Photography, Communications & Me

Month: April 2020

Farm on the Hill

Farm on the Hill

Driving along old Route 66, I saw wind turbines to the east and what looked to be an abandoned farm. After a quick U-turn, I doubled back to a country road. At the crest of a small hill sat this farm. I didn’t see a […]

Abandoned Americana No. 5

Abandoned Americana No. 5

Around the corner from the US Post Office in Odell, this shuttered window speaks to the age of the town. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 5 [Photograph]. Odell, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/100 sec., f8 at ISO500.

Abandoned Americana No. 4

Abandoned Americana No. 4

Getting up close to the building in yesterday’s photo, we see a beautiful wooden canoe hanging from the rusted tin ceiling.

  • Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 4 [Photograph]. Odell, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 16mm, 1/100 sec., f8 at ISO1000.
Abandoned Americana No. 3

Abandoned Americana No. 3

Another closed/abandoned building in downtown Odell. Looking at online photos from a decade ago reveals that the building has hardly changed in that time, except for the now-broken windowpane and damage to the brickwork. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 3 [Photograph]. City, […]

Abandoned Americana No. 2

Abandoned Americana No. 2

A dreary day and a dreary downtown Odell. A block away on the other side of the tracks sits the wonderful Café 110 West. This building hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years, except that it now has an antenna tacked onto the marquee. […]

Weather Cow

Weather Cow

The details on classic Americana structures often provide humor, such as this “Weather Cow.”

  • Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Weather Cow [Photograph]. Odell, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 300mm, 1/250 sec., f8 at ISO400.
Abandoned Americana No. 1

Abandoned Americana No. 1

Welcome to my new series, Abandoned Americana! We’ll start off with this barn outside Odell, Illinois. Like many structures in this series, someone still owns the building, but it is visually dilapidated. Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 1 [Photograph]. Odell, Ill. Shot […]


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