Saturday, August 15, 2009

The little Red Shack on Tucker Road

red shack on tucker rd

This was a little red shack I discovered off Tucker Road in Trumansburg, New York. It was standing beside a barn that had collapsed and reminded me of a child that had lost its parents. Certainly a lot of character in this little one but I'm afraid its days are numbered.


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20 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

A haunting sadness captured here (from my point of view) - almost as if it stands there bleeding. The sky blue, but sombre attends the demise.

Thank you Gary.

willow said...

I'm glad you're preserving these wonderful landmarks, at least digitally. This photo is great. I love the marvelous textures here, Gary. The contrasts of the grass and the sky are just super.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hello gary - as usual, your images are breathtaking - i particularly love shooting old buildings and sights - their spirits seem to hold such a pandora's box of intrigue and beauty - in any event, just dropping by to partake of the visual feast you have prepared - and for which i thank you - please feel free to drop by one of my places should you be so inclined - have a wonderful day - jenean

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

very cool-great photo~ when I looked at it I saw the face of a smiling scarecrow! Must have fall on the brain..
Karen

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I thought is was just me that saw a face but I see Brayton did too! Love your captures of this disappearing Americana.

Cheers!
http://juliemagerssoulen.blogspot.com

drollgirl said...

it is a nice site to see, but i fear you are right -- it doesn't have much time left. kind of sad, really and just another reminder that a lot of the old time stuff with character is on its way out.

Gary Heller said...

Thanks for the comments on this. I felt a sadness when approaching this subject. It was sitting in an isolated and desolate area off of a very quiet backroad. The scene reminded me of a place that time forgot.
I also see a face in this as i do in many of these old shacks. This particular one remionded me of a face that one would carve into a pumpkin.

Pretty Things said...

The building is wonderful but that sky is amazing!

Antonio Estevez said...

gary, you have this uncanny ability to give empty, inanimate structures life and a personality of their own. u r awesome, brother.

Allegra Smith said...

I do see the face as well and the sadness of a beautiful, long past its time object that once was a part of a busy life no longer existing. Thank you for stopping by today, it has given me the chance to become acquainted with your work and to tell you that I find your connection with your subjects to be truly spiritual. I will come back often...

diane said...

Gary, I can't look at just one photo when I come here. I always wind up scrolling through all of them, because they are a treat every time. xo

Gary Keimig said...

Wow! You are getting some great images, Gary. Really enjoying what you are doing.

Raez said...

Hello gary! thanks for your input on lightroom. i recently downloaded a trial version so we'll see how it goes. also, what is a DNG converter? ive never heard of it...

and wonderful pictures, i love how you capture beautiful scenery & abandoned barns!

raez

Gary Heller said...

Thanks to all for your time and good words. I truly appreciate it much and look forward to visiting back to see what you have been up to as well.
Raez, the trial version should get you aquainted with the program, but it is unlike most anything else and you may need to be patient and give it time to get the hang of the new "concept" in editing.
I'll drop you an email to explain more in detail about some of the other things.

DJ said...

Beautiful direction in the lines, and the sentiment is there, as well...

angelshair said...

Beautiful! It looks like a person!!!
It's been a long time, and I love the new design of your blog! It is perfect! This makes me want to redesign mine:)))!

Wendy said...

Hi Gary, I just found your blog through another....I'm so glad that I did! really, a lovely story. What I especially like about this photo is your emotional impression from he building and how you were so able to capture it here. I also love the composition in the way the movement in the sky and the movement in the grass really lead my eye right to that barn. really lovely!

Rachel Follett said...

Great shot! Love that sky!

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

LOVE this one! ...yet again...

Sheila said...

I love little treasures like these Gary. You've given it the respect and a sense of purpose it deserves for all those years it's help serve the farmer.