Monday, May 8, 2017

barns in the neighborhood

post #334
           My semester's photo class is almost finished! I have enjoyed this community of student photographers, each with his or her own vision. Plus I have even learned some things I have put off learning for years. In these last photos for the class, I was just trying to go with what's around, which is what I usually do. I had even invited students out to use my barn in photos, if they wanted, but then I realized I should first do it myself!  I guess we could consider this an audition for my barn....

   This first photo may be better for art than for the farm. This broom sage grass is only a sign that the soil is poor. And I have a whole small field of it. This needs my attention over the next few years, and I will try to do what I can. In the meantime, art.

       I haven't cropped these photos, and there are a couple of places that some photoshopping would perhaps be welcome, but I am focusing on the design of things and the feel of the place. That's just my preferred way to do my photos most of the time.

       I've passed this red barn almost every day of the 40+ years I've lived here, but last week the clear evening light, the clouds, and the grasses growing in the field, all made it speak to me in new ways. Sounds corny, but really that's how it works for me.

If anyone wants to come by for some barn photo time, just email me at  Or for now, just enjoy these few photos.       Ann


  1. Barns can be fun, and they are a dying art--people aren't keeping them up, unfortunately. I have cried when seeing an old barn, built from timber no longer available, taken down and burned. I especially like the light coming through the planks in the second pic. xo

  2. I really like these especially the red barn photos, and the grassy slope w/sky!