Homestead – Donnelly, Alberta

Homestead

Here is a black and white photograph of a homestead between Donnelly and Peace River, Alberta – an image receiving attention from bloggers; structure, design and texture attract.

My intention for this photograph initially has been the exterior; but, with photographs of homes and recollection that families inhabit homes the photograph becomes something relating to that business that William Shakespeare points to … ‘all the world [being] a stage [even those floors and rooms of home] … and all the men and women merely players:  they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts ….

Home is where we start our lives and move through our first parts … right?

Listening to Moses from Coldplay’s Live 2003 CD/DVD.

Quote to Inspire: “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” — Edward Steichen

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I love seeing barns like this. They use to be all over the Eastern Shore in Maryland. You have captured it’s charm and feeling of age nicely.

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  3. wsj2day says:

    I really like this shot, the starkness of it all is revealing in and of itself, the imagination of the ‘unseen’ roaming inside my head just speaks volumes about the impact of the shot. perfect capture

    1. Hey there:

      Thank you for commenting on the Homestead photograph. It surely is a neat thing to engage our imagination of what was and has been and to realize that this homestead was for a time a family venue and even business venture for a farming family. All the world is a stage … as they say and this home was certainly stage to much that is life.

      Take care … (and I’m enjoying your photographs too).

  4. Hello Kristal:

    Thank you for commenting on my photograph of the Peace Country homestead in Northern Alberta. If you’re traveling this way, it’s an accessible photograph.

    Cheers!

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