Red Barns Photography
Driving around the countryside is a wonderful way to experience the lifestyles of others and explore places to create photographs. When I am in rural areas, which is quite often, I always keep an eye out for barns. Although many are similarly built, barns have a certain individuality that creates it's own unique scene. It may be the equipment and farm implements surrounding it or the manner in which it has been placed on the property but each seems to stand on it's own merit. Even those that are yielding to earth's gravitational pull and are falling apart, have a certain attractiveness to them.
In this post we have a look at an image created in February, long before the trees and shrubs began to bud and blossom. I came across this hillside barn and just had to capture the moment for some reason. It was in an area that I don't pass regularly so I figure, why not?
This was a bitter-cold day as I took this photo from the comfort of my truck. I could not help but notice that there was not a single sign of life on the property. All people and animals were sheltered inside to escape the frigid air.
The crooked gate, the peeling paint on the out building and other characteristics led me to believe that this farm has been in operation for many years, so I felt a B&W conversion of the scene was in order.
I think I will return to this area sometime soon to see how it looks now that Spring has arrive in all of it's beauty. There was also a small waterfall nearby that I would like to capture.
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed the weekend, the last of the Fall season here in the U S. Spring arrives in two days, although it seems to have been here for a couple of weeks now.
Out super early Saturday morning and traveling through a valley flanked by farmland, I encountered a heavy fog. But no worries, Mother Nature provided some lovely rays of faint color. The image below was taken around 7:30 am. Getting this into the digital darkroom and processing the 3-exposure bracket (0, +2, -2) I soon discovered some nice tones that I was happy with.
Many of the buildings were barely visible during this hour but an hour or so later was a completely different story. The wonders of nature. ;-)
Have a great day!