Donna of the blog, Cottage Days and Journeys, is hosting a black and white photo challenge this weekend. Go to this blog for the rules then link up at the blog highlighted at the end of my post.
I took this photo in September 2012.
I used the Auto setting but it was taken looking into the mid afternoon light so the sky is very light.
I edited it in Picasa changing it to black and white and added the 'vignette' framing to darken the edges.
The original photo.
This was a beautiful old house in it's day.
You can see evidence of a veranda across the front. Vandals have broken out the windows that aren't boarded up. It makes me sad to see a beautiful old house falling to disrepair like this but I am surprised it hasn't been burned down.
Then again, I haven't driven by it since then, so it may not be standing anymore.
The next two are the same house but closer up.
I can't remember how I edited this one as I did it several months ago. I wanted it to look spooky and I wanted the lines of the wood clapboards to show up. I think it's really interesting how the broken glass is outlined.
The original close up.
I hope you will join us and see some other black and white photos at