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Sunday, April 21, 2013

LIGHTROOM PAINTING OF EARLY 1800s HOUSE




Mixed in among farm outbuildings is this early Appalachian 1800s house form -- it was probably once the main building on this farm. Now it sits picturesquely near the road behind a wire fence -- its limestone rock chimney decaying as is the rest of the house. Now painted black over a metal exterior such vernacular house forms are rarely seen as I travel about Central Kentucky.  



13 comments:

  1. That would be a wonderful building to restore. Wouldn't it be great to live in it?

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    1. Birdie -- I don't think there are enough folks out there to restore all the houses and buildings that I notice are in bad condition -- this is too bad. The owners probably do not have the money to restore them either so there all these tired old houses sitting watching the world go by. thanks -- barbara

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  2. That painting drew me in like a moth to a porch light in June.

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    1. Raining Iguanas -- It is fun to see what one can do with photos in lightroom. thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  3. Oh Barbara...that is totally awesome!!! Almost looks like a painting and ooh look at that moss. Very cool picture!

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    1. turquoisemoon -- thanks for the kudos on the photo. I like lightroom for what it can do. I am a novice lightroom user and am lucky that I have a son that helps me with the many steps that stymie me as I work through my photos. thanks -- barbara

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  4. This is a great rendering of this building.

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    1. Michelle -- At first I did not like the idea of altering photos to such a degree but really it can be just fun. thanks -- barbara

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    1. Barbara -- you know I didn't see that until you mentioned it -- but, yes, it does have a feeling of ghostliness. thanks -- barbara

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  6. The picture is intriguing and, yes, it has a ghostly feeling. I'm wondering about the "metal" exterior -- tin? I don't understand.

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    1. June -- This was an interesting little house. Very early and undoubtedly did not have a metal exterior when built. The metal is corrugated. Sometime along its life line, I imagine that because of its decay, this metal was put on to preserve it as -- maybe a storage place. I have seen small old houses in the country decaying -- filled with hay -- a natural place to store crops as it is sheltered. All of this is conjecture as to why the metal was put on and then painted black -- black signalling it now has become an outbuilding.

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  7. Thanks, that's enlightening. I did not know of rural people using old houses in this way. You've mentioned black barns before but this is a further explanation.

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