Random Image of the Week #44: Abandoned Farm House in Eddy, Texas (Demolished)

This week’s random image is of a decaying abandoned farm house in Eddy, Texas that I finally had the chance to explore during a road trip down to South Texas.

Abandoned Farm House in Eddy, Texas

Abandoned Farm House in Eddy, Texas

For over ten years I have made the drive from Dallas, Texas to San Antonio. During my years in college I made the drive down to San Antonio almost every weekend and holiday I could to visit my wife (girlfriend at the time) at Trinity University. I must made the trip over a hundred times and then every couple of years for personal reasons or business.

During the early years, I didn’t pay much attention to the abandonments along the way. Then I made the trip a few years ago and noticed a run down old farm house just south of Eddy, Texas off I-35. I wasn’t sure if it was abandoned or not. You never know with these old farm houses. Sometimes people live in house that look abandoned or even condemned.

At the time, it was late and I didn’t have my camera gear or the right clothes, boots, and flash light to investigate further. So I noted the house and figured I would check it out the next time I passed by.

Then last year, I drove to Austin on business and planned to stop by the house to see its condition. When I got to Eddy, Texas, there was interstate construction near by and the exit was removed. I also noticed the house was collapsing on itself.

At that point, I decided to spend my time at another location and save this one for when the weather was cooler and less likely find snakes hiding out in the grass surrounding the place.

Sadly this old historical home was demolished by order of the city a few months after my visit and I was not able to get back down to the house again.

About the Image

The image was shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

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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