Monday, March 26, 2012

Barn Charm: Open-Air Barn...

Big Daddy and I were running some errands and driving around Smallville on Friday when we spotted this open-air barn not far from our place. It was quite a ways up the hill from the road, on the other side of a fence and a creek, so it wasn't possible to get any closer.
Big Daddy took this shot for me, as it was on his side of the road and starting to rain.
I love the little window Mother Nature left for us to peek through. Note the big power line running behind it.
This is another one I'm going to have to keep checking on, as it looks like it's only a windstorm or two away from falling down. I hate that there are so many opportunities for 'before' and 'after' shots where the 'after' is nothing more than a pile of old barn wood.

Linking up with

Barn Charm ♥78♥ over at Bluff Area Daily

25 comments:

  1. Your photo is perfectly framed: Nice work!

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    1. I wish we could take credit for carefully planning the composition, but there wasn't really another break in the underbrush and tree-lined creek to get a shot of this barn. I just asked Big Daddy to make sure he got a green branch to give some reference to distance. Beginner's luck for both of us, I guess.

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  2. Big Daddy did good! I don't think it's going to take much with the storms you've been having. Too bad:( It's always sad to see cool old buildings falling apart.

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  3. That's a great old barn, Charade! Lots of character!

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  4. Yeh, it doesn't look like it is gonna take long or much wing for it!

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  5. i really like the way you framed this, like we are peeking in on it!

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  6. Nothing better than a barn on a hill. Great photo!

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  7. Nice shot...love how it is framed through the trees!

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  8. That is a wonderful barn and I love the way the shot was framed!

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  9. It would be interesting to take a shot of some of these old barns every month just to see the process of them falling down...if they were only close enough.

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  10. open-air is an apt description!

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  11. Whoa! Definitely keep an eye on it, cuz it doesn't look to last much longer... but, then again, there's one in about the same shape that I've been watching for over a year now & it's still standing, so ya never know! Great find

    Thanks so much for joining =)

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  12. This composition is just beautiful!

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  13. This one looks like a space ship just landed in the grass. What a cool capture, and you really did a great job with the composition. When it starts to fall you are going to have to post again and keep us all up to date on its condition. genie

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  14. WoW...i love this one, it would be nice to get a little closer. your hubby sounds like mine, it's nice to have a friend for your adventures!!

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  15. Very pretty photo surrounded by a threatening sky and spring green grass.

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  16. Awwww! Poor thing but you captured a charming one all framed naturally by the leafless trees and evergreens. Very pretty! We have a slight chance of severe storms tonight, hope there is no big wind. She will probably hang in there!

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  17. That is definitely an open air barn! I'll bet the critters and birds love it. I can just see an owl perched in there.

    The Testicle Festival in Olean takes place in June. We've never been but it looks interesting. Olean is a run down little town of less than 200 people, so I can't imagine how they are able to pull off a festival like this, but from what I've heard, it's supposed to be a big deal.

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    1. Thanks for the clarification. I thought from the local daily website that it happened this past Saturday. Now I'll be on the lookout.

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  18. My word! Doesn't look like there's much structural support left on that one side. Your husband did a great job of capturing its charm though. Poor old Missouri barn… hope it stays upright for as long as possible.

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  19. I love it! Glad you got this shot and hope it stays standing for a while!

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  20. Nice photo! Looks like you need one of those humongous telephoto lens to get up closer. One to definitely keep an eye on.

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  21. wow, that is a barn that could really use some love. i will be linking up next week. missed out due to being in disney world. take care. (:

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  22. Charade, this is indeed a great shot. I can almost feel the wind shifting its boards too easily, one big blow and an entirely new purpose can be made of the fallen wood.

    So great to catch these, still standing. Awesome.

    Lana

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