Monday, January 12, 2015

Barns on a Sunny Day

We had a sunny afternoon last week, at least 2-3 hours of it, so I took my camera as I drove into town with some errands.  Coming home on the back roads I was able to stop safely to get pictures of several more barns.  I'm getting really interested in this!

I'm noticing the importance of getting the sun at the right angle to get the picture you want, and in later afternoon this day the sunshine was great, even if it was bitterly cold.

I took pictures of this farm from several angles, but I liked this one with the snow-covered hay bales and fence in the foreground.  The silo suggests a dairy operation - perhaps a former operation?

Green painted barns aren't common around here, but by chance I ran into two of them on the same rural sideroad.  And they both had (in part) a gambrel roof - here in the background beyond the old silo.

And this is the other green barn.  We know these farmers, who raise beef cattle. But they also have a few beautiful workhorses and occasionally provide wagon rides to local groups.  I've taken pictures of the horses in the fields, but they're all inside at this time of year!

I missed linking to 'Sunlit Sunday' on Sunday with my shadow shots, but these are sunny too, so:

I'm also linking to the Barn Collective.  Check it out for more barn pix.

26 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful barns. I love the first red one and the last green one. Nice captures on a sunny winter day.

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  2. Neat looking barns! Yes, most animals are kept indoors this time of year. They might get out into the pasture for a bit of exercise, but they prefer the indoors right about now.

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  3. Nice photos of structures that are rapidly disappearing from many landscapes. The second green barn is exceptionally beautiful -- thank you for sharing the photos.

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  4. Oh, wow, love all your shots. Green is not common around here either. That last one is sure a beauty!

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  5. The snow shots are beautiful. I don't think I've seen any green barns in my neck of the woods.

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  6. These are soooo pretty with the snow and blue skies. I really like the green barn, such a different color.

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  7. I like the red barn in the sun best. Green is an unusual barn color and I like it.

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  8. Fabulous - the sunshine and snow really make the colors pop. I'd love to see the same barns in the summer with green grass all around.

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  9. I enjoy all your photos of the barns especially the green ones:)

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  10. Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a green barn. All your barns are great. Love the sunny snowy settings, too.

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  11. Those are beautiful pictures! I have some barn pictures to post... probably tomorrow.

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  12. I've never seen a green barn before. And here you have two near your home!

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  13. Makes you wonder why there aren't more green barns; they look so attractive in the snow. In some parts of England large, modern farm constructions sometimes have to be painted green "to blend in with the landscape". They never do, of course.

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  14. Getting the right light in snow pictures can be challenging. Great job!

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  15. What a great collection of sunlit barns. I'm hoping to see the sun someday soon. Green barns are a bit rare around here, unless it's a new pole barn. Thanks for sharing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  16. Really nice barns, and the first picture is almost iridescent in its color patterns. Wow! :-)

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  17. Maybe they went together and got a discount on bulk green paint! I always love the barn features.

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  18. Wow, that looks like my neighborhood! Beautiful barn shots. The first photo should make anyone looking at it feel cold, chilled to the bone. That could be because I need to go throw more wood on the fire. lol Stay warm.

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  19. Wonderful photos ! It is bitterly cold here today but the sun has been shining with out a cloud in the sky all day ! I can take the cold days better with sun shine ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  20. Lovely photography, the sunlight on those barns is so lovely. By the comments barns must usually be red and unusual to see green. I love them both, so different from the stone barns here in France. I'm pleased I joined sunlit Sunday I'm seeing places and things so different from England where I'm from and France.where I live.

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  21. Red is always my favorite but the green one could win me over.

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  22. I'm enjoying your barn theme at Sunlit Sunday, FG. It makes me want to head out for a country drive on a sunny day. Maybe I'll spot a green barn! It seems the coldest days have the brightest blue skies. Have you had a chance to visit the 8th blog linked (East Gwillimbury CameraGirl)?When I was looking at her photos, it immediately occurred to me that you might enjoy seeing her rural photos.)

    Have a great week.

    Karen

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  23. Great job on those views of the barns. Beautiful skies in the backgrounds.

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  24. Those are beautiful shots. I like the last green barn the most. I think that green is a great color in contrast to white felds of snow.

    Thank you for leaving kind words at my blog.

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  25. The sun angle can make or break a shot. All of these are great shots and great barns. I love the green ones. We passed a green one just the other day, but were blazing by so I didn't get it. Thanks for sharing this week!

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