Earlier this year, I unveiled my “Abandoned Americana” series, and No. 7 earned a spot in the “Voices of the Midwest” exhibit at the Fine Line Creative Arts Gallery in St. Charles, Ill. The exhibit runs now through Oct. 11. I also filmed a brief […]
Tag: Abandoned Americana
Thanks for following my “Abandoned Americana” series! Today’s image shows the beautiful rolling prairie and limestone gravel roads outside Dwight, Illinois.2
- Eaves, Chris (March 16, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 18 [Photograph]. Dwight, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 35mm, 1/160 sec., f8 at ISO200.
As modern agribusiness continues its march over small farms, scenes such as this have become more common. Here you can see in the far distance the new standard structure: sheet-metal buildings. Eaves, Chris (March 21, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 18 [Photograph]. Marengo, Ill. Shot on […]
Silos without tops litter countless backyards throughout the heartland. And sadly, fields of rotten soybeans, like the one behind this barn and silo, have been the recent result of trade policy gone amuck. Hopefully scenes like this won’t become the norm, as we rely on […]
This barn and farmhouse sit on a rural corner road outside Marengo, Illinois. Everything on the property is shuttered, a sign of the changes that have happened to the farming community over the last two decades.
- Eaves, Chris (March 21, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 16 [Photograph]. Marengo, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 20mm, 1/320 sec., f8 at ISO200.
Here’s another take on the barn from yesterday. The vulture got annoyed with me being close at hand and went back to gliding over the nearby fields. One of the things I love about structures like this one is that nothing is ever plumb — something is leaning or sunken or otherwise askew.
- Eaves, Chris (March 21, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 14 [Photograph]. Bonus Township, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 26mm, 1/250 sec., f8 at ISO200.
Finally a day with clouds and sky and buzzards! This turkey vulture, aka, buzzard, gives this abandoned barn some disquieting verve. Eaves, Chris (March 21, 2020). Abandoned Americana No. 13 [Photograph]. Bonus Township, Ill. Shot on a Canon 6D at 35mm, 1/400 sec., f8 at […]