harmonious sink [deleted] 7:47am, 1 November 2006
Okay, my farm may not be a crumbling mess of decay, but it's still an awesome place. The farmhouse, victorian style, is from the Civil War era, and the barn was built way back in the 1790s. We have sheep, fields, woods, and a pond across the street. (see my sets Farm Life and Pennsylvania for some pictures)

At dinner the other night, Maria, Addie, Pat and I were talking about maybe shooting up my place, and then hitting the Q-Mart. Lee still wants to do the Q-Mart, so I thought it would make most sense to do both together. There are also some really nice old stone houses, and lots of old crumbling farms, barns around my area. A few abandoned houses too. But those are right on the road among other old houses still occupied, and I'm sure some window-breaking is necessary, so it might be best if I checked them out alone, hiding my car a quarter mile away and sneaking in from behind. But there's this one really awesome property nearby in Steinsburg. There is the remaining walls of an old stone barn, with a newer bright red barn next to it, that would make for some excellent pictures. I'm sure if I knocked on their door and politely asked to do some outdoor shooting of their property, they would be nice about it. (hopefully)

But, with the days getting shorter and shorter, it would make sense to do this early in the day. 9am or so. The Q-mart is open till 9pm Friday and Saturday (but only 5 on Sundays), so that can wait until dark.

Let me know what you think.
Miss Plum 12 years ago
heck yeah!
amused lock [deleted] 12 years ago
Your farm looks like a great place to shoot some photos. Maybe something by the doorway and some hay bales. :-)
Ed Roper 12 years ago
Ursula, do you guys have horses on your farm?
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Ney, just sheep. Sorry. :(

Bucks27 - that was my idea, I believe. :p
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Did this happen while I was away?? :-(
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
No, not yet! I was stuck in Bushkill all week. This weekend I want to go to the school I mentioned in the other topic here. But maybe we can do two meet-ups this weekend, whoever is free whenever. Saturday at the school, Sunday at the farm and Q-Mart?
Miss Plum 12 years ago
q-mart on sunday sounds fun. is it indoors or out (or both)?
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Both. But on Sundays they close at 5. Fridays and Saturdays is until 9. But what about the Lambertville school? Ahhh.. so many places and things and people to photograph. ..
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Philly Stan PRO 12 years ago
So, there are multiple meetups on Sunday?
Ed Roper 12 years ago
Ricketts Glenn! Lets go to Ricketts Glenn!!

So that makes like, 4 meetups :)

I seriously think I'm gonna wind up somewhere near the Susquehanna this weekend. I have this weird attraction to that river for some reason. I think maybe cause it flows into the Chesapeake Bay, which used to be my backyard in VA. Oh well.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Stan - in the Lambertville topic, I'm trying to get everyone to state best day and time for them for this weekend. We can always do a Saturday and a Sunday meet-up. I want to try out this 70-some-year-old 6x9 medium format camera that was just given to me by one of the lab techs.

So Ed, if you do wind up near Susquehanna when I'm not busy with Lambertville, let me know. Or Ricketts Glenn..

I guess we can do the Q-Mart / rural decay thing next weekend. I'll probably do some shooting during the week in the surrounding remaining farmland around my area.

Is anyone here ever free during the week?
Miss Plum Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Miss Plum (member) 12 years ago
no, never free during the week. sorry. worky, worky.

oh, but if you want to do something the day after thanksgiving, i can do something then.
Ed Roper 12 years ago
Ya, I'm free on thanksgiving and the day after. So if anybody wants to being me turkey & stuffing, word.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Man, I think I'm the only member here so north of everyone else! This area really needs a better public transportation system. The nearest bus /train station is 20 minutes away, and I already do enough driving to Newtown and back for school.

Hmm, Friday after turkey day. Let's all think on that, and then someoone can post a new topic once this weekend's meet-ups are through. Although, I was thinking, Ed - would you want to do some studio stuff that Friday?
Miss Plum 12 years ago
ok, so q-mart postponed until thanksgiving weekend? sorry i can't do lambertville. i love it there, but i just can't get going that early on saturdays.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Sure, sounds good.

Sorry you can't make it tomorrow. It's early as hell for me too, and I don't plan to get much sleep, but it'll be totally worth it.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Okay, added a date to the topic title here. Saturday, Sunday? I'm thinking, we can meet at my house. Everyone can go nuts shootinig the house, barn, sheep, trees, pond, cats, bird skeletons in the barn if that's your thing. Then we can head over to the Q-Mart and get a bunch of weird stares from everyone as an army of photographers go marching through. Oh this is going to be hilarious!
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
So.. any thoughts on the upcoming weekend? Though I'm sure everyone else is busy with Turkey plans at the moment..
Miss Plum 12 years ago
i think saturday will be good for me. gives me time to sleep off the food and family.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Haha, yeah. This doesn't have to be so early, either. Noon or one is fine for a few hours of afternoon light at my farm, although the eastern morning light is especially nice, how it lights up the front of the house and barn. Hopefully it's at least sunny, so there's good light coming in through the barn windows.

If anyone's interested, I found an eerie old decaying abandoned farm house and barn and stuff on the corner of 232N and State (or Street?) Road. If you're going north on 232 (also Windy Bush Road) towards Newhope, it's on the lefthand side at that intersection. Will upload a picture of it to the Pool in a moment..
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
OK U.P. Here's my dillio. I have my niece's b-day party to go to on Sunday at 4pm in NE PA (about 1.5 hours north of Q-town). I'd be up for meeting at noon (or earlier) but I gotta split at about 2.

If t's Saturday, I'm all good. Just lemme know.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
I'm trying to figure out at the moment if there's going to be Open Lab in Photo this Saturday. If there is, I'd rather not miss out on that and do this Sunday instead. So if it is Sunday, 10 or 11am? Saturday can be a little later. 12 or 1. So who else is still game?
Miss Plum 12 years ago
i can do it either day. if sunday, i'd prefer 11, since it'll take me a bit to get to you.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
OK U.P. wassup? I'll be in Q-town Saturday shooting a 5K race at 10...done by 11. I'll Flickrmail u my cell.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Okay, just got off the phone with Lee. Tomorrow at 12 noon is now the plan. So, anyone interested, message me for my phone and address. I'd leave it here, but someone might plan to come and burn my house down, because I left private information on the internet, so.. yeah... message me..
Miss Plum 12 years ago
ok, well, i can't come now. out of town friends need hanging out with this afternoon. holidays!
alankin PRO 12 years ago
Can't make it this weekend, alas. Maybe next time...
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Damn you all!!! hehe

Okay, it looks like just me and Lee then. If anyone else wants to join, just call this number in case I miss any messages here..

215 536 4396
leesure PRO 12 years ago
A good time was had by all...well the 2 of us who showed up anyway!

Thanks Ursula...the stuff from your farm is up...Q-mart to follow tomorrow.
harmonious sink [deleted] 12 years ago
Woo! Awesome. Haha, my house is famous. Er, well, not quite. ;)

Yes, was fun, can't wait to see the Q-Mart ones! haha That was an experience to say the least.

I went to Wal-Mart to have my 5 rolls of film processed and scanned to disc (only $4.65 per 24exp roll!) but the bastards were all out of discs. So on Monday I have to go back now. >:(
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