Monday, November 9, 2009

The Ravages of Time

I'm sure this old barn has seen better days but I think it's beautiful in this state of disrepair.
I posted a black and white version at my Something Sighted blog.

40 comments:

  1. Both pix are really nice. I usually enjoy the color, but the the light is striking in the composition you did in b&w. Old things are such fun (unless you're the owner, I imagine).

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  2. I love this photo my friend. Well done :)

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  3. It is beautiful....like many old things.

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  4. It's sad and very beautiful at the same time!
    You made it shine again with your picture!

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  5. Hi again, James. Re: your comment on my photo today, you can read more about the statue and building right here.

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  6. I prefer the colour version to the B&W. Quantity of sky has a lot to do with my reaction.

    I too like to see buildings that are in a state of disrepair. Old is beautiful.

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  7. I am another fan of disreapair, even if it seems quite bad said like this.
    You found the right place and shot a good photo. Maybe the season add something to the effect...

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  8. I prefered the B&W version, but this one has also a strange and attractive mood..Colors are soft and beautyful.

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  9. It's so amazing how old things grow in beauty although from a different perspective!

    - Pixellicious Photos

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  10. I like both versions but I like the colored one better. I love the way old weathered wood looks. And, I love old barns.

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  11. There is something picturesque about tumble down barns.

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  12. I like how the skies complement the mood of the barn.

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  13. Now this is a great shot. You can almost see it when it was in its prime.

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  14. Nicely composed James. Unfortunately I have many such shots of outbuildings on many of Minnesota's outstate farms... a sad state of affairs for American farmers.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I agree. Old and disheveled makes for a good photo.

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  16. I've never met a barn I didn't like and it saddens me to see such beauties in disrepair.
    This is a really good picture, I especially like the silos with the ivy.
    Hope your back is feeling better.
    Sunny :)

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  17. I think this old barn is beautiful in it's stae of disrepair, too. This picture shows what I remember November looking like. :) Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. that's a picture that tells a story

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  19. Looks great. I love places like this.

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  20. I love pictures of old abandoned buildings, and this is a really nice one. Are you familiar with Troy Paiva's "Lost America" work? I think you'd enjoy it. Kathy

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  21. Hi James. how are you doing? I guess your already excited with your trip in Europe. I wish you a great one!

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  22. you can browse my Explore Germany site for photos about Rottenburg...yup I was there too! I will post more pictures soon.

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  23. Fab shot! I love the nostalgia of your blog....

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  24. This is the perfect setting for a mystery short story. It's a beautiful place, however forlorn it looks.

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  25. Hi James,

    Indeed it is. Lovely shot. Very beautiful picture.

    Best regards
    Asta

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  26. I am finding such beauty in "dying" and old things myself.... lovely.

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  27. yes it is beautiful in its disrepair...

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  28. It's a pity, they could restore this place!It's interesting!
    Léia

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  29. For some reason, I'm very attracted to old buildings, and their stories. This one looks very interesting. I like the caved roof with the tiles.

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  30. It's certainly attractive for photos (colour or b&w), but it certainly also gives a very sad impression!

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  31. This is sort of sad, but a common sight in the mid-west. Great capture!

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  32. I really like this photo. It is sad to see buildings like this, wonder what happened? It brought me a smile though as it made me think of my grandparents farm. Many happy memories there.

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  33. The owner may have other thoughts, but from a photographic perspective it is beautiful.

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  34. Hi James, you always have great finds. I like this photo the way it is.

    You take care of your back James!

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  35. Wow, what a treasure ! And talk about a looming sky...

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  36. It's not so much the state of disrepair that I find beautiful, but the fact that nature is taking back its space.

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  37. The same place but now in colour. Now I can´t decide which I like more!

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  38. This is the most interesting barn I've ever seen!

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