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Time of Obscurity (0520) by WayneBenedet Time of Obscurity (0520) by WayneBenedet
Rural Manitoba. Abandoned homestead.

Thanks for looking, commenting and :+fav:. I will respond to everyone.

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fredScalliet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Photographer
Beautiful shot.
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Exquisite gallery!
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LittleSeaSparrow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I really love your abandoned houses, whenever I see them I spin a whole story about them...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
thanks,

They all do have stories, but often I can't find them, so I allow them to develop in my head. I don't share them, I just allow them to be.
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shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Based on ruins I've seen in the mountains and plains of Montana, I can't help but wonder what's been discarded in the trees over the years...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I bet a metal detector would turn up a lot.
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shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I imagine. My grandfather lived in Eastern Montana most of his life, and one of his hobbies was going around town with a metal detector and a garden trowel to see what forgotten items he could dig up. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
do you know if he ever found anything of interest?
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shadesmaclean Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not really sure. I know he was into coin collecting, but that was mostly mint stuff, whereas most of what he found when he was out digging was just curiosities, though he was also very knowledgeable about the history of the town and the surrounding region. I often wished I had taken the time to talk to him more often. :(
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A lovely example of dignified decay.
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!! great vibrant colours adn placement of subject !!! nice wrok!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thanks.

I read your journal. I think it is a sign of our times. I have been here for about as long as yourself. I have seen many people come and go and many things change (as have you). At the same time, I have made a few connections, a couple have become friends that I correspond with outside of dA but mostly, I think friendship is difficult to achieve in this kind of space. Still, I understand what you are saying.
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!
yes this is true,I too ahve made a few friends who actully care to ask how you are doing and comment and fav your art as well as watch you , adn you do so inreturn. but I have had so many people who start to talk add you as a friend , and you do in return and they never speak to you after , you dont see any art come out of them or hear any replys from them.
I have seen so many people here on Da who dont even use there account for art and who have "premium memberships" and use line art for all there work ( other people line art ) while i have watched other who have amazing talen but cant afford any membership at all. its relly sad to see. and thease are the same people who have ask for people to watch them and stuff. its just depressing. yes I see your point:) thanks for your thought!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I think all one can do is to be kind to those that we encounter. You can't watch everyone, but you can see their work from time to time. I think dA has changed a lot. For a time I referred to is as the FaceBook of Art. And that is how so many people use it. Even my own use has changed. Now I use it more to promote my shows and workshops. And I spend a lot less time here. I used to post more, but now I am down to about a picture a week. I still log in almost every day, and I work a bit on the gallery responding to people, but there is not the same drive for me. In addition I admin a number of groups so I spend my time doing that. I am not sure if any of this even matters. The reality is that if someone responds, well and good, if a friendship develops that is good too, but I expect less and less from dA. And maybe that is a good thing too.

I am not sure if anything I say matters or makes sense, but I still recall your journal, and it still spoke to me and that is good too.
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes I see your point so much has changed.
I took have been on here less and less, and posting a lot less too ( in both my photography and drawing side of me ) adn your right , their is nothing I can do but except what I gotand go with it , wether people respond to me or not.
Take care and thanks for your thoughts!
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erene Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I just love the way you create beauty through abandoned properties.
Great job Wayne!
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What would our pioneers feel if they saw the future?
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klapouch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Photographer
This work has been featured on #devPREMIUM's Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 47!

Best regards!

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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thank you very much
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namstrap Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Nice capyure !
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thanks
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FlyingFatality Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's official. I may be your stalker. XD Favoriting almost everything you post every time!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
lol.... I always wanted one of those!!!! :rofl:
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FlyingFatality Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well look out because here I am!! Lol!
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Katiam63 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
looks like the house in the story I just finished reading
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
and what was the name of the story?
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Katiam63 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
The House By The River by Barbara Bartholomew, it was a time travel story. The book was set in Texas and had a similar looking house on the cover. It was an ok book, not great. I like those types of stories.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
it sounds interesting, personally I like sci-fi stuff. Have not ready any in years though, maybe it it time to look into another. Thanks for the title.
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Katiam63 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
The correct title is House Near the River! LOL! And even if you don't read the book,go look at the cover! it is uncanny how alike the house on the cover and your house are. Slight differences but still so similar.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
if it is the book by Barbara Bartholomew I was able to google it, and I see what you mean.
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Katiam63 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
yes that is it. It does look like your house a lot!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!! so alone.
Cindy
:heart: :hug:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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CrystalMarineGallery Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing these abandoned homestead images you capture. Their so full of history and a bit of mystery. ;)
Where I live there's more and more people constantly moving in and most the land his becoming nothing but and endless sea of subdivisions.....:(
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks,
this area is growing too, (One of the fastest in Manitoba) but I still live in small town, so hopefully I will have subjects to shoot for a long time yet, but I hear what you say about subdivisions.
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CrystalMarineGallery Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wonderful shot! :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks Andrey
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ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Not on the great plains but in rural areas of California, I lived in homes like this. So for me, this is hauntingly nostalgic. My room would have been in the upper window.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I think that room would have been really cool. If you look carefully you can see a white line in the window. It is an old black board, so it probably was a child's room.
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ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
It felt like it might have been...
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lxjohn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
When I look at that photo I like to think that it was once someone's happy home with kids, celebrations, and hope. I wonder what happened.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
that is a common thought of mine. Most often the house is left because the farmers sell the land to another farmer close by. He already has a house, so the one that is left just deteriorated. It is sad really, but given that farms have gotten larger, and fewer people actually work them, it is not surprising that this is the result. Sad, but not surprising.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Normally I don't feel this way but their is something rather ironic? about this house against the vibrant colors ...ironic isn;t quite the right word..i can't find in my thoughts but..it works the closest. Great image as much for the thought provocation as the composition and colors and focus
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I now what you mean Sophia. the combination of destruction (human( and natural beauty is quite a contrast.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:nod: !!!!
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Mac-Wiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Photographer
A wonderful fixer upper.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
lol
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
beautiful shot!!!
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