Monday, September 25, 2006

Foggy morning #1

Ghost barn: A fog-shrouded morning last weekend meant an opportunity to make some pictures in the area around my home. This barn sits just a couple of miles from my suburban Chicago home, bordered by homes and development to the south and east and about a mile of open space to the north and west.

The ghost-like image is an apt one. Near my home on the northwest edge of the suburbia, barns like this one are disappearing as the metropolitan area continues to creep outward from the city 30 miles to the east. Not far from here, a barn was recently taken down and the adjacent 40 acres of farmland cleared to make space for a 645,000 square foot hospital complex complete with a geothermal pond and modern emergency room facilities.

A rapidly growing population makes expanded trauma care for gunshot, stabbing and auto accident victims necessary and family-owned farms unnecessary.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


thatsteveguy said...

And the barn gradually disappears into fog...and history. Nice imagery and illustration.

Otto K. said...

Very nice image. I like the contrast of the vibrant green of the foreground and the monochome of the barn and the background.