Imagining a past for the cabin by the river

Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed.

Slightly sinister? Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed.

In our travels recently, the Big T and I discovered an abandoned cabin, floating on pontoons in marshland on the edge of the Waikato River. Some windows are boarded up, and others broken, but the cabin doesn’t look at though it’s been long abandoned.

It sits a short way from the end of a narrow country road, just visible from the road. A walking track leads toward the river and passes close by the cabin; floating slightly crookedly on its pontoons.

I’d love to know the story behind this little building, but will probably have to content myselfย  imagining stories about it; re-editing the image to change the content and mood of my stories.

Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Forlorn and long abandoned? Cabin floating in marshland, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Aged monochrome image of abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Slightly more gothic? A winter’s tale of loss and disillusionment. Cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

All in the artist's mind? Or remembrance of a long-gone childhood haunt? Abandoned cabin on the Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and PhotoLab.

All in the artist’s mind? Or remembrance of a long-gone childhood haunt? Abandoned cabin on the Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and PhotoLab.

This week’s brief for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge is to experiment with photo-editing and processing.

You can find out more about the challenges at Lens and Pens by Sally.

 

 

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29 thoughts on “Imagining a past for the cabin by the river

    • Thanks Tish. I think I will have to be content imagining histories. I can’t find any information about it online, and there isn’t a handy nearby town where I can call into the general store and ask the locals about it. Which could be as well, since the owner of the general store might be hiding some dark secret and not appreciate strangers asking question. Cue sinister music and cut to shot of overweight local policeman ….

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  1. Love to see how your editing process develops! And especially how it gets more creepy and sinister looking, only to be cheered up by the last picture – just perfect! And that cabin – ahh, how much I would love to read a nice ghost story about it right now ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxxxxxx

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  2. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Editing and Processing (Photomontage or Photographic Visual Puzzle*) | Lens and Pens by Sally

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