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Monday, January 9, 2012

The Charm of Two Old Barns

This is a drive-by shot. My DIL was driving, and I was in the passenger seat snapping pictures. When I saw this one coming up, I almost flipped out. None of the structures appear to be in use, but they seem to me to be holding their own. It would be so sad to lose these 
wonderful old structures. 

This post is linked with Tricia’s Barn Charm.and Lisa’s Creative Exchange.
I used Kim’s “The Red Barn” recipe from her Test Kitchen book. It called for a black to white gradient map, an ivory solid adjustment layer, and then her “scripted” texture for the final one.


36 comments:

  1. awww! the older sister is in terrible shape!

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  2. Love the drive by pictures. My pictures of my trip to Red Rocks were all driveby ones. I love it when they come out good. Actually when you take a picture in Colorado you can't go wrong.
    Have a good week, friend.

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  3. Another nice one! Love the barn series. :)

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  4. Wonderful old barn and outbuildings. Something so poignant about abandoned farm buildings.

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  5. Love your treatment to this one Genie! It certainly suits this scene.
    Looks like a barn was built to replace the one falling apart but the whole scene looks pretty neglected.
    Great drive-by!

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  6. this is superb Genie. truly. happy day to you my friend.

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  7. Nice drive-by shooting! There is just something about barns - an aura and a mystery that just begs for the camera! Great catch.

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  8. Isn't it exciting to "come up" on an old barn....or two?
    This is a great country photo.

    Visiting from Barn Charm.

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  9. oh this is pretty genie! we have a 2 hour delay today because of fog, crazy!

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  10. Great drive by shot. The internal mystery of the deserted barn and property - makes one want to go investigate. I can remember the thrill of finding an abandoned property n house, when we were kids, and you JUST HAD TO INVESTIGATE.
    Nice job Genie.

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  11. Awesome...what a lucky find...love the edit too!

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  12. This is a wonderful shot! Another story untold...wouldn't you love to know what their history is?

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  13. Love to see old Barns. Here in the southwest is is a rare site, so looking seeing ones from other parts of the country!

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  14. Genie, this is a beautiful photograph! I picture this enlarged and hanging on a wall. So nicely done!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day!

    lisa.

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  15. I'm not familiar w/ Kim's Test Kitchen book, but what you've done to this image is really cool! I like the b&w w/ the barns still in color & in red to top it off!

    Thanks so much for sharing this w/ us here at Barn Charm =)

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  16. Great job, the recipe fits the picture perfectly.

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  17. Love the treatment you gave this shot, it looks like a vintage photo.

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  18. I really like how this looks like an old-timey photo, Genie!

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  19. The barns look not long for this world, but nice photo work.

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  20. Wow is this beautiful! love those vintage tones and gorgeous texture work!

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  21. great colors there. love the shot. (:

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  22. What a great find, and looks very good with your processing!

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  23. I do love old barns, and always wonder what animals used to call it their home.
    Just Google ( I use Bing)tickerfactory.com and choose Event. You can make up a spring training ticker. I have one on my blog between the two Yankee pictures. Let me know if you have any luck.
    B.

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  24. Great find! I really like your processing too.

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  25. Beautiful photo, a great frame with a beautiful light and texture that gives it an old picture very accomplished. Greetings.

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  26. Wow....actually the scenery looks mighty blustery and cold and frosty!!

    STAR OF INDIA

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  27. very pretty! ... it was the onion :)

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  28. Wow! What a great picture!! Lucky you to find such beauty!

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  29. I love old barns they look so romantic !

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  30. You've got that drive by shooting technique down perfectly :) Seriously, great shot and the processing really enhances the image! I'm with you, I hope those old timers stand for a good many more years!

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  31. Wow! Wonderful drive by image!

    Beautiful processing too.

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  32. Wow! Beautiful! It's a car-stopper for sure! (If you could have stopped the car, that is! :) I love the composition, and the way you pulled out the red of the barns. Just beautiful.

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