This Old House

An old, scary house in Kansas

(looks scarier with a dark lightbox around it. Click image to scare yourself)

A little more “farmex” straight from my recent stormchasing trip to the midwest. This image was taken a bit south and west of Wichita, Kansas.

I dig creepy places and shooting them, but unless I got a buddy with me, I’m not sure I could go much closer than this. Wind was blowing, creaking sounds were coming from the house and the surrounding trees…it was definitely giving me goosebumps.

I passed so many places like this. Old, abandoned farms, silos, houses, sheds…it was amazing. Highly recommend Kansas if you are looking for this kind of subject.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, canon 50mm 1.4, iso 100, f/16, 1/80)


20 replies
  1. Mike
    Mike says:

    You stole a line I decided not to use in the blog post 🙂

    Yeah, man, I could have driven around forever looking for this stuff….


  2. jina
    jina says:

    If the tree on the right side wasn’t there, this house would totally look like a scary face. Boo!

  3. A.Barlow
    A.Barlow says:

    Ha! Great processing! That is one creepy looking home. I think it looks even more foreboding because of that really deep shadow by the front door.

  4. Toad Hollow Photography
    Toad Hollow Photography says:

    Dude, this is one scared Toad! I love this subject, and what a wonderful job of capturing her for us all to enjoy! I did a whole series of an abandoned farmhouse in Alberta too, before I was really any good at all this… didn’t really like the results nearly as much as yours here! LOVE this shot! Now I need a little shot of Swamp Juice or somethin’ to settle the nerves….

  5. J Howe
    J Howe says:

    Great example of ‘farmex’. Definitely looks creepier with the black background. Many years ago I lived in Wichita (for one year), wasn’t into photography at the time. Now I’d like to go back and check out some “farmex’, but it’s a bit of a drive.

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