From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Old Homesite

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... History and Old Stuff...



Old barn

The barn is still standing, but across the road, only the trees are left at the old homesite.

Old homesite
These photos were taken in Todd County, Kentucky, about 15 miles southeast of our home. I decided to use sepia toning to give them an old-fashioned look as Rich Legg of Leggnet's Daily Capture often does. I like the effect a little better on the trees than on the barn.

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5 comments:

RunAwayImagination said...

Very interesting! You inspired me to make my own post of old barns we saw on our recent trip to Russellville.

heelers said...

The sepia works wonders.
Poignant and evocative.
James

Genevieve said...

Thanks, guys.

In truth, that was some of the easiest "Photoshopping" I've ever done.

Actually, I usually use Paint Shop Pro, even though I have Photoshop. I have had Paint Shop Pro ever since I had a computer, and it's such a good old friend that I can't abandon it.

LeggNet said...

Nice work Genevieve, you've done well with these.

Rich

Genevieve said...

I consider that high praise! :)

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