Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Old Barn

Old Barn

I was out and about last week, making a trip to the Social Security office (ouch, that hurts to even say it!) and on the way I saw this wonderful old barn. All of a sudden the photography bug bit me and I couldn't wait to get finished at the SS ofice so I could come back and take photos. It felt really good to have the time to play with my big girl camera again. Unfortunately, the sun was already high in the sky when I got back to the barn so the exposures are kind of "hot" but I'm still very happy with the resulting pictures. The old barn looks abandoned but it really isn't. It is actually a working horse barn (even though I wouldn't want to be the horse who had to stay there). I walked around for over an hour taking pictures and never saw a person. I did see some horses coming in and out of this and another, newer barn but they weren't too sure about that old woman pointing that big black thing at them so everytime I would approach the fence they would move behind another building. So, no horse pictures (this time). I am definitely going back to this location, and I'm going soon. I think there is some serious potential in this location. I'm going to try to get up early (groan) and see if I catch better shadows and also go late in the day during the "golden hour".

It feels good to once again want to go out and take pictures and I couldn't have found this old barn at a better time. 

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Shelley said...

Ernie, I love your old barn shots, and I'm looking forward to more when you have a chance to go back again. I'm curious if that is an old car or piece of farm machinery on the left side (as we are looking at it) of the barn? I thinking there is some potential artistic rust there!

Odd Chick said...

so happy to be in your JOY journal!! and I love ole barns too- this photograph really captures the colors and interest that sparks our love for the all things simple and country.