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Mitchell Homestead
31-OCT-2011 Cindy Flood

Mitchell Homestead

Armstrong, Wisconsin

Dave and I took a drive out to look at the Mitchell Homestead since the corn has been cut and you can see the house again. I know this is an old subject, but for some reason, I am so intrigued by this house. You can see that it has deteriorated quite a bit in the last year. There is not much roof left and once that falls in, the structure will probably cave-in. I'm expecting that the farmer who farms this land, will probably push it down at some point in the not-too-distant future.
I put one of my textures over it and played around.

Leica IIIg ,Leitz 5cm f/2 Summitar LTM,Kodak BW400CN
0.00s Scanned on the Nikon LS-9000 full exif

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Mike Stobbs04-Nov-2011 01:27
What a cool find....this would make a fantastic night image also.....Love it.
Michael Edwards01-Nov-2011 10:27
Superb shooting, Cindy, and even more fantastic processing.
I am in awe of the look and feel of this image.
It looks like you just dug it out of your mom's cedar trunk...
Lennart Waara01-Nov-2011 09:51
Excellent to see the house again, a great deal of deterioration later! Great work with the photo too Cindy!
hal 01-Nov-2011 04:52
A most interesting photo Cindy.
Even the wall is cracking now.
Your processing is excellent and very suitable for the derelict house.
Also very very cleverly done. l like the ragged edge too.
Frank Kavanagh Photography31-Oct-2011 21:59
Wonderful treatment, love it.
Pete Hemington31-Oct-2011 21:35
I remember it well and our treatment of it in the challenge has perhaps taken a toll ??

Make sure you are there when the farmer knocks it over ? would be good to see it collapse to see the end of the story.
maggie_falconi31-Oct-2011 16:59
Great capture and treatment Cindy! It's a pity to see the house in those conditions! Very nice composition!
Terry_O31-Oct-2011 16:27
Its definitely not long for this world, Cindy. I love the way
you antiqued the shot. Very consistent with its current condition.
Its amazing that the place was let go to
rack and ruin. It looks like it was quite nice in times
past.
SageCreek Images31-Oct-2011 15:07
I love these old buildings, if they could only talk....
Bob Stevens31-Oct-2011 14:55
Great subject and I love the processing.

You are right on target about photographing it while you can. These things often just disappear one day or fall under their own weight and once they are gone, they are gone.
Pat nighswander31-Oct-2011 14:34
this is familiar .. oh now now the exterior has a big crack coming from the window area.