365-290 Turn around

For the second day in a row I have a photo of an old structure. Whereas yesterdays barn was a structure I was familiar with, I just discovered this house today. At lunch time from a project near Wheeling I thought I would explore a road I haven’t been on. Checking the map on my phone I saw that it connects to another road which would eventually take me back to my work site. I drove along and spotted some potential subjects but, as I mentioned in previous posts, trying to shoot photos in the midday sun is not ideal, in general. But if I didn’t find any more subjects I would try something with what I found just to get a shot in, since I would probably be on the job site until dark. After a few miles I decided instead of driving the full loop I would just turn around and head back towards work. I found a fire department parking lot to turn around and I headed back in the other direction. Almost immediately I spotted this house. I just drove past it earlier and never saw it!

That’s where it pays to change directions. Looking in the opposite direction is almost always rewarding. I would never had known this house was here if I just continued on the way I was going. The sunlight on the flag is what really caught my eye. Plus the fact that it is a relatively new flag on a decidedly old structure. As an added bonus this shot actually works because of the midday sun! The house is just getting into shadow but the flag is still well lit by the sun making it pop out of the scene. Pentax K20D, DA 17-70.


© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-290 Turn around

  1. October 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Fantastic shot! I love the contrast between old and new as well as the vivid colours 🙂

    • October 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you. That’s exactly what caught my eye as I traveled down the road. I like it when a photo smacks you in the face.

  2. October 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

    This has much the same feeling as the color barn photo you recently posted. The primary difference for me is that while the other just doesn’t feel lonely, this doesn’t even feel abandoned.

    • October 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      The newish flag definitely shows some sign of life. That’s about all, the grounds were a little ragged.

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