Driving From Columbus To Lima, Ohio
In November I made a short trip to visit family in Lima, Ohio. I was born in Lima but haven't been back since my mom and I moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1977. The first thing to know about visiting Lima is that, of the three major airports in Ohio, the closest one to Lima is Columbus and it's still an hour and a half away. If I had realized everything I would see on my first solo mid-west adventure I would've given myself a lot more time.
The road from Columbus to Lima is crowded with every kind of thing I love to photograph. Old barns, abandoned houses, cemeteries and every manner of creepy thing are literally everywhere. While this is likely not a sign of economic prosperity in the area, it is a photographer's dream trip.
I hadn't given myself any time for sight seeing but still couldn't resist pulling off the road to photograph these two barns knowing that this might be my one and only opportunity.
I'm not quite sure which town this first barn was in but it was in the vicinity of all the exit signs for Indian Lake State Park.
This thing looks to be right off the set of The Walking Dead. I had to pull off the road into a field and then approach on foot and I fully expected a zombie horde to start spilling out the door upon catching my scent. There was a house next door but they didn't seem too concerned plus the ground cover was so tall and thick that I doubt the residents could've seen me anyway.
After scurrying back to my car like a bandit in the weeds, I continued down the road, passing all kinds of other cool stuff, until I saw this irresistible brick building in Roundhead. Initially I thought it was a barn but many people on Twitter have said that, because of the fancy windows, it was probably a church or a school. In any case, it was the coolest building I've ever seen so once again I had to pull off the road and go exploring.
This property was in the middle of a neighborhood and protected by an electric fence. Additionally, there was a very well groomed horse living there which means that people are paying attention.
A Friendly Horsey
This horse was so beautiful and well groomed, which means that someone cares about it. It was super friendly too. As soon as it saw me snooping around by the fence it came right over to say hi and to see if I had any goodies.
I didn't bring a camera to Ohio so all the photos above were shot with my phone, a Motorola MotoX4 and edited with the Snapseed app. Just for fun, I was playing with the GO ART feature of the desktop version of Fotor and created these "paintings" from a few of the images.
Normally, I don't use these kind of art filters on my photos but, in this case, I feel that Fotor has created some top shelf filters that are far better than anything else I have tried. If I had actually painted these images, I would think they were pretty nice paintings!
All of the images below were created with the Fauvism filter.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.