Random Picture of the Week #38: The Forgotten – Abandoned Farmhouse Near Sherman, Texas

This week’s random image was taken in Sherman, Texas while doing a little exploring east of Sherman off HWY-82. The image is of a forgotten toy left behind after an old farm house was abandoned near Preston Road and HWY-82.

Abandoned Farmhouse Near Sherman, Texas

This article was originally posted to EvolutionaryDesigns.net/photography on September 28th, 2014

The Forgotten: Abandoned Farmhouse West of Sherman, Texas

One of the things I love about abandoned farmhouses and other buildings is discovering the forgotten. Almost every abandoned place that hasn’t been picked over by scrappers and thieves will have a story. You just have to look for it and find it. Even those places that are picked clean or have been so decayed that only dust and decay was left behind, will have a story. You just have to dig deeper. I do not mean on the property. I mean by asking the locals about the place you are exploring (use caution) and online.

As for this old farmhouse, just in the living room, you can see an old electrical box (left behind by a scraper), an old toy, and the remains of a modern couch. Just seeing these three things tells me the house was a more recent abandonment, either the children were old enough and didn’t want the toy or it was forgotten, and the scrapping process has began.

For more information and images of this old farmhouse, check out my Vanishing Texas article on my personal blog. If you know anything about this old farm house, please contact me. This old farmhouse was demolished sometime in 2015 to 2016.

About the Image

This image was shot by hand along the fence line with my Sony Nex-3N and Sony SEL55210mm 4.5-6.3 OSS Lens, then processed it with Adobe Lightroom to crop, straightened, and remove dust spots from the image. Then I post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast. I then used Topaz DeNoise to remove 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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