Barn and Flag – Rural Michigan


When we were up north last summer I finally caught this barn in the sun. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Cameron Tucker (of his mother): “She raised four kids, two barns and a whole lotta’ hell…”

– Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


64 thoughts on “Barn and Flag – Rural Michigan

    • Thanks, sir! Upper-ish west… between Glen Arbor and Empire. I think it might be along M22 (I was going to ask my wife because I can never remember… then I forgot about asking, too! Yikes!).

    • Oh boy… this could test my memory AND my math!
      I’m going to say… about… six or seven years +/-
      (Seemed like every time I was in the area I didn’t have the opportunity to stop, or the sun was at the wrong angle, or it was cloudy, or some combination of those things).

    • Originally I had something different in mind… and I was going to go B/W… with as full a tonal range as I could get. I guess I was in a different mood when I was editing, though (because this seemed more appealing to me).
      Of course bacon ALWAYS seems appealing to me.

  1. Boy, the light and shadow is so crisp it looks like it was cut with a knife. Is that a function of being lightly modified, or did the sun really have that quality that day?

  2. Holy Macker- … wait, that doesn’t quite match here, eh?
    Great shot, Robert. I’m a sucker for barn shots. Add a flag and a beautiful blue sky and it’s like two cherries on top!

    • Hahaha… I don’t know… maybe they’ve got a few fish hanging around the place!
      Thank you so very much, Ms. D… it took a few tries… but I was finally lucky enough to be there at the right time!

  3. I like the blue of the sky, and the way the cloud is creeping up on the barn. The flag is a nice touch. That is a nice, distinct shadow, too.

  4. Beautiful picture but I have a problem lookin’ at old barns now. I keep tryin’ to think what I could make with all that beautiful old lumber. I saw a table made from old barnwood this week that was only about a 4×2 top and it was selling for $350.

  5. This photo brings happiness to those who live in somewhere under a grey sky! 😀 Like me, I’ve being trapped under a long winter grey sky for a while, and that “a while” is long enough to make me moody. And now, your photo just saved me!!!!! 😀

    • Thank you, sir!
      Hahaha… *ring ring ring* “Is your barn running?”
      Wowza! Some people are just far to generous for their own good! Thank you so very, very much, sir!
      I tend to shy away from awards for a few very silly reasons, but what an absolute honor to be thought of! Far, far too kind of you!!! Did I mention Wowza?!

  6. what a cool click – love the contrast in this image. i seem not to be getting notifications of your new posts anymore, so will unfollow and follow again. hopefully that will help in the future.

    • Thanks so much, P&K! Sounds kind of irritating! To tell you the truth I don’t know much about subscription stuff… I tend to get confused / overloaded easily, so I kind of hide from that… which is silly, but then… just look at who you are dealing with here!

  7. Do you think we will ever see the formidable Mrs Tucker on the show, or is there something about her I don’t know and am too busy to google about?

    Beautiful barn shot Sig and so glad you finally caught the sun. Love the blue of the sky!

    • As far as I know she was only in one episode… but please don’t hold me to that, because I tend to miss things (as does my memory)!
      Thanks so much, Ms. K! I was pretty happy about that solar cooperation, too!

    • Thank you so very much for such a kind comment!
      It’s kind of funny… I grew up in a very rural area, and I saw so many scenes like this it was almost too common for me to notice. Now that I live in a more urban area I’ve been kicking myself a bit for not opening up my eyes when I had photo-ops around every corner!

    • It’s funny… when I first envisioned this shot I had something else in mind…
      but after some playing around I was kinda liking the weight in this crop.
      Thank you very much, Nigel!

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