Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Farmhouse in 2019—3


August 18, 2019

Could I see anything new in my fourth visit to my friend’s Pennsylvania farmhouse? I won’t say this was a worry, but it was a wonder. Earlier views of the farmhouse interior begin here and here and here. I guess I needn’t have wondered.

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21 responses

  1. The wooden floor and door sill announce their age. And how about the play of light and shadow in the final image?

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    August 18, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    • I’m happy that you understand what I was getting at with the door sill, Steve. Light and shadow get me every time, the more abstract the better.

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      August 19, 2019 at 9:34 AM

  2. One thing that strikes me over and over about this house is the odd (to me) combination of carefully arranged (I will not say curated!!!), attractive, vintage objects and furniture, with practical, perhaps even haphazardly chosen objects. E.g. the dignified antique bed with its end tables and vintage lamps and the modern plug. Or in #4, the curtains that fit the period farmhouse feeling framing the fan in the window. The lone canning jar on the mantle is another. Instead of turning away from the elements that don’t fit into a vision of shelter magazine perfection, you turn towards them. But you don’t ask them to scream, they’re just there. Everything is just there, all of it evenly recognized and appreciated. I noticed this in all of the posts about the farmhouse. Thank you for, well, honing your own vision so assiduously.

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    August 18, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    • Sue

      I think you have summed it up nicely, Lynn!

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      August 19, 2019 at 3:04 AM

    • You get it, don’t you, Lynn—and Sue. I sometimes refrain from photographing something photogenic in the farmhouse if an intervening hominess would (to me) detract from the scene. But if it doesn’t grab too much attention, I like to keep it within the frame. I think it shows that this house is lived in. Such “out of place” objects are another expression of Reality. Thank you for your lovely words and for giving me a chance to talk about what you have noticed.

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      August 19, 2019 at 12:40 PM

  3. I like and i share. Thank you.

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    August 19, 2019 at 7:51 AM

  4. As a woodworker that headboard got my attention. Do you get to sleep in that bed? 🙂 The window fan made me think of an owl and a lot of steps have hit that wood floor reducer.
    This old farmhouse is full of romance and stories.

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    August 19, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    • Yes, I do get to sleep in that bed—very happily—when I visit, Steve. So that board is called a reducer, eh? I keep calling it a lintel in my mind, even though I know perfectly well that that’s what goes above a door, not underneath it. Yes, generations and generations of stories in this farmhouse—and probably some romance, too.

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      August 19, 2019 at 2:12 PM

  5. I like the very first one with the gauzy images and the little key in focus.

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    August 19, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    • Thanks, Lynda. I love taking photos of reflections—wherever I can find them.

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      August 19, 2019 at 2:13 PM

  6. I really like the imperfections in the glass window panes. I doubt if they can ever be replaced with anything similar. But I really love the door threshold in #10. Nice work, Linda.

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    August 19, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    • I like the wavy glass, too. I guess that’s obvious. You sent me Googling about it, and I found some good news at https://thecraftsmanblog.com/all-about-wavy-glass/. I would never have looked but for your comment. How many people must have walked on that door threshold to achieve that look. Thanks as always for your comment, Ken.

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      August 19, 2019 at 8:02 PM

  7. Larry Porter

    This set of interior pictures is rich and interesting. I like the way that your distances and angles create a feeling of openness, even on the two-dimensional surface of the photograph. Lighting is consistently well-chosen, giving the colors a special vividness and vibrancy. And I enjoyed the tour of what seems to be a mysteriously empty, although furnished, house, with its natural setting visible from time to time through the windows.

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    August 19, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    • Thank you, Larry, for your thoughtful observations. I have chosen to photograph rooms without people in them, and that’s one reason that the house looks empty. I suspect, also, that no one’s living here full time accounts for most of the rooms I have been photographing not having that completely lived-in look. Maybe someday I will photograph the hubbub in the kitchen, the gatherings on the front porch, and the conversing midst lip-smacking (oh, the meals!) that transpires on the eating porch when people are here.

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      August 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM

  8. Wonderful set of images, Linda, just wonderful. However I lack the refined sensibilities of some of the other commenters here and so barely catch the subtler nuances – well, that’s me!!! But my favourite images are 3 and 4 and – even more so – 9. A 🙂

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    August 20, 2019 at 4:01 AM

    • Thank you, Adrian. I’m sure you do yourself a disservice in describing yourself in the sensibilities department. In any case, I’ll take you as you are. It’s especially rewarding to know that you like #4. That’s one I hesitated to take and hesitated to post. (But I liked it.)

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      August 20, 2019 at 11:27 AM

      • Yes, take me as I am – but change your name and go into hiding!!!! 🙂 More seriously, I’ve had a lot of instances now when a photo that I really wasn’t sure was good enough, and that I really wasn’t sure about posting, turned out to be popular – as always, we are all different – and I think a thing about blogging is that it gives the chance to try out uncertainties / new directions eg my Levels post today. A 🙂

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        August 21, 2019 at 3:50 AM

        • Your Levels post today is scrumtious, Adrian.

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          August 21, 2019 at 9:29 AM

          • Linda, thank you, that’s very good to hear – I’m thinking of doing more like this.

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            August 21, 2019 at 9:33 AM

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