Lonely House on The Prairie

About five miles north of Alpine, Texas this house sits abandoned and alone.  I have passed by many, many times over the years.  Each time I have tried to photograph it, but I could never come up with an image that I felt in my heart, portrayed it as I felt.  I was getting quite frustrated with the scene, and myself. 

Last week, again there it was again as I headed north towards the Davis Mountains.  For some reason or other, it felt different.  I stopped the car, got out, and composed the shot as I had done so many times before.  I probably stood in the same places.  But apparently the light was different, maybe it was a different time of day, but I felt that this time I finally got it right.  Below is the result.  I hope you like it.  Photographed with my Canon 7D, with EF 24-105mm f4 L IS AF lens.  Settings ISO 100, 1/400 sec., at f8.  Color and light adjustments made in Photoshop CS4.

Have a look, enjoy.  Click the image for an enlarged image.

"Old House on The Prairie"