Saturday, September 19, 2009

Black and White, Focus and Blur

This is my Monochrome Weekly photo.
I took this picture next to the little house in my last post.
I think Sunny is right about it being used for storage because there aren't any windows. I could be wrong but I think it was used by an old farmer's in the 1700's.

There are some ruins and a plaque close to it. This is some of what the plaque says.

"This is Mathias Weisner's original farmhouse which dates back to the late 1700's. After a fight between the English Anglicans and the Dutch Lutherans, the Dutch moved down into the Delaware Valley from Rhode Island."

It went on to give the names of some farming families and said the land used to be a farm.
The original farmhouse burned down and was excavated by boy scouts. The land is now a 9-11 reflection memorial park, and a memorial to "the Ductch farmers who founded and farmed the land during the colonial period".

About a mile from this place I found a large horse stable that is over 200 yrs old and no longer used. I'll post pictures in the future.

35 comments:

m.j.yosino said...
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ruma2008 said...

Hello. Delicate content is felt to me well. It is the work which is wonderful with stillness. Pennsylvania is a good place.

Carolyn Ford said...

Interesting story about the little house...sure raises curiosity! This monochrome is very nice. The white stands out so beautifully. At first I thought it was a feather but then realized it's a type of grassy plant. Very nice post...

Vogon Poet said...

Great light, perfect composition and focus.

Jacob said...

This is excellent, James. The light is exquisite making this plant look like it's been dipped in silver paint!

fufu said...

yeah cant wait to see more pictures of the old horse stable ya =p

what you ere trying to focus couldnt entertain me 100%... erm this shot is alright but i just... erm... well forget it... i am just an amateur photographer who learning photography early of the yr =p

Amit Gupta said...

damn nice work....

Martha in PA said...

I like it! I love the softness of the plant/weed, and have photographed often!

I like the added info on the little house!

Pam said...

Wonderful composition, James... Which is something you always do quite well.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day:)

tiffanyk. said...

Ohmygosh, gorgeous.
I love black & white photos. :)

postcardsfromasmalltown said...

I like the different taxtures and patterns here. It creates a nice effect.

Aileni said...

I like that image very much.

Petunia said...

Nice!
The image are very great the pattern make great effects!

~Just me again~ said...

I love this, so many textures. It's great!

RuneE said...

I like the way you had focused on the "white" straw and kept everything else dark and ot of focus.

John said...

The focus and the depth of field really work

3c said...

Isn't that clever!

Lucy

Asta said...

Hi James,

Lovely composition of the picture.
And interesting story. I look forward to see more shots from this area.

Best regards
Asta

Carver said...

I love this shot. The grass plume shows up so well. Interesting post too.

Arya said...

Fun!

Thom said...

I like this a great deal. Monochrome is almost my favorite photo's to look at :)

Danton said...

A good frame made very interesting with an accompanying historical bit.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I like this angle..the fence and the grass ..all in mono look great-

Dina ... UK said...

Very eye catching image, love it...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So many textures! The grass really sands out well here.

kden said...

Simply. Beautiful.

michael bird said...

Love the work of nature joined with the work of man, each with its curves and angles and straight edges. At first I saw a contrast but then more of a similarity. Nice capture.

Sistertex said...

Nothing like getting up close and personal with an organic fuzzy! Seriously, nice shot. Can't wait to see the photos of the stable..200 years old, pretty neat.

Sheress said...

I love this frame it tell a story and thank you for sharing the extra information. I love knowing if there's something more to a picture. Like they say a picture can tell a thousand words.

magiceye said...

fabulous shot!

Dragonstar said...

I love the contrasts of light and texture you have here, and the information is a bonus.

The bright little building in the post below looks like some of our local small barns - though they would have originally been thatched!

Daryl said...

Beautifully done ..

Regina said...

Unusual and beautiful one.
Great shot James!

Calico Crazy said...

I love the contrast of that tall grass in front, so bright and sharp in comparison to the background. The collapse of the man made fence against the sturdiness of nature. Great photo!

Calico Contemplations

Rebecca said...

The light on that grass is wonderful. Love the history of the place...my son's name is Mathias so that caught my eye.