We made a spur-of-the-moment trip last week. I wanted to help my parents with some tasks around the house and shoot photos in the rural areas of north central Ohio. The landscape there is full of interesting things to photograph: farms scattered in gently rolling hills, Amish culture, antique homes and barns, wildflowers, quaint villages, ancient cemeteries, and wetlands. I now have many photos to enjoy and categorize, so look for Ohio-theme blog posts in the weeks to come. We enjoyed every minute of our visit and hope to return soon!
While traveling around the countryside, I was drawn to the windows of old buildings. I decided to start a series of window photos and was able to get nine examples. I especially liked seeing the landscape reflected in windows, or curtains that hinted of a simple decor from decades ago.
All photos: Canon 60D.
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ISO 800, 100mm, f/18, 1/20.
This abandoned house in Savannah, Ohio had a mystery door next to one of the windows!
ISO 640, 50mm, f/13, 1/800.
Small window on a barn built in 1880. The window and texture of the painted wood were the features I found most interesting.
ISO 640, 25mm, f/18, 1/100.
This window is from an abandoned farmhouse in a wide valley. I like seeing the reflection of grain fields and sky.
ISO 500, 100mm, f/18, 1/80.
I found this house in a small Ohio town. The lovely designs under the soffit and over the windows are still pretty after many years in the elements.
ISO 640, 100mm, f/18, 1/40.
This handcrafted window is one of many in a restored brick church near Ashland, Ohio. Hints of the perfect autumn day reflect in the glass. (A future post will include more photos of this building, which is now a residence.)
ISO 800, 100mm, f/18, 1/80.
I found this old storage shed in a small town. The windows displayed a plethora of items and pride in the state of Ohio.
ISO 320, 100mm, f/18, 1/250.
This little diamond window is on the west side of an ancient church. Light from the setting sun illuminated the strong focal point.
ISO 800, 100mm, f/18 1/640.
The wall of windows on the front of this post office face a busy road. Taking the photo from the side was my only option, but this angle provided interest as well.
500, 100mm, f/18, 1/15.
This fancy window hints of a once elegant brick house.