#501 The Homestead
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Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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Homestead



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Nice shot Rick. The weathered wood really stands out as does the abandoned, boarded up window. I wonder what that board was there for?



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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I like that you left the colors in this; the reddish tones in the weathered wood give it a western, frontier look I've only seen in the western mountains. Especially since the tree, though young and probably living, also has the same tones in the bark - nice contrast of similarities...
Good ol' rule-of-thirds draws the eye to the corner and the intersecting walls...
Very Good entry, Rick...
Jerry



Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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Thanks to everyone. I'm not certain of the reason for the boards across the windows, but I'll ask some of the local ranchers.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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Nice entry Rick, well done. I wonder if the boards are to discourage entry by unwanteds...people or critters.



Oregon Gal
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The image works well in color. It accentuates the age and the weathered wood of the house.



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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cool shot there



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Cool shot. When I was a young man I ask my father why people put shutters on their window, and he said , when they are open your welcome but when they are closed your not, made good sense then , even now when windows glass is missing and there is a board across the window still means the same.

Norm



Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
Nice entry Rick, well done. I wonder if the boards are to discourage entry by unwanteds...people or critters.


The boards were put over the windows as you say to keep out cattle in this open range.