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No Trespassing

I shot at this abandoned barn last summer with my friend Jon. It was one of our first shoots together and it didn't really go that smoothly. It was a really hot day and I had visited the location once before on my own and had a lot of ideas in mind that I failed to communicate properly. This shoot went much smoother and was over really quickly--we both had busy days and these snaps at the barn were just quick shots before moving on to less fun things.
I'd definitely like to find more abandoned places to visit this summer. Abandoned places can be a bit scary though. I chatted with someone who lives near this abandoned barn before because there are no trespassing signs around this area (but they specifically state no trespassing for gaming, trapped, hunting of any kind). He said no one would ever report me for taking pictures here, but that the buildings could be unstable so don't go inside. I think that is what most no trespassing signs are for in abandoned locations. They're still often private property, the landowners just aren't local or haven't figured out what to do with the location since it passed to their hands through one means or another. A no trespassing sign is a good way to cancel their liability if someone enters an unsafe location and injures themselves...But it still makes you nervous that you're entering a place obviously no one cares for because it's in ruins but you could still get yelled at or something. Anyway, moral of: want to explore abandoned places, but tend to chicken out.

16 comments:

walking dot photography said...

I agree that it can be dangerous to go into them, but as a background it's gorgeous! :)
xox
giedre
www.walkingdotphotography.com

daria said...

The dress looks super pretty - I was wondering how it looks on someone since I saw it on their site. As for the abandoned places, it's usually worth the effort, because such beautiful pictures can come out!

Rebecca said...

that dress and hat are so pretty!

Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

Meli said...

I love the little ponytail! I remember doing that while trying to grow my hair out- except the front of mine was a fluffy mess, while you just look cool!

Jessica said...

The dress is sooo pretty! I still need a dress for graduation and I think this is it :D

Selina said...

Beautiful!

MarieBayArea said...

Absolutely divine

Tiffany Ima said...

The photos are lovely! Love the dress

Tiffany Ima
<a href="http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com>Style Honestly</a>

Kristian said...

First off, you look gorgeous

I used to quite actively explore a and once buildings and areas, though I was always very careful going inside buildings, especially second stories or stairs. It is strange too about people's reacts. Once I was looking around and an owner came out! Luckily, they were very friendly and even gave me a bit of history and a tour. Our latest endeavor at abandoned sites though really put a damper on any further exploring. A neighbor ( or possibly the owner, he was unclear) came out and threatened to call the police and/or shoot at us. We have left off explorations since.

Sora said...

I know where you're coming from! Here it's a little bit different though; more than the danger of the instability of the place, it's dangerous because sometimes gangs that steal hide in there, so I have never went to those places here :(

The dress is stunning! I have had it in my eye for a long time and I always wanted to see how it looks like worn :3 it really suits you!

Rachel Sullivan said...

Your pictures are beautiful as usual. I bought this dress, too, but was really annoyed at how shiny it turned out to be. On the site it definitely looks to be more matte. You make it look great anyway, though!

Rachel

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Rachel Sullivan, yeah I don't like how shiny it is either, but I got a lot of compliments when I wore it out that day...so other people liked it? Still, would be a much prettier dress if the fabric was matte.

Laura said...

That dress is just so perfect! That patterns is just so gorgeous!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Miss Ecl said...

Seriously, I'm in love with your pictures and your wardrobe ;) Your dresses are so beautiful <3

Miss Ecl said...

Seriously, I'm in love with your pictures and your wardrobe ;) Your dresses are so beautiful <3

Kayti said...

I love this outfit - directly after reading I went out and bought the dress and a boater hat off eBay. Love love love!!

xx

www.kaytivstheworld.com