Of all the old, rundown houses I’ve found in Hobart, this is my absolute favourite, but I can’t really explain why – I simply love it! I’ve photographed it before, but here it is again, my take with the Pen-F.
Firstly, a taste in full saturated Olympus vivid colour, highlighting the last red autumn leaves, the rusted roof, that lovely shingled folly, the bricks exposed on the chimney from the crumbling render and the large sandstone block foundations that this home full of character through it’s neglect sits on.
These first two images were taken from the street while capturing photos for a hopefully soon to be published project – (I’m after one more image before I kick it off). I noticed the place appeared empty this visit.
I ventured just a little up the gravel driveway – lets not call it trespass, no malice intended, I would have introduced myself if someone were home to find out more. The only thing I took were these five photos and some excitement at having snuck a slightly closer look!
The above images are pretty much straight from camera, but I felt the patina of this lovely aged façade deserved some HDR work in Photoshop …
I think it is this slate shingled feature on the roof that really draws me to this dilapidated building and the little veranda at the entrance. It is surrounded by large, well looked after mansion on larger properties, but if I had loads of money, this would be the house I would buy in the street!
I hope you enjoyed a visit to my dream home, I understand not everyone’s cup of tea – but hey, I’m a coffee drinker 😀 I think it might about to be renovated so I’ll keep an eye on the place to see what they do with it, – I hope tastefully and respectful. It deserves some love.