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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Old Gem....

This lovely barn has seen better days, but it is still standing and is full of charm and character!  I especially love the blue pan that was probably used to hold feed or water for the animals that were once kept inside. 

This picture was taken on a partly cloudy day.   The sky and foreground are both washed out.  Other than applying a texture - anything else I tried did not satisfy me.   Feel free to shout out any editing tips!



I definitely prefer the aged/grungy look the texture gives this beautiful old place.

Be sure to visit Barn Charm for more great barns.  Also, be sure to visit here for midweek blues.

**Lisa Gordon hosts The Creative Exchange each week but I forgot to link up before I posted last night.   This place holds a special place in my heart and I loved spending time there this past weekend taking photos and remembering good times from my childhood.  

For those who are wondering - those are collard greens planted in front.   Years ago it was fenced in and was used to hold cows. 

I hope you are having a lovely week!

xoxo,
SouthernSass

     

34 comments:

  1. I love the look of the texture. What a great shot.

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  2. I do like the use of texture, maybe even taking it back a little on the saturation, to see if that ages it even more. I can't believe it's still standing!

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  3. Your edit really enhanced the old barn boards. Nicely done!

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  4. Love the texture. And I agree...the pan really adds a great focal point!

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  5. What a fascinating old building!!

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  6. What an artsy photo of that charming barn! Like none of the others!
    Warm regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota

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  7. definitely a charming barn! There's even a hint of old crops. (or could that be evenly spaced weeds?)

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  8. This is a charming little barn n garden scene. I love the texture u added.

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  9. I always find myself so enjoying your barn photos!

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  10. I really enjoyed this shot, all that rusty tin and old boards. Even like the greens in the foreground!

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  11. Oh, this is so gorgeous!!
    Truly love this!

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  12. I like the first one; the reds and browns of the barn sharply contrast the salad greens. Was fun to learn the place holds many warm memories for you!

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  13. i like the aged look, too. make this barn look like a painting on canvas. beautiful!

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/midweek-blues-cats-for-sale.html

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  14. wonderful, I love the way it looks like it could all blow over in a gust of wind.

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  15. That's a neat little barn. It is about the size of the one we tied our hoses in at the country high school I attended. Ours didn't have the little shed and was painted white. I believe it held six horses. I had to be on the waiting list at first.
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  16. Girl, you find the cool places to shoot! I love this, with or without the texture!

    I'm so sorry I haven't commented sooner... I found your link up on Barn Charm yesterday & got sidetracked... =(

    Very cool find!!! =)

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  17. Just back again to say thank you so much for sharing this wonderful structure at The Creative Exchange this week!

    Have a wonderful day!

    lisa.

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  18. I love this post. These scenes are hard to find these days!


    Junie

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  19. What a totally charming subject! I don't know ... have you tried it in gentle tones of black and white? (I'm not on the pay-roll here but 'Sesame Ellis' has some lovely standardised PS and LR 'actions'). I have to say that the original photo calls to me as being special just as it is. :)

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  20. Delightful photo of a ramshackle old structure. Your processing enhances its vintage appeal.

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  21. I like it. So much character & charm there.

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  22. LOVE the addition of the texture! It really enhances it.

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  23. The texture does add a sense of "worn-ness" to make it look that much older. Nicely done. Your blog title makes me smile b/c my oldest daughter now lives in Alabama and has adopted "Southern Sass" as well! :)

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  24. Wow, I'm sure there's some history behind that barn.

    Was your first shot your SOOC? If not, I'm curious what it looked like. Do you ever use actions? Pioneer Woman has some good actions that I've uploaded and used a few times. Just a thought :-)

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  25. Nothing better than barns and collard greens! I loved this post, as I love all your photographs. I like collard greens, and I am a northern California gal.

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  26. Looks like I'm seeing just a peek at a small village. I love the barns you find!

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  27. I have to say I prefer the first shot. The second is a bit too dark for me.

    An interesting subject and a nice perspective.

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  28. I like them both but the aged one is my favorite of the two. This is one of my favorite photos of yours, love it!

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  29. I prefer the grunged version as well but both are quite lovely!

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  30. You captured this old barn perfectly. The collard greens growing in the foreground add to it's appeal. Hmm, if these old buildings could talk, huh? What stories they would tell. ~karen

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  31. This is a wonderful photo. I love the texture you added. You take really lovely photos!

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  32. This is wonderful! Just the kind of place that calls to my heart.

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