Neglect

I've featured this house in other photos this year. It's Shady Bend in the original Rehoboth Village section of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This is one of several historical buildings in this small village, and as you can see, it shows serious signs of neglect. The house is in dire need of a paint job, there are open shutters leading into the attic, and the roof - not surprisingly - is starting to sag. It's a shame to see history like this fall into disrepair.

Post processing was again kept to a minimum. I added a Topaz Adjust "detail light" filter to bring out the texture of the aging wood and paint. I then sharpened that using a soft light blend mode with a high pass filter at 5 pixels. A slight saturation adjustment followed by a slight levels adjustment completed the image.
Love the old shutters with the "z" pattern. Does someone live there? Or is it owned by the town or the state? Sad.
posted April 18th, 2012  
Fantastic textures and details, and I particularly like the reflection......it feels like there's a face looking back at you. Fav!
posted April 18th, 2012  
Excellent capture, Ron!
posted April 19th, 2012  
Beautiful textures, but it's sad to see a historical treasure in such bad shape.
posted April 19th, 2012  
great texture and I really like the distortion in the reflection in the window! Fav!
posted April 19th, 2012  
Great textures!
posted April 19th, 2012  
Oooh, I like how the reflection looks like a face too. Love all the texture of the peeling paint. Very nice.
posted April 19th, 2012  
Beautiful!
posted April 19th, 2012  
Stunning
posted April 19th, 2012  
great shot...I love the reflection and Rehoboth!
posted April 19th, 2012  
So many textures. Great photo.
posted April 19th, 2012  
This is really nice. There is something about it - the simplicity just really stands out. Nice shot!
posted April 19th, 2012  
@chauncygirl Thanks, Heidi! Nobody lives there at this point. It's owned by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. I suspect they're suffering from an issue with funding.
@allisonrap Thanks for the Fav, Allison!
@wordpixman Thanks, Arthur!
@janets Thanks, Janet. I agree. I'd love to see this place rescued. @jsw0109 Thanks, Jeff! I love old windows for that very reason.
@honeybees Thanks, Rebecca! It's amazing how chipped paint can add life to a photo.
@anndee Thanks, Anndee! You know, I didn't notice the face until the two of you mentioned it. Now it's what I see first! LOL
@shortbuddy Thanks, Gina! I'm happy to see you back online and posting again!
@megsy Thanks, Megsy! I can't resist old, decaying buildings.
@cindyrez Thanks, Cindy! Yes, there's a lot of character in Rehoboth.
@tesssa Thanks, Tessa! There are a few buildings in this area with this type of decay, so plenty of photo opps!
@debbim Thanks Debbi! Sometimes simplicity works best.
posted April 19th, 2012  
Unfortunately this home has become an architectural Manflower.
Great shot and process.
posted April 19th, 2012  
Nice capture and composition: love the reflections and textures.
posted April 19th, 2012  
Great shot! Texture and the reflection so perfectly framed in the window. Fav
posted April 20th, 2012  
Nice eye!! Wonderful textures.
posted April 20th, 2012  
Awesome shot! The title is perfect.
posted April 20th, 2012  
Wonderful shot!:)
posted April 20th, 2012  
Absolutely fantastic! A fav!
posted April 20th, 2012  
Brilliant shot
posted April 20th, 2012  
Great shot!!!!!!
posted April 21st, 2012  
love it
posted May 16th, 2012  
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