I'm not sure how many trips I traveled between Soperton and Statesboro in the 1960s, but probably two or three hundred, schooling at GSC and working at Rockwell. This scene was one of the most interesting on the route, and it wasn't far from home, just across the county line of GA 297 over into Emanuel County on GA 46 on the right. The last time I went that way the house was still there, but falling apart.
To this day I don't know who lived there or who owned the property, then or now. Low sun can help create interesting photos, and there's plenty of it during the winter. I like the way it shaped the old house, the enhancement of the fresh furrows, the various textures. I may have even used a tripod, as the details of the water well are quite sharp. The broom sage and other low plants are partially translucent. To me the whole scene has a nice "feel". I worked at it, but it may be just another "happy accident," though. The house was evidently occupied in the winter of 69, as there is dog looking at the photographer. Can you find the dog?
William A. Ricks
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