This weeks Sunday Stills challenge was to take a category from the past challenges and to play with black and white or sepia tones. It's been a crazy weird week here at Rainy Day Cottage, so I've dug into my archives this time. My pictures fall into the architecture category.
This is the Hotel Condon that sits deep in farm country in Condon, Oregon. My niece-in-law's famiy owns and restored this beautiful old hotel where her bridal shower was held late last summer. It' really a gorgeous old building and I love how it looks in black and white, like maybe you just stepped back a few decades in time.
Now this old run-down house is here in Astoria and is well known as Astoria's Haunted House. A once-prominent Astoria family owns it, but live back east. The house sits empty of living souls, but from what I hear, full of furniture and and things forgotten long ago. Driving by late at night, you can often see lights in the upstairs windows. A pretty spooky place to be walking by late at night.
My favorite of these two shots is the sepia-toned. I love to play with that in my photo's and don't know why I don't do it more often.
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish all of you Mom's a wonderful Mother's Day!