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Old Oct 23, 2009, 1:35 PM   #1
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Default Old Barns & Houses-- part I. 6pix

I managed to get a few shots of some of the areas... shall we say well used buildings.
some still in use.
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#3 Same barn as #2 from another angle


#4 One of my favorite shots.


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#6 This one is still in good shape and in use at the resort.
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 3:22 PM   #2
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I like old barns and houses even though I am only 44 they seem to give me a connection to those who have cone and gone before me
the pics are nice
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Thank you sir,
I agree, they seem to have a certain mystique about them.
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Hi GW,

A very nice series!!!!

In the past, I've actually done some drivearounds to try to find abandoned barns and buildings to shoot. . . then always got distracted by the birds in the area -- and found myself suddenly with a long tele mounted on the camera, running around looking for more birds -- BADS -- Birder's Attention Deficit Syndrome -- a sad case indeed! I've even tried to limit myself to short FL lenses, but there's a little devil that lives in my head. . . "but there's the 1x10 to the hundreth power chance that you'll see an Ivory Billed WP, and wouldn't be able to record it. . ." Murphy's Law of Photo Ops. . .

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Nice series GW...interesting doors on that last one.
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Hi GW,

A very nice series!!!!

In the past, I've actually done some drivearounds to try to find abandoned barns and buildings to shoot. . . then always got distracted by the birds in the area

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It is a nice series.

However, if you only knew how many barns have been burned down by birds carrying burning cigarettes into the haylofts . . . . Maybe the birds are trying to tell you something! Could be the only reason these barns are still standing is that there is no hay in them for kindling. . . . .

After all, a bird in the camera is worth two barns in the bush any day!
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Good series, nice shots, wonderful colours and skies.

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GW, I like the series.

In some parts of the country they call these fixer-uppers.

In New England for quite a while barn board was considered fashionable and old barns were taken down by carpenters and salvage companies who would resell the old boards.

More importantly the timbers of the old barns were reused in the construction of new barns and buildings.

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Nice topic, GW. I also love old barns. You noticed the same problem I have. Most old, unused barns are buried under a ton of overgrowth. Makes it so difficult to get a shot.

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Looks like my neighborhood!

Great photos showing the unique character of these most useful old buildings.

Scott - you're supposed to be looking for barn swallows, barn owls and phoebes in these barn habitats!! (Never heard the term "BADS" before, but sure do know some folks with this "condition.")

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