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Monday, August 6, 2012

tin roof... rusted!

On Saturday on my way back from transporting B3 to his soccer match in a neighbouring town I did something that has been in my heart for a long time.
I took photos of old rusty buildings in our area.
B3 was not overly impressed about this slow trip home, but he helped take some of the photos from the left hand side of the car.
Some of these were taken while I stopped on the road when there was no traffic, or on the edge of the road.
I had to assure a few people that nothing was wrong with my car, I was just taking photos!

I have used picmonkey to edit them.
I simply auto adjusted, did some minimal cropping on some and then applied a sketchedy border and my watermark.
What do you think?

I keep thinking I would love to publish a book called "tin roof... rusted!" to celebrate all the glorious old farm buildings that have seen better days.
Or maybe a series of postcards?

 This first picture is actually of a building fenced off with a sign saying crown land, luckily there was a hole big enough for me to point the camera  through to get a decent shot.
For a very long time- probably since I saw Flash Dance as a teenager I have thought it would be cool to live in a warehouse, or barn or old church, so every time I drive past this building I think of how cool it would be to turn it into a home with that huge deck out the front overlooking the river.

 This vine covered shed is just up the road from the first building.

This little brick outhouse is one of two on a private property with an old school building.
The school building itself is hard to get a photo of as it is under a lot of trees.

 first one side

 and then the other of an old dairy, that looks like it still sees some use.

 See the river peaking through the trees

 Corragated iron siding

 this doesn't look too bad...

 ... until you see the other side.

 Another outhouse.


 Here is an old milk can used as a mail box.

 These three photos are all of an old house that is not far from me.
I think it is amazing that the chimney is intact along with the roof albeit rather rusted, the louvres on the veranda are even still there but the walls are all gone.
I suspect that they have been removed to use elsewhere around the farm.

 Do you like these rustic photos?
Do you think they have potential?

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  1. Deanne I just love your photos and love how you have edited them! I too have a thing for rusty old sheds and barns and totally dig your idea and book title! You should definitely do it! Kate x

  2. Hi Deanne....such iconic Aussie pics, l've never "seen" them in the artistic way you've photographed and edited them...thanks for sharing your lovely pics...yes l agree a book of these rusted old buildings would be awesome.

  3. these are fantastic shots! you have some interesting old relics up there.
    love how you edited them too.

  4. I think they are awesome! I love the editing too. You've got some talent!

  5. I DO like these photos, so many interesting and typically Australian old buildings. I great mix of structures. Imagine the history each one holds....

  6. These photos are great! You've done really well capturing it here!! So Australian!

  7. Deanne...I love rusty old barns and out buildings...I often wonder the life that was once there...Thanks for sharing your wonderful country...Blessings, Becky

  8. These photos are gorgeous. I never get too tired of looking old rusty roof-topped barns and such. The mail box was neat too.

    You could use an online program and make calendars for Christmas presents. These photos are great. You should take some with snow, and in the fall with colored leaves...for the calendar. I'm trying to be helpful...can you tell?

    loving picmonkey, too, Pat

  9. It's such a shame that this kind of rural architecture is crumbling across the country. I love the way they are built using such iconic and simple construction

  10. Love Shack, Ba===by! Love the old barn pics. I can't resist taking pics of them too, when on a road trip.

  11. Your photos are soooooo fabulous. Your post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.


  12. I just love old tin sheds, especially rusty ones. Great photography subject.
    Penny x

  13. Hi, visiting from PotMC. Lovely photos! I know what you mean about dreaming of fixing up an old abandoned place - there's an old schoolhouse with a steeple that I can picture as being the coziest little house! Bisous, Femme au Foyer

  14. Thanks so much for linking up with the POTMC, Deanne. You have such a great eye for picking shots. And PicMonkey is the best, isn't it? J x

  15. HI, new to your blog, I have just popped over from POTMC. I love all these shots,they would all looked fantastic framed¡

  16. Those rusted roofs are actually quite charming in their own right! Seeing roofs like that kinda reminds you that change is constant, and we are all subject to it. That’s why we should make the most out of the time we have today. :)


  17. Oh my, those roofs look like they could use a little help from our roofer friends. They should be able to remove the rust and strengthen the support structures. Then, a painting job will do the trick to make them look good as new. Replacing the roofs with new ones would be a viable option as well. Anyway, if no one’s living in the houses, then these rusted roofs are good enough to provide a rustic feel of the area.

    Joann Winton

  18. These pictures have a lot of character, Deanne! I like the old and worn look of the rusted roofs. The reason why farmhouses usually have metal roofs is because this type of roofing is durable and cost-effective. The only downside to it is rust, but that can be prevented easily by using the right paint of coat to keep the water from seeping into the metal.

    @Sasha Herrick

  19. It really looks like it needed an overhaul already. It was certainly wise to replace your roof as early as possible before it fell apart or had any leaks. Anyway, your new roof has a nice shade! Be sure to conduct regular roof maintenance so that it would be in its best condition at all times.

    Visit Jones Roofing


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