Sunday, January 18, 2015

Barns in the Sun

The past few weeks of participating in 'The Barn Collective', I've got really interested in all the barns around here, and in farming in general.  There are many many barns yet for me to photograph, and I"m thinking I need to make this into more of a documentation of the barns before they disappear.  It's the ones still in use, like these below, that interest me most.

I think this is one of my favourite barn pictures so far.  I had a shot like this a few weeks ago, but there's more snow now, and the sun caught the bright red barn better in this picture.  It's the framing provided by the tree that appeals to me.

The farm next door has a barn that is just really a one-floor drive shed, though I think they may have kept livestock in it at one time.  This farm sold last year....

And I think the new owner is moving into cash cropping, judging by these enormous rolls of drainage pipe waiting to be installed in the spring, hiding on the other side of the barn.

And here are three for the price of one, the third one a nice red barn in the distance.

This is that nice green barn I posted a picture of last week, but a view taken from the opposite side.  As you can see it's quite an extensive beef cattle operation.  Some interesting fences too.

And if you look in the distance you can spot 2 or 3 of the workhorses on the farm out enjoying a day in the sun with the cattle.  They share pastures in the summer too.

I think my posts on Sunlit Sunday are becoming a series of barn shots, as I also link in to 
The Barn Collective, but so far I've been able to find barns in the sunshine for you to enjoy.  

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24 comments:

  1. What lovely photos! Love these great barn and animal scenes in the snow.

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  2. Beautiful photos ! I love all kinds of barns but red is my favorite . I was grew up on a farm and miss it but living in a valley with the countryside and farms all around me , nature , fields, forest and river I am blessed and love it all ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  3. That cattle barn really appeals to me!

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  4. Oh, the beauty of sunshine! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. I like the light on your first two photos.

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  6. Oh, I like these and I take photos of all barns that I can. I tell my husband that before long, we won't see wooden barns being built and I want to document all of them I can. I take them as we drive...we stop and take them when we can. Some I take over and over and over.

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  7. Beautiful picture. It is good you are recording them as they are disappearing fast.

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  8. Great photos - the snow really makes those colors pop.

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  9. Beautiful collection. I love working on theme photography projects. My favourite it the one that the barn is framed by the branches above and fence line.

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  10. Beautiful shots! Love all the snow especially, and the hay bales. The green barns are awesome :)

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  11. Beautiful farm scenes and barns. I really like this view of the green one which is much larger than expected.

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  12. I love barns ... old and new. So many uses for them these days. Wonderful color against the snow and blue skies.

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  13. I really love that first shot, too. It's really perfect, but then the farm with the green in it caught my eye, too. Thanks for these wonderful pictures of barns, which do seem to be on their way out. Capturing them now, in the sun, with the snow... thanks. :-)

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  14. The red barns look great in snow scenes. We rarely see a green barn around here and that weathered wood one...wow!

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  15. it's a great thought, documenting them before they disappear. there are so many that have been abandon and just need a little tlc. your images are beautiful today, it's so nice to see working barns and horses, always a big plus!!!!

    they are especially beautiful with a blanket of snow!!!!

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  16. They are evocative pictures, part of our lovely, bucolic landscape. At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I wonder what it will all look like even twenty years from now.

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  17. barns are so intriguing to so many of us
    i find it interesting the colors choose to paint them
    so good to see your photos

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  18. Just wonderful shots, all of them. I love the snow on those rolls of pipe. I think of it as capturing the structures before they are gone too. Thanks for sharing all of these beauties with us!

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  19. There is just something about barns that we all like. Enjoyed seeing all your barn pictures. The green barn color is unusual, at least around here.

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  20. Wow, these are fantastic Stu. I do love that first image and the second one is wonderful too.

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  21. I like all your barn shots, especially that first one! Barns are coming into disrepair in our area, I have photographed a number of them but I should do more:)

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  22. I'm quite happy with you series of barn shots at Sunlit Sunday, FG. I think the red ones are my favourite, with the way they stand out against the snow.

    Karen

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