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Monday, January 9, 2012

Barn Charm

While learning and practicing on converting color to black and white, old barns make for an ideal subject.

This first one that looks to be just about ready to fall in on itself was seen near Hwy 50 in Utah.


This barn is much closer to home. It sets off Hwy 121 out from Petaluma, CA.

For more barn photos see Trica's Barn Charm at her


19 comments:

  1. very nice. and you're right - nothing better for b&w than old, weathered wood (or people). :)

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  2. I can't quite tell if there is straw or hay in the rafters of the bottom barn. But both do look like they are at the end of their time.

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  3. These are wonderful. The B&W creates a lovely scene with old timer.

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  4. I really like these converted to B&W! And would love to know their age.

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  5. Great barn! I love the lighting on the top shot!

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  6. In this and the previous post you not only picked excellent subjects for the conversion, you really did an excellent job on them. If I were to do any kind of critique - me being the serious pro that I am :^)))) - I would say the photo of the second barn would be even better if it had less sky. The thing about art, including photographic art, is that you may disagree and we could both still be right. Really though, you did excellent on both of these posts.

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  7. A couple of beauties! I really like the second shot.

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  8. Beautiful old barn!
    It could be a filming location. ;-)

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  9. beautiful...the b&w works well with them.

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  10. Great old barns with so much charm...perfect for B&W!

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  11. Yes, yes, old barns make for get subjects all around, but I'm a sucker for an old barn, too! LoL!
    These are both wonderful shots, but I LOVE that top shot... you've seriously outdone yourself w/ that one!!!

    Thanks a million for joining this week's Barn Charm =)

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  12. I wrote a poem on my post of today which I linked to Barn Charm. This old gal certainly fits the image I wrote about! Stunning capture!

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  13. I like how the b&w here seems so appropriate. Nicely done!

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  14. Don't be your own worst critic. Both photos look great!

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  15. love it. i love black & white photos... not sure what it is about them but they are best. (:

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  16. I think you captured its decay very well!

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  17. Our barn has a leak in the tin roof....a BIG leak...and if it is not fixed soon it is going to bite the dust. Before long it is going to look like this one you posted today.I know it is sad, but we just do not have the money to reroof it and replace =those huge beams in the loft. It upsets me terribly, but it is just living life on life’s terms. Now, if I remember correctly, your wife was getting her OWN special lens this year....did she get it?genie

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