Berks County Farm House Ruins (18th Century)


This is a 17th century farm house that's been left to the elements in Berks County, Pennsylvania, about an hour or so from Durham Township. I'll post at least one more image of this structure - I found it fascinating to look inside and see the architectural details. What you're seeing here is the collapsed first floor and a first storey window with a view of the road leading up to the house (where someone is walking by).

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm w/circular polarizer, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/160s and aperture f/2.8. Multiple curves adjustments for contrast and saturation, color balancing for tone.

Thanks, everyone!



I am a sucker for antiquities and ruins. This is beautiful and haunting. Thank you!

Posted by Lilwater at June 19, 2006 1:05 PM

Precious. Very pretty shot.

Posted by NĂ­vio at July 21, 2006 5:19 PM

It reminds me my grandparents' house, destroyed lon ago.

Posted by Marianne at July 22, 2006 10:56 AM

it's really great!!!all of your photoes are really great....
Good job

Posted by sanaz at December 24, 2006 2:40 AM

This balance is really great, and the view out the window is complete in itself. Amazing combination! I spent some time moving stuff in the basement of JCG today. Our building is roughly 100 years old--not this far gone--but I can "relate!"

Hope you got out OK....and thanks for going in.

Posted by david tinnon at April 17, 2007 11:34 PM
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