Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rural Life

The pull of photography is almost a physical sensation. Today I HAD to get out of the house, and what better way to get my fix than the LSU Rural Life Museum? Take a glimpse of Louisiana housing in the 19th century. (I used my 55-250mm lens for these shots and didn't realize until I was almost done that the Image Stabilizer was turned off. Boo. I hate when that happens. Thankfully, I was able to salvage a few.) More to come!












See below for image detail of door.

Detail of door on image above. I'm trying to research to see if this was a common thing for slave quarters. I thought it was very cool!

20 comments:

hootnonny said...

These are wonderful Gail despite having the VR turned off . I particularly like the door!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool place! loved all of these old buildings! YAY for you for getting out and getting these to share!

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, I love that door and am eager to hear what you find out! Love these buildings and your shots are great, but the same thing happens to me!! How does it get turned off?

Tricia said...

These are so great! I'm in love with the building in the fifth photo. Your photos make me want to visit Louisiana so badly.

Happydog said...

I love the textures in these photos. That is something I aim for in my shots. I like the idea of feeling the textures with your eyes....if that makes any sense.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I would love to see & shoot this place in person... I really enjoy the history. Can you imagine living during those times? Tough people, to say the least!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Fascinating. delightful buildings and settings. Slave quarters is something I've not seen/never had in our country.

maureen said...

Those buildings are gorgeous! How very interesting, love the details. And that door, how fabulous is that. Is that orignial paint?

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Gosh, you're just a regular travel agent for South Louisiana. I always want to get in my car and drive on over to spend the day. Love the painting on the door and the words on the bench. Hope you have a good rest-of-the-week.

Oh, the complete maritime saying is "Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning. Red skies at night, sailors delight." :)

Pat said...

Such fascinating structures! I love the little church! It would be interesting to find out more about the painting on the door.

Reena Walkling said...

Very nice images Gail! Love the detail in the aging woods.

lisa said...

Love the door image here Gail.
Really wonderful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

When you decide to get out, you find cool stuff! Love the spanish moss in the first pic, and the inside of the church is so simplistically beautiful!

Thanks for linking up with Rural THursday!

Miss Kodee said...

So interesting. The image on the door intrigues me too. There is a softness to your photos here.

Clint Baker said...

Such beautiful pictures! I have enjoyed your blog so fare! Thank you for sharing!

Lou Belcher said...

What a wonderful set of photos. I feel as if I've been to the museum too. Thanks.

Lou

bon bon said...

wonderful series! i love old buildings like these. the illustration adds a beautiful yet sad human element.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Loving all of these Gail -- but especially the house with the steps on the outside -- our farmhouse was like that when they first built it in the early 1900s.

Thank you SO much for sharing with us at Rural Thursdays. I very much appreciate your being there. :)

JillsyGirl said...

What history! It would be cool to age some of those photos!

Kathy said...

You're certainly finding wonderful photo ops in your new home!