Abandoned Homestead Near Osage, Arkansas

A few years ago I was driving home from Branson, Missouri and I had a goal to look for old homesteads and abandoned vehicles a long the way to photograph. One of my stops was by accident. I found a sign for an old cemetery and school. As I took the muddy dirt towards the school and cemetery the road split with no signs pointing the way. I ended up taking the wrong direction. A few minutes down this muddy dirt road I came across an old abandoned homestead near Osage, Arkansas sitting in an overgrown pasture.

abandoned homestead near Osage, Arkansas sitting in an overgrown pasture.

Abandoned Homestead Osage, Arkansas

The abandoned homestead sat just off the road behind a stand of trees. The only reason I saw it was because I turned off the road onto an entrance to a pasture. When I was turning around, that’s when I saw it sitting at the edge a of stand of trees. It was an old abandoned farm house that had most of its wooden planks.

abandoned homestead near Osage, Arkansas sitting in an overgrown pasture.

I had originally planned to shoot from where I was parked and along the road tree line but as a farmer passed by on his tractor. He saw me with my gear and looked over at the old house and waved as he drove by. So I decided to take a closer look.

The Condition of the old Homestead

The old homestead has been abandoned for years if not decades. Most of the house has been salvaged.

abandoned homestead near Osage, Arkansas sitting in an overgrown pasture.

Since the rains were getting close and the already muddy dirt road was almost to muddy to drive in my little car down, I didn’t stick around long. I just took a few shots of the exterior before heading to the school and cemetery.

About the Photos

The images were shot late in the after noon as the storms were coming in and at the edge of the woods by hand without a flash using Sony Nex-3Nand a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 lens. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. I then post processed with Google Nik Collection for color correction, add contrast, and remove noise.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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