Sunday, April 26, 2009

sunday stills - barns

This week's Sunday Stills challenge was barns. This was a fun challenge...it sent Sophie and I exploring down dusty roads in the country one evening and we always enjoy a good road trip. I did get some funny looks as other drivers slowed down to see what had compelled me to pull over on the side of the road with camera in hand.



This also felt a bit like a covert operation as I attempted to capture these wonderful old barns that belonged to someone else....to another time in some cases. I had a sense that I was stealing a tiny piece of something from the owner....and from the barn.

47 comments:

gigi said...

Good morning Andrea and Sophie, I joined Sudnay Stills for the first time this week! I was excited to see Barns, I just love them and taking pictures of them. I love the combination of wood and rock on yours, beautiful!

dibear said...

Love the bright color. I saw so many barns I wanted to tromp around in, but was afraid of getting shot!! :)

The Wife said...

Love the colors!! Great job. I feel the same way when I stop to take pics. I get some strange looks sometimes! have a great one!

Ed said...

Great shots, love the detail on the hay door..:-)

VioletSky said...

great colour on your captured barn

WV = valley

Sherri said...

Great shots, Andrea!

Sharon said...

Beautiful shots!!

Lori Skoog said...

Me too...I especially love the barn with the stone foundation and the boards on the top....That is like one of our barns. Nice shots.

Janice said...

Nice shots you never disappoint.

Kathy said...

I love the barn with the stone bottom. I love taking barn pics too. And I feel the same way when I am taking pictures. People look at you wondering what you are up to. I always expect someone to stop me and ask why I am there.

Holly said...

the stonework on these old barns is incredible. Can you imagine if they did not put up the foundation straight?

Joanne said...

Beautiful! There's something so nostalgic about the barns. We actually have one at the end of our street, and I never tire of passing it in my travels.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

These are really interesting buildings. If I was going to have a new barn erected on my farm it would definitely have to be red. The biggest one we have is black and it's rather ugly looking!

CJ xx

theegggather said...

Cool shots.

T said...

Great photos. I love old barns. They all have a story to tell, each their own.

MariesImages said...

OMG, these are way too cool! LOve BOTH shots!!!

Pete said...

Nice colours. Love the new window they put in.

Paula said...

You did an awesome job! Both pictures are fantastic, but I really love that first one. You can see the dust in the air. Nice!

Barry said...

Rustic and beautiful! Nothing beats the texture aging gives to wood.


as for the texture aging gives to me, thankfully your not around to photograph that!

Carolynn said...

What a great barn with the old stonework. Makes me want to convert it into a home and live there.

Funny, I feel the same way whenever I've photographed barns. Maybe its because they seem to have a soul and character that goes beyond the temporal.

Looks like you & Sophie had a great day.

threecollie said...

Great shots! This was so much fun!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Beautiful barn photos! The colors are so rich and saturated, as if they were just painted. So pretty!

Nice vivid sky in that top photo, too.

~Lisa

Flo said...

These are fabulous photos!! Love the bottom one. You can see what I came up with over at my photo blog.

Steffie said...

Love these barns. They look old and still colourfull. Isn't that great.
BTW I love your dog too, looks like a great animal and friend.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great color!

Regular Guy said...

You captured the color well, nice details. I expected to see your dog in at least one of the shots. Bailey went with me.

septembermom said...

Great subject. There is character and a suggested history in these photos.

Annie said...

The blue sky as a backdrop against the red is so spectacular! Beautiful, beautiful photos!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Those colours are lovely. Nice shots. :-)

prairierunner said...

You got some great shots sneaking around like that......nobody probably would have minded, they would have been happy with you preserving their history.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Excellent photos! I took Chance with too, he loved all the smells in that haymow and running around with his friend Hooch! The neighbors are used to my "weirdness" and since they all know me so well..we are welcomed to take lots of photos. In fact I think some of them feel quite honored! :)

Pam said...

Beautiful! I love the contrast with the sky.

Robynn's Ravings said...

That looks like it's been there forever and what an interesting combo with the rock bottom. I want to go inside!

Patches said...

Beautiful! I love the last one!

Kathleen said...

This barn is a beauty! Old barns remind me of growing up and longing to live on a farm.

Andrea Baker said...

OH WOW!!! I was very much taken aback by the colors in the first photo. How beautiful they are! You have done a fabulous job capturing the beauty of this barn! Thank you so much for sharing!

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful!!

Quinn said...

The color on the first shot is beautiful!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Love your barn picture's! I sometimes feel strange stoping to take pictures of things but It's all worth it to get cool pictures.

Joey said...

Wow, what cool pictures of barns. My mom feels the same way about taking pictures of the house she used to live in when she was growing up in Miami. But she does it every once in a while and no one's stopped her yet.

Jan said...

The blue sky and the red barn made for an interesting picture.

The Write Girl said...

That brilliant red barn is stunning. I love it against the backdrop ot the blue sky. And I love the details in the second photo. You always capture wonderful sunday still shots.

Hilary said...

Lovely old barn.. there's always something to see along the road, if only we opt to look. Good for you, for seeing.

Natashya said...

I love these old, Ontario barns. So picturesque.

Oz Girl said...

Beautiful barn photos Andrea! I am quite partial to old barns. I love the deep intense red here, and the stonework foundation.

Stephen Baird said...

andrea, love barns and this is a classic! thanks for kind words at nikonsniper.
btw, my first job in engineering was in mississauga on royal windsor drive in 1976.
will be checking in on ya between my mad dash of photographing.
nikonsniper

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

I love Love Love the standing still Barns photos! I Love Barns and also go and snap a picture or two of neat old barns in our area....