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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Take52 & The Barn Collective - Two-for-One


The Week 3 theme for Take 52 was ENTRANCE.

I contemplated the following three photos.

This first photo is looking back toward the entrance to our property. I was pleased with capturing a natural sun glare and not having to manufacture one in PicMonkey.

I wasn't pleased that it came out a bit blurry but that is what I get for taking it with my phone camera. Not too bad, but not great.


This second photo is of a church not far from where we live and the entrance is one I find quite attractive. I love the stonework arched doorway! And as it was taken in the late afternoon, the sun was giving it a nice hue.

I realized after I uploaded the church photo that the bushes are not symmetrical and I felt that took away from the overall image.


So ultimately I went with this third photo. You know I love barns of all shapes and sizes, and rustic old outbuildings. Well this one fit the bill on all accounts! This is such a pleasing entrance to the occupants property. It sits relatively close to the road but far enough back to where I had to zoom a bit. But do you see that tree on the right? It is twisted! That is so cool, and one the reasons I chose this photo. I felt like there was so much interest in this image; fading wood, dappled shade, textured and weathered siding, and that twisted tree.


I'm also linking it to The Barn Collective @ Rose Street Reflections.

Hop on over there to see more gorgeous barns.

Have a blessed day!

12 comments:

  1. I love the look of southern barns. They often are worn and weathered, yet they remain standing. Perhaps the lack of harsh northern winters prolong there lives. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. We have plenty of barns that have collapsed and very little left of them. I do think it sad when I see the homes families let go to rot.

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  2. Nice barn find. That tree does look twisted! As far as the church, it looks fine, The sun light is beautiful. (but I like my shrubs to be symmetrical too, lol) Thanks for joining this week!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I tore everything out of my flower beds in preparation for starting over and making them symmetrical this year. If I don't find what I like, I may just leave them empty. Crazy, I know! :)

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  3. Neat old barn, and red, too! The church building is pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Terri! Most barns around here are painted a color, and many are red.

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  4. I certainly like the barn and tree! So pretty. Your 'entrance' is really nice and rural. The church entrance is beautiful and the stone is very warm looking.

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    1. Hi Pamela, Thanks for stopping by! We live in the boonies, as I always say, surrounded by lots of fields and farms.

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  5. All three photos are lovely in their own way, my dear. I do love the barn photo. There is something quite beautiful and unique about the abandon look and the way the trees look against the sky.

    Hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. Thanks you, Stephanie! I am always partial to a good barn photo. ;)

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  6. I love that last shot...just my type of shot.

    Was reading a little bit and noticed you like to read...I am reading one I got free a week or two ago called:

    A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet....by Sophie Hudson.

    You might like it. It is about her growing up southern. Stories of her and her family. I have had laugh out loud moments...a few bring tears to the eyes.

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    1. Hey Rose, So nice to see your lovely comment today. Yes, barns a favorite of mine, too :)

      I will have to look for the book and see if it would be one I would enjoy reading. Thank you for the recommendation.

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