Monday, June 15, 2015

The Elements of a Photo

Sometimes when you are driving the 'backroads of America' you don't have time to pull over and take lots of photos of something you find interesting.


In this case, there was a house behind this old garage that was occupied. So it felt a little funny to be hanging out the window taking photos.


But isn't it a neat old rock and brick garage?


 The dates say 1919 and 1933.


 I decided to take the best photo (above) and crop it a few times to look at the details.


 Don't you love the old washtubs filled with pink flowers and the old windows?

Sometimes we miss the elements of a photo at first glance.

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Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

40 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a cool place!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, it is a neat old garage. I like the stonework and the old washtubs with the flowers. Great find! Have a happy day and week ahead!

podso said...

Diane what a great post. You did well photographing it on the run, so to speak. Wonderful elements--look at all that old stone. And doesn't cropping do wonders for a photo, even to seeing more details as you have shown. Well happy Monday!

Stacey said...

You found a neat spot, Diane. When I was little we lived in Dallas and my grandmother lived in San Antonio. We went back and forth all the time! I drive up and down that highway now and see some of the same spots that were old when I was a kid. They are relics now but they represent Texas to me. Fun to see old things. :)

Debby Ray said...

Wow...what a cool old place, Diane! Great photos and mosaic! Happy Monday!

Stephanie said...

What a fascinating place, Diana. The stonework is simply lovely! Happy Monday, my friend!

Maggie said...

It just goes to prove that you must always have your camera ready to capture whatever quirky image comes your way wherever you go.
Happy MM.

Linda Kay said...

Diane, what a find and how delightful to have a rock car port. The detail photos are really interesting.

Diane said...

Very cool-- great stone. Just think-- almost 100 years old!

Snap said...

Wow! What a find. Wouldn't you like to see inside the house????!!!! Love the flowers in the wash tubs. Amazing stone work. Happy Monday. Have a great week!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I love taking pictures of the details...I think you can get some wonderful shots that way. Then, put together into a collage, it's almost like art. I would have loved to have seen that garage!

Lorrie said...

What an interesting place! What a name - Turnipseed!

Terra said...

You found a great subject and I like the name "Turnipseed."

Gayle said...

Glad to see a place of interest won out over feeling funny hanging out the window. Because the rest of got to enjoy it too.

Arlene said...

Very neat photos Diane!! In my hometown there are several "rock" buildings in fact a portion of our old high school was The Rock Building. It was just refurbished and will be used as offices for the board of education. I am glad it was preserved as so many of us in the county have fond memories of the building.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I LOVE it Diane! The character of this place is oozing through the stonework! Have a wonderful week xx

Ariadne said...

That looks beautiful! Did people live in it now that the photos were taken?AriadnefromGreece!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

What a great place, Diane. xo Laura

Vee said...

A very neat old garage! Turnipseed? Fun name! Thank you for pointing out some of those features we might otherwise miss.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What wonderful photos and I love that stone work--
I know what you mean about photos--I often see things that I would love to take photos of when driving down the road--or rather someone else is driving me--but they don't want to stop--so I miss alot of good shots--
I often want to 'dead' head others flower gardens for better shots too when I am walking around town taking photos of flowers--wonder if they would mind!!!?????
smiles

September Violets said...

I'm a little shy when it comes to pulling out the camera too. Phones are great for this reason, but then I have to put on my glasses which takes oh so much extra time ;) You have some great shots of the stone garage. Is it really a garage? Maybe a portico for the horse drawn carriages in days gone by? Love the stone work and having the years marked on it are great. Enjoy your day Diane!
Wendy

Primitive Stars said...

Oh such a beautiful old place, loving that stone.Blessings Francine.

Christine said...

great old building and its fun to crop the photos and see the details! love the washtubs!
enjoy your day!

Donna said...

Diane I bet it was a splendid spot in its heyday...and it is crying for an old fashioned garden around the old stones.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely interesting post - I really like to see old buildings like this that people have moved into and turned into homes. It is nice to see things taken care of - the flowers in tubs show a love of the place. Nice adventuring.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm glad you stopped to capture this interesting old stone building Diane. Without the cropping I wouldn't have noticed the flowers in the tub.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Nancy's Notes said...

Diane, you amaze me with your awesome photographs and posts! You found a treasure and happy you decided to hang out the window, great shots there! Love the arches, the stone and little windows on the side, just awesome. What a great road trip!
Have a happy week!
Nancy

ann said...

Sometimes you just have to stop and take the photo. It is an unique old house deserving a photos. Well done.

Dewena said...

Diane, for a little while I thought you'd been in my neighborhood taking pictures! A couple of miles from us, on a state highway, there is a former old gas station that reminds me of this. Now I can't remember if it's made of stone or not, even though I've passed it hundreds of times. I'll have to pay attention next time.

I know that our "historical" building is not as pretty and odd as yours is though.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos of this old place!!
hugs,
Cindy

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, that is definitely a wonderful old structure! And SO photoworthy! :-)) thanks, Diane, for sharing it with us. xoxo

Linda H said...

Great photos of such a cool spot. Mr. Turnipseed - that's quite the name!!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love this! I am so glad you shared.
Carla

Mary Cromer said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love that old structure and how grand that you saw this building to get these captures. Juts yesterday, I was early to do some babysitting, even further out in the rural area that I live and decided to turn right, rather than my usual left. I got some snaps of an old dwelling that I shall share one day soon, and it was so neat~

Linda Walker said...

This is really interesting, I love stone buildings. The house I grew up with was built all of stones. (by my grandfather) The arches on this garage are beautiful!!! The tub and flower pots add a nice rustic appeal to the yard....bet the inside is interesting too!
xo
Linda

Jill said...

Such neat pictures!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every thing about this is cool, even the name Turnipseed! It reminds me of something from England.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

I've often embarrassed myself by walking up to an old building that appeared to have been abandoned, taking a photo and then spotting someone living or working right there! Love this building and the clever way you did your photos!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

If those walls could talk!!
GREAT shots!!

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh my....I love that garage! And the last name....Turnipseed? Amazing and thank you for taking those pictures!