365 Photo Project - Day 71 - Close Encounters

Day 71 - Close Encounters

I've been by this building a number of times and never got a chance to stop. It's relatively famous and just outside Dallas in Royse City. With an overcast day and slight drizzles there was a perfect tone to take pictures of an old rundown building. I took 25 exposures (a few too many) but I wanted to be able to capture the full depth of the scene from the dark and tumultuous clouds to the standing water underneath the house.

So, my friend form Germany saw my Facebook posting of this image and shares a building with a similar architecture. After some research, I discovered they are the same design! The building is called a Futuro House. You can read more at Wikipedia or TheFuturoHouse.com

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Kit 18-55mm
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Aperture: f22
  • Shutter: 6 sec
  • ISO: 200
  • This image is a composite of 25 different exposures.