04.26.2021 Barns-Good and Bad

The Good

Not really a barn, more like a hoop house but nicely decorated. I’ve driven by here often but Tanja’s recent post of Barn Art inspired me to make this image.

The Bad

Not a lot to say about this.  I might go back on a day with a moody sky and do a black and white.

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I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 04.26.2021 Barns-Good and Bad

  1. Nice Steve! Opposite ends of the barn spectrum!

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, another one lost. Hard to see these old ones go over. Is this a public road?

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    • Yeds, it is right on Route 47 in Sunderland. Time almost out of mind ago, I helped take down a barn in Sunderland. Not quite as dangerous as this will be. Hopefully they use a crane so not to threaten anyone’s well-being.

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  3. Barns and noble don’t both apply to the second picture.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Modern barns often lack character. But the top picture is appealing because of its cheerful artwork. The old collapsed barn is an eyesore and should be removed.

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    • I am not sure exactly what the first is used for, Peter. At the far left of this meadow is a corral with horses and goats. I haven’t seen produce being grown here so maybe it’s for hay storage.
      I am sure the second will be removed. It’s a recent collapse.

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  5. Ms. Liz says:

    Glad that Tanja’s lovely post inspired you to share the top-photo-art with us! It’s nice and cheerful. I can’t think of anything I can share on the same theme but will keep a look out.

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    • Especially at this time of the year when driving through the wooded landscape that is still barren of green, seeing this bright and cheery decoration is a pleasant sight. I hope you find something similar, Liz.

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  6. Littlesundog says:

    I’d like to reclaim the wood from your second image. Old barn wood goes for a premium here in the Midwest, however, there are not too many people who are ambitious enough nor have the know-how to take it down safely.

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    • I haven’t priced it but I imagine it is just as prized here. And the lumber prices have gone through the roof in the past year so maybe even more in demand. Many, many, years ago I helped take down a barn in the same town as this which was repurposed.

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  7. Thank you for linking to my post, Steve. I like the elaborate painting on the hoop house, whose name I had to look up, by the way, as I have apparently never seen one (or if I did, I didn’t know what it was called). I’m always sad to see old buildings collapse and wonder what kind of stories they might be able to tell us.

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    • You are welcome, Tanja. It is unfortunate that nothing, or at least some things, do not last forever. A well-made hand built barn is always good to see in a landscape. I only saw that recently and have no idea of their plans for its future…just tear down or replace.

      That is a nice scene to see as you drive the backroad this is on. The first time was a surprise and now it is a looked for landmark.

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      • I think it would be challenging to repair that barn. It would take someone very dedicated (and with spare change) to commit to having it done. But even decaying buildings left in place tell interesting stories.

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      • I don’t think repairing will be on the table, Tanja. But they may replace it, I would think, although looking inside there wasn’t a lot in there although maybe it was emptied to save a few things. It is a working farm so they most likely will need another. The question will likely be take apart as able or call in a bulldozer.

        I returned yesterday to make that black and white image I mentioned with some dramatic clouds.

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      • It will be interesting for you (and us) to watch what happens to that barn.

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    ‘The bad’ made me laugh! It’s bad all right! 🙂

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  9. shoreacres says:

    All right — I’ll confess it. I have a lot of affection for falling-down barns and sheds, and really enjoyed the second photo. After all, we go out of our way to photograph old trees — minus limbs, lightning struck, insect-ravaged — and we’re advised to leave them standing to provide shelter to birds and insects, so why not this form of wood? Falling down buildings have their own sort of beauty and after all — “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” applies to us, too.

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    • I do enjoy seeing old buildings still standing although it is too bad that they have fallen into disrepair and become unused. But they do add character to a rural landscape and make good subjects for a photographer. Some are more interesting than others. Maybe that last coat of paint was the straw that broke the barn’s back.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    It’s really interesting to see this after seeing the black and white, Steve. You knew exactly how to make that second barn into a wonderful photo.

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    • As I mentioned in my reply earlier, that sky doesn’t express the reality of the barn. This was just a phone grab on my way elsewhere but I was determined to return with the sky I had in mind. Got lucky. 🙂

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