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Waiting for the Fall by WayneBenedet Waiting for the Fall by WayneBenedet
This house was totally hidden from view, but the orientation of the trees suggested that a house should be there, so I made a side trip. I had to drive across a field and then walk into the site. And there she was, just like the landscape predicted.
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ReaderOEllenW Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Iwonder of what tales the house would tell if it could talk.
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb :-)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Awfulartist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
How did you find this house? Internet aerial views or some old maps?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
my comments explain how I found it.

I was driving by, the orientation of the trees suggested that a house would be there, so I investigated.
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work Wayne!
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asaph70 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
great find. So you too look at a clump or a row of trees and "go some thing should be there" drives my wife nuts as I randomly point these feature out as we drive by. The only things is around here 90% of the time you can tell there is nothing left or when I have gone to see if there is anything, there is nothing save for an odd brick or some sort of debris to tell you a structure was there. It's a shame as these places are our heritage.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Trees were planted out here around houses to give shelter from the wind. After a while of looking, a pattern emerges. When the leaves are off the trees, you can often see a structure from a half mile or more away. (In summer that is not possible of course). You can't tell what it is or its condition, but you can tell there is something there. Often I make note of placed in winter and then go back in summer. But sometimes, like for this house, I was traveling to put up a show so I was about 3 hours out. In cases like this, I usually just take what I can get at the time. Going back is not always practical because of distance and commitments. Though I have thought of towing a trailer into an area and staying for a week or so. Maybe this summer????
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rishinpv Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
A really noustalgic place..great work
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JerryAlton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, looks so fresh.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Beautiful work! :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thanks Andrey
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
:handshake: Wayne!
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meowmix94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so beautiful. The bright blue sky contrasts the grey of the house and trees so well. Did you explore inside of it?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thank you,

no, the inside is in very poor shape and unsafe.
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Dorshiffe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such a skyrim like place ^^
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reydelbolero Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Nice capture. Fascinating place.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thanks Rick
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
None of them can hide from your eyes dear Wayne...you can catch them one by one and capture them better than their originals. So when you share them we all adore your photographs. Because gave them their souls back the photographs gets closer to us always. Wish you can have the opportunity to capture my fathers old house also...

Thank you so much for your wonderfull photographs :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thanks Ayhan,

I too wish I could photograph his house. I can only imagine the beauty of it.

You take care, and have a great weekend.
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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ıt would be great if we can do so :nod:
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retro2k Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always amazing, your abandoned house photos. Looking at this photo, I go back in time and imagine who lived there. What kind of people where they...
Did you get in the house?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Hi frank,

Thanks for stopping by. The old houses have the same effect on me.

I did not go into this one because it is really in very poor shape. My sense is that it won't take much more before it is just a pile of boards.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely composed!! :thumbsup:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Cool!!!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
love the structural design :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
the "L" shape was quire common out here in the early 1900's. Some builders have brought it back in the last 20 years.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wayne the house detective.. nice find
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
lol... I do seem to have a nose for old...
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ya found ME!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
lol
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I live in SW Minnesota, this whole scene made me think you lived nearby. So I checked, wow, what a surprise, Canada! Seriously thought it was here. So many old building here built in the middle 1800s and houses in the early 1900s. It is amazing what people of that time did to settle in these parts, and what we take for granted now. Great photo!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Hey Steve,

thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

I grew up in Ontario, just north of Minnesota, and have vacationed along the north shore many times. I now live in Manitoba, just a few miles north of North Dakota (12 to be exact). I can see why you thought it might be out your way as the land here is very similar to your area. The house is located in a small forest in the middle of a field. There was tilled land all around it. But for some reason, the house site itself has been left. More and more these places are being pulled down and the land being used for agriculture.
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euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Same is happening here quite a bit. It is hard to heat those old places not to mention upkeep. I see a lot of barns falling down. I am closer to Rochester, MN and have only been in this area a few years. Taxes is another reason the building are going away here. The more buildings on the land, being used or not, can add value and higher taxes, so that extra acre of crop is now worth lots more. I believe those old place would be a great place to take a metal detector and hunt for old coins and such. Banks were not popular in the late 1800s. I have not yet, but plan to spend more time checking our your gallery. Congrats on the DD by the way. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I have never been to Rochester. St Paul /Minneapolis is the closest that I have come. We get to Duluth every few years to visit friends. I few years back we drove Highway 2 from grand forks to Duluth. Not a route we will take again. Pretty but very slow.

There is a lot of change taking place on the land. Small family farms have all but disappeared in favour of large corporate ones. It is hard to make a living on a small piece of land, so large makes sense. When farms are sold, the houses are almost always left. They decay and finally are pushed over and the land reclaimed for crops. It seems to be a very common pattern.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
hmm i like this I know that technically that tree is damaging the house but it seems almost to be comforting it as well ... i know strange thought there it is :) love it
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
It was a very interesting place to visit SC. It had a home feeling about it, but not exactly comforting. I think the damage to the structure was too extensive for that.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
nod, I get that that was the impression the image left was home it's just the curve of the branch over the roof like a mother's arm around a child that gave the impression of comfort. I have been inside old places that felt like home even though they needed a lot of repair to make them liveable by some standards. Yet they still felt like home.
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aseasecret Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
What an amazing shot. I love older houses, they tell such great stories :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I agree. I seem to be drawn to them
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geekpalace Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Filmographer
This picture is beautifully composed. It makes me want to see the inside of the house so much...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Hidden views... I don't think entering the house would have been a wise choice
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geekpalace Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Filmographer
...collapsing roof? "Beware of dog" sign? Or worse: "Beware of owner"?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
the structure was not very secure. The floor was already gone all that was left was the outside walls, and they will not stand long I don't think.
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geekpalace Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Filmographer
Ah. It's too bad about the house. I mean, it's no beauty, but it looks like it's in a pretty interesting location. Then again, if no one lives there, not many people will be able to appreciate the view anyway.
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MagicBlanche Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Wonderful :clap::rose:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Thanks
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