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Desolation IV by DanteSangreal Desolation IV by DanteSangreal
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Located in Preston, Idaho. Built in the late 1800's. I saw this house from road and (with permission) hiked across a horse pasture to take the photo. I have no history on this building (note me if you do I'd love to know)...

I like the empty places, but even more I like to find the things we leave behind in these places, cast-offs of our lives. There is something in these that I think Ambrose Bierce would appreciate...
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:iconfur11::iconcraciun3: FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover:
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silverlakephotos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
It is like many of the old houses, barns, and out buildings I find all around South Dakota. Love shooting them and seeing the ones others shoot and share. Thanks for sharing this one.
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome. I also like to shoot these old buildings, and always love to see what others shoot.
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've been interested in old abandoned places. This one looks interesting - bet it was hard to keep warm during the winter...
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine so, the old houses weren't always insulated well, or sometimes not at all. I remember doing a remodel of an old house built in the late 20's, and inside the walls we found wads of old newspaper sheets of packed beavers fur and wads of cotton or wool. When they ran out of one they simply moved to the next cheapest and so on, parts of it had nothing.
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BakuraLover0987 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
I don't know why but I have alaways loved pictures like this. Keep 'em coming!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have plans to visit the old Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke sets over in Kanab, as well as pay a visit to the ghost town Grafton and once again back to Silver Reef, so more are coming...
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BakuraLover0987 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Artist
kk! <3 ur artwork!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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Foxfire4000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I'd suggest a little more contrast. Totally raw texture doesn't always display the most emotion.
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I've tried different color combinations (I'll maybe try a high contrast versionas time allows), [link] this is simply the one I liked and felt portrayed the moment best.
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Alpha-Maus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You caught this really good, this really looks sad...
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. :)
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daLazyMr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice, however I'd place the house a little more to the left and I'd also apply a sepia effect to boost its nostalgic feeling. But it's a great shot anyway!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) I can't do much about sliding the house to the left, that is what it is, but I have tried different color permutations, all of which are found here [link] . Sepia is one of them, I also added a few scratches and lines to help aid the idea of an older photo.
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MeishkaBokeh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, wonderful location!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I kept thinking that the horses that called the field their home were going to stampede over us as they raced back and forth, but thankfully they never came too close.
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Ardgy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot, i like places with history like this
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I also like places with a history. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find out about it, but when it comes to old places like this I think the history is mostly gone with the people that lived there.
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mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
once upon a time, this must've been warm and a happy place to live in. beautiful piece. great job!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're welcome. :D
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo. As you say - desolate, great title and very apt. Nice work. :D
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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bad-chop-suey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Cool photo
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. :)
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bad-chop-suey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
np
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Lanne09 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Artist
reminds me of stuff out of a horror movie or game.. love it!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice One! I also love decrepit things. However, it could be a better photo if it is shot from another angle. Cheers!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) I did shoot it from another angle [link] ... I chose this shot to show the broken foundation, that there was stuff left behind (as seen in the door and windows) and, maybe mostly, because with the sheet metal awning and placement of the door and windows the house takes on a somewhat human characteristic in the idea of a face...
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abravewolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Interesting. Personally, I liked more the III. But now that you say, i think it's pretty interesting the idea of the face. Think both are nice pictures :)
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional
so decrepit...really nice capture
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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Norble Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Poor sad little house. Nice choice of color variance here. Way to make the curve of the house stand out.
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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PennineRosa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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drakestard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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angelicshadow88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Creepy, but I love it! *w*
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The blue works well, too!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well... I think it gives the image a certain something... maybe that x factor.
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep!
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DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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