Sunday, January 25, 2015

More Barns in the Sun

I'm continuing my series of barns around the neighbourhood here, and again managed to get some pictures in the sun.  The more I look at all these barns, the more questions I get.  Are the barns still in use?  What would I find inside?  How interesting is the construction?  This could become a life-long interest!

This isn't really a red barn, but a reddish-brown, but it looks nice across the field, and it seems to be still in use.

This is a large horse barn, the original bank barn visible behind the tree, but a large riding arena on the right.  It also is not red, but brown.

I can always count on seeing a small group of black Aberdeen Angus out in front of this barn, usually clustered around the bale of hay.

This is the largest barn I drive by regularly, appearing to be a large extension built on a smaller original bank barn.  Unfortunately I've seen no evidence of it still being used.

And to finish, here's a bright red barn.  I usually take photos as close as I can, to show the details, like below, but I'm finding more and more that I like the more distant shots like this one which show the context (and can show more blue sky).

Which do you prefer?

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21 comments:

  1. The one with the Angus cattle before it reminds me very much of my cousin's barn.

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  2. All are wonderful photos but I do prefer the scenic barn shots . I love barns to as I was raised on a farm and we had a wonderful barn it was my favorite place to be , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Lucky you, sun shine. Please send some south of the border. The second from the last is my favorite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Love all your snowy barn scenes!

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  5. Beautiful barns! I like the distant shots as they also include the trees and fencing, and cows or other farm animals.

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  6. I first of all like barn shots. I also like well focused distant shots.

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  7. Oh, my, love all of these. And barns are a life-long interest. I will be 60 yr. old this year, and I don't remember a time that I didn't love barns.

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  8. Fabulous barns - just love the snow and barns together.

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  9. Nice series of barns. It is not always easy to get good images of barns.

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  10. You could start a country by country theme on this! The barns in Norway, I think , would be worthy. Nearly all are red and wooden. A great share, good theme and fabulous photos. Thank you for sharing

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  11. My favourite, #2, but the one showing trees and fences is in my opinion, better than a closer shot, giving perspective, and a reality to the landscape. All lovely, and what stories they could tell.

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  12. I love them all, but I also like the ones with more context. The next to last one is my favorite. :-)

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  13. More great barn pictures. I like the barn from father away best too.

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  14. That's beautiful. There's something about a red barn against the backdrop of that white snow...

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  15. I enjoyed all your barn photos. I love red barns against white snow!

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  16. great series Stu. I rather prefer the further away shots too.

    beautiful images.

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  17. That's what's missing from my South Georgia barn... Beautiful snow! But then the Canada geese would have to fly further south! Beautiful barns... Fantastic photos! Smiles...Susan

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  18. I am loving the snow you all are sharing, although, I wouldn't love it if it were here in Alabama. I try to take a close up and a couple of landscapes. Sometimes traffic doesn't allow. And I'm too bashful to get out of the car even if there is a place to park it. Thanks for joining this week!

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  19. Well, like the mall, but the bank barn with extension has nice angles and textures.

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  20. It's hard to choose, but I think the first one catches my eye the most. It could be the way it's nestled in by the trees.

    Karen

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  21. These are gorgeous barn shots. Love the shadows and the light - such high contrast between the snow and the bare trees and barns. I like the first one particularly well.

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