Barn and Flag – Rural Michigan

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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

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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. 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.

  4. 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?!
      🙂

  5. 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!
      🙂

  6. 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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