Monday, September 22, 2008

Monochrome Monday - Barn


This is a barn not far from where I live. It's on the way to the dyke where I occasionally go for a walk to see the driftwood that comes in on the tide at Boundary Bay and where on a clear day Mount Baker in Washington State reaches magnificently to the heavens. One day on the way home, I decided to pull the car over and take a photo. I just liked how it turned out, particularly the textures of the bare branches, dry grasses, and the barbed wire. Be sure to click on the photo to see it in a larger format.
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19 comments:

Shrinky said...

Yes, it's stark and atmospheric, a lovely photo Leslie.

marina said...

I don't know how it looks with colours but in black and white looks like "The house of gosts"!!!

*Isn't Italy beautiful? I visited Rome last Jenuary and I can't forget the beauty of the place...*

mannanan said...

Reminds me of a toy barn that my children played with years ago. Looks very impressive. Thanks for posting

Digital Polaroids said...

You created a brand new very old picture! WOW!

Julie said...

This is one very large barn! The vertical lines on the right hand wall are just wonderful in B&W.

Aileni said...

Good strong image, Louise.
That's a big barn !

Petrus said...

I would image from what I can remember from my geography lessons that these are pretty typical barns in Canada and the USA.

Nice picture - looks like summer has passed there ..

magiceye said...

...........beautiful...........

me ann my camera said...

I love photos of buildings in black and white and yours is set apart from its surroundings with this format so beautifully. Mine includes a building this week also.
ann

Carver said...

That's a beautiful barn and perfect for black and white. Carver's Photoblog

antigoni said...

It's like an old movie. Very beautiful.

onangelwings said...

Ooooo I love this picture. Old barns are only of my loves.

Daryl said...

Wonderful ... and I am very fond of shooting throught things in the fore ground to give perspective .. a peek so to speak to the composition ..

:-Daryl

starnitesky said...

I love the way the barn is framed by the branches - a good choice for monochrome.

Dragonstar said...

That's a very big barn! I love the way it looks in B&W, and the vertical lines are great. It's a lovely shot all round.

Aileni wants me to apologise for inadvertently calling you Louise - his fingers don't spell properly until he's had his morning coffee!

B. Roan said...

Wonderful shot. I really enjoy an old barn, and this one is really nice. I like the way the black and white shot lets the different textures emerge. BJ

Mary Ellen said...

I didn't notice the barbed wire in your pic until I clicked on it, thanks for telling me to do that! What a great picture!

I wish I had taken more pictures when I first moved into the area I live in now. There were so many barns (some in decent condition, some rundown), but they were all beautiful in my eyes. Now they are gone and have been replaced by big homes and shopping malls. We did manage to salvage some old plank wood from one of the barns that was over 100 years old. My husband and son (when he was young) made a birdhouse from it, which I treasure. There is more in the basement and I've yet to figure out what I want my husband to make with it.

CrazyCath said...

Leslie this is beautiful. Sorry it took so long for me to get over here! It has character this shot, and I like it. (Sorry can't do better than that - it['s midnight and brain has shut down...)

Rebeckah said...

This picture is beautiful! I love barns and farms and things like them! My Daddy was a farmer when he was growing up, so I have many lovely memories of his farm tales! Hope your week is delightful!