I do not recall where I got the information that this place was known as the “Mad River Ferry House”, but I think it was a good source. This is a good example of the work that I was doing in the pre digital age of my photography. I recall thinking back then that this image was a good candidate for hand-coloring. I think it still may be.
I normally scan my old work from negatives. This photo was scanned from an eleven by fourteen print that was to large for my scanner. I had to scan it twice, moving it on the platen so that each scan covered one-half of the print. I then combined them to make this composite image. It may not be obvious, but the original print was pretty good for me to pull this much detail.
The setting changed quite a bit during the almost twenty years since the first photograph. The interesting fence and mailbox were gone, but I was bathed in some nice warm evening sunlight. This makes me want to go back and see how it is doing now.