These stables have been such a big part of my life. Growing up we played in them; hide and seek, made them our clubhouses, and whatever else tickled our fancy while the horses or donkey were out. I can remember my grandfather milking the cow in those stables and drinking the warm milk from a cup fresh out of the stainless steel bucket when he brought it in the house. There is nothing better than warm milk on a cold morning in a house heated only by a wood stove!
These stables are still standing and are in good shape. My daddy is unsure of their age, but he is in his mid 60s and they have been there since he was a child.
I added a texture just for kicks. I like "old" things better with added texture. That is, unless you are shooting HDR and my camera is not equipped for that. Hopefully Santa will bring me a new one! For a great HDR shot of these stables, please check out my friend and mentor Steve's blog. He has a wide-angled lens and got the barns in the shot too. His photos are PHENOMENAL! **SIGH** He and his wife are such great people and I am so lucky to have them in my life!
For more great barn photos please visit Tricia - you will enjoy it!