From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Red Barn

Spring and fall views



It's a rare day when I drive past this barn without thinking about taking its picture.  I took the photo above a few days ago, and I took the photo below in the fall of 2009. It looks like part of the barn may have been repainted since the first picture -- or maybe the light was just different.

The fall view is my favorite of these two photos. The sky is much more dramatic, and the background is deeper and more interesting.

5 comments:

Collagemama said...

I do like that fall barn photo!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You have the eye of an artist. You always take such wonderful photos. :)

Wilbur said...

I agree The detail on the 2009 picture is great. The design on the doors is one I haven't seen before. and vegetation below the door on the right shows it hasn't been used recently Good picture.

Carp; said...

There is a special place in my heart for barns. They are lost in this modern age, but I remember when the barn was more important to the farmer than the farmhouse.

I took picture of a favorite barn, gave it to a friend who did a burnt wood replica - it is gorgeous. She would travel to a factory to select specific cabinet doors, using a regular wood burning tool to create the pictures.etch the barn and surroundings.

Yes I could have had it professionally done with a laser. That was not what I wanted.

I gave the etching to the family that had grown up on that farm- it has turned into a treasure since the barn is no longer standing.

Thank you for posting.

Genevieve said...

Thanks for your note, Carp;. I have great affection for the big barn that I grew up with. The ranch would not have been the same without it. It nearly broke my heart to see it in very bad repair about ten years ago. I understand why a handcrafted remembrance of a beloved barn would be much appreciated by the people who knew that structure.

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