This week's Sunday Stills challenge was the colour red. There is a rural road just north of us that we drive along all the time, where a section of it has been bought up by developers and the existing homes and farm structures have been slated for destruction.
One barn in particular always caught my attention on the drive....it was painted red and right above the big doors the owners had painted a white star. At some point in it's life that big red barn had meant something to someone...had been worthy of more than a functional coat of paint, had been worthy of white star. I always looked for this barn on our drives and knew I wanted to photograph it...even though I would only be able to capture it from the side of the road. I attempted two pictures once, a few weeks back, but the setting sun cast the light against me and they came out too dark to do the barn justice.
Given this week's theme for Sunday Stills, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to hit the road early Saturday morning and capture it in proper light. I pulled my car over to the side of the worn and dusty road, got out and stared at the perfect, warm sunlight of the morning washing over a pile of wood, shingles and memories. I was too late....my star barn was no more. And even though I had never set foot in it, never knew it's history...I was sad as I know I will miss it.
So I decided to use this week's challenge to play around with my "digital lab" so to speak and experiment with how I processed some of my photos....including the one I had taken a few weeks back of my barn.
the star barn
Brand New Look
1 year ago