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
Great photo! What part of 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!).
Aww, Michigan! My favorite. This has a surreal quality to it, I think. Nice, Robert SIG.
I’m so happy to hear that, B.F!
Thank you very, very much, Amy!
Cool composition, Robert, and a beautiful sky.
Thant is wonderful to hear from a master of composition / balance, S.E! Thank you!
I think I do like the ‘weight’ of this one…
It’s a very simple photo but it has a strong power Have a great weekend 🙂
Sometimes I think simple works well (at least for me… I get confused easily, you know 😉 )!
Thank you very much, sir!
wonderful pic -perfect quote.
Aw, thanks, Ms. B!
You are always so very kind!
How long were you waiting.
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).
‘Merica. Love it, a lot 🙂
word, Tori… word.
Where’s the old dude in overalls holding a pitchfork?
Hahaha… I’m not THAT old…
Great photo shot, Sig! You may have inspired be to drawing barns again. 🙂
That is incredibly kind of you to say, Deb! Especially since your work is always so inspiring!
Well done! I really like the composition. Blessings, Robyn
Thank you so much! I’d had something a bit different in mind, but when I edited this one I was liking this look a bit more.
And the quote can’t be beat! Robyn
Thank you very much, Robyn! I thought that was pretty funny.
What an interesting crop. And a lovely barn. I’m feeling such an surge of American pride. And the urge to eat some bacon.
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.
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?
Hahaha… well… you know… a little of both, maybe.
You know my methods too well, Peg!
Like the old song…Accent-u-ate the positive, e-lim-i-nate the negative. It’s all good.
That song always reminds me of a t.v. show called ‘Homefront’ (early 90’s-ish).
And ‘Homefront’ reminds me of John Slattery. Who reminds me of Mad Men.
And all this reminds me I watch WAY too much t.v!
I feel like I want to sing the national anthem for some reason. 🙂
BTW – how great is Modern Family?
Right?! Definitely one of my favorites!
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!
Very Grant Wood-ish. 😀
Hahaha… the photo and not me, I hope!
Ha, yes! Just the photo!
I guess that barn house only patriotic livestock.
Hahaha… big-barn pride!
Thank you very much, sir!
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.
Thank you very much, Patti! That was all just luck! But it took a few visits to find that luck, so I was pretty happy about those things, too!
I thought your title said, “Burn a Flag” For a second I wondered how the government had ticked you off. 🙂
Ha! Remember… only you can prevent photography fires…
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.
*whistles* Sounds like a good thing to get-into… unless you’re the barn, I guess!
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!!!!! 😀
How very kind of you to say, Cristina, thank you!
It has been very cloudy here lately, too (maybe that’s why I felt like sharing this one)!
Is it spring yet?!
This is a beautiful photo. 🙂 Loved the colors.
That is very kind of you to say, Nandini…
thank you so much!
Great shot. 🙂
Which is more strenuous, raising a barn or catching one ?
You have been nominated for a Blog of the Year 2012 .
Considering the consistent quality of your work, the award should include this year as well. Congratulations ! 😀
See: Post 600: Thoughts on Blogging, Education & Life
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?!
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!
I love the lines of this. Very cool composition.
I’m so happy to hear you liked it! Thank you very, very much!
Unusual sky colour, almost greenish
Yeah… I was kind of in a strange mood when I edited this one… it’s funny how much that affects things.
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!
Aw, I love all of Cameron’s back home on the farm references.
I had a difficult time choosing!
This picture is fantastic. When i go upstate (I live n NYC) for the summer i go running through the area and there’s all these barns with all these flags on them. Simple. Proud.
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!
I love that huge sky space above the shed roof.
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!