More Old Barns

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I've been toying with the notion of doing a "rural decay" photo project. Lot's of subjects around if I hurry and they don't get torn down first. Thanks for looking.

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Very well done Brian!!! Love them both. Are those tobacco barns?

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Brian,

Great job with old barns; while not the type I am used to seeing here in Washington state they are a part of someones history (life story), and you did them more than justice.

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Thanks Evan. Yes they are tobacco barns. The taller buildings are kilns where the tobacco was cured. The longer lower barn I believe is what they called a pack barn. This area was once a huge tobacco producer. These kilns were everywhere you looked. Mostly gone now. Ther is still a bit of tobacco grown, but they use a different system now.

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Days gone - by, nice job.

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Thank you Mike. These old buildings often make me wonder about the people that used them.

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I recall the image you posted of the barn that was leaning to the right. These pics are great and will fit in very nicely with the other barn pic you have.

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Nice photos! One could spend many hours/days taking images of old barns. I grew up in rural farm country as a kid from 3rd grad through high school and there are countless abandoned farm houses and barns due to the economies of large acre farming. They have such beauty and family stories run deep on each one..sadly a whole lifestyle gone. Good luck on your project..combine it with as much history as possible to really give it character.

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Well done Brian, that's a great project you're working on. Hope to see more of the old barns or buildings.

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A very interesing target that you excellently catched !

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Thank you KJ,

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Thank you Norman. I mean to go back and re shoot that leaning kiln in late day light.

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Thank you Sactojim. I really need to learn more of the history of this area. I'm not "from around here" as they say. hardly an excuse though. I've lived here over half my life. 

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Thank you Rob. maybe some day I can photograph some that aren't surrounded by snow. 

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Thank you Augustin.

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four under wrote:

Thank you Rob. maybe some day I can photograph some that aren't surrounded by snow.

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Hi Brian.

I don't know how much you want to get into this area of photography but it is an area that I find fascinating in so many ways. I've been shooting barns since 2007. Taking pics of barns morphed into taking pics of 2 and 3 ton grain trucks form the 40's and 50's, hay rakes, and a few other things.

Be careful. Some of these properties can be dangerous places because of junk and other sharo objects hidden in the tall grass of summer and under the snow in winter. It is not uncommon for animals like skunks and racoons to take up residence in the various buildings and other structures.

Taking pics in winter has a couple of advantages. Pics in winter add variety to a gallery. In addition to that, winter means no leaves on the bushes and trees. It also provides an opportunity to find things that are normally hidden mother nature.

Your SX50 at the wide end will come in very handy for situations where shooting conditions are crowded for any one of a number of reasons. Also, you can shoot jpeg and you will still be shooting RAW. (Rusty, Ancient and or Wrecky)

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Thanks for the tips Norman. I love old trucks and equipment too. I once paid $8 admission to get in to an event just to take pictures of an old 5 ton International they had on the grounds. Love your RAW definition. 

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four under wrote:

Thanks for the tips Norman. I love old trucks and equipment too. I once paid $8 admission to get in to an event just to take pictures of an old 5 ton International they had on the grounds. Love your RAW definition.

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1938 International

I forgot to mention woodticks. They can be nasty little critters depending on conditions and the time of year.

Taken in the early evening 15 Aug 2007. The wood box is slowly rotting away and the grass has taken over. You can still see what remains of the box on the left. I would have spent more time and taken more pics but the grass was crawling with woodticks. Hello and goodbye. lol

The person who bought this truck passed on ages ago and the farm was passed on to his son. Persons unkown broke the headlights and other glass.

Feel free to download this pic if you like and good luck.

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I don't know of any wood ticks in this area Norman. There are some deer ticks east of here around Long Point, but our biggest bug problem here is mosquitoes and biting flies. Nice photo of the truck, thanks for posting it.

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