Abandoned in Darien
Abandoned in Darien

Abandoned in Darien

Window and illumination photo
Abandoned in Darien

The last visages of the day’s sun illuminates the Spanish moss dripping from the live oak that gives its shade to this forlorn house. A bare bulb struggles to make its presence known through the window, while the clapboards seem to want to go the way of the front porch. As I pass by, swatting mosquitoes, I can’t help but wonder what stories it might tell, what mysteries it may keep. So many questions left only to my imagination. But a thing I know for sure: the termites are loving it.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. that is an amazing scene, and yes, i’m sure those mosquitoes come out from the shadows and feast on any warm-blooded creature around! perfect image for halloween! z

    1. Thanks Z. Well, there weren’t any mosquitoes at the time but it made the story a little more interesting. 🙂

    1. “Hauntingly beautiful.” Hadn’t thought of it that way, but thanks you.

  2. It reminds me of a movie set in the Deep South, full of mystery and past regrets. A very soulful image.

    1. Well, Darien is definitely in the Deep South. Thanks for your thoughtful comment Elisa.

  3. Very atmospheric image, well captured sense of place, I love it!

    1. Thank you so much Suej. So kind of you to comment.

  4. LOVE the capture in the window – beautifully done Ron!

    1. Thanks Tina. It took a little work in Photoshop to squeeze the bulb through the window. 🙂

  5. I’m sure there’s a book out there that wants this for a cover.

    1. If you know of anyone please let me know. 🙂 Thanks Lynne

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