursuing .

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Out in the Country

The countryside around st. Charles is rich in opportunities for photographs. I love the fields and barns which seem to work better in color than black and white. There are more rural shots coming and some will be in black and white.

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The Old Barn

The same day we photographed the old mill we drove around running parallel with I-85 until we came to an old farm which was very close to new industrial development. I was taken by the architecture of the barn with the weathering paint and  old boards. These types of images are becoming rare in our area and call out to be recorded.

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