Where once a home stood

imageRemains, Kent, Connecticut © Steven Willard

All that remains, where once was a home, is the chimney and hearth; the heart of the house, around which all other activities once revolved. The hearth meant warmth and food. It was the thing that drew the family together, like television did when it was still new and before computers. But the hearth still symbolises the comfort and safety of home.

This photograph shows the back of the chimney, the hearth and fireplace are on the other side. I found no sign of the house itself, not even the outline of the foundation. That isn’t surprising as the foundation was likely just a dry stack of stones which may have been moved in pieces for use someplace else. The house site now is being squeezed by the wild grasses on this side and the woods on the other, but the old chimney is in surprisingly good condition.

Pentax K5IIs with kit zoom processed in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 on my iMac and Nik Snapseed and Stackables on my iPad Air.


4 comments on “Where once a home stood

  1. Looks like a tree itself with all these branches of the trees in the background. Great shot and post processing.


  2. Marc Isolda says:

    great shot Steve, nice tone!!


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