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Old Mar 27, 2010, 1:09 AM   #1
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Mole has given us such terrific photos of old barns that I had to go shoot one today. There is one catch; this one's still in use. Anyone care to guess what time it is?



Not everyone was thrilled to have a photographer in the path to the barn



You may have guessed that this is not a random barn. I grew up playing in this barn's haylofts. My grandfather built it in the late 1940's. Today, my aunt's husband, "Cotton," keeps the small cattle operation going



The town of Heber Springs has expanded around the 17 acre plot, but a clause in the zoning ordinance protects it as long as cattle are running on the land continuously.


The barn's original red clapboard siding was replaced about 20 years ago. Today the ridgeboard and the supports for the loft are sagging, and unless something is done, the barn won't last that much longer....but while it's there, a few shots.





All shots taken with the K-7 and a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8.

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Milkin' Time!!
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Very nice mini documentary on life on the farm Paul! #1 in paticular is a story unto itself!
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Cool, Paul. I like the second one with the double glaring.

There's a barn with cows, horses and geese I pass every day on the way to work. Some day I'm going to stop and ask if I can photograph them. (I'll ask the owner, not the cows, horses and geese )

Every day at 4 p.m. it used to be that you'd see the horses standing at the door to the barn waiting to get in. I haven't managed to get there by 4 in ages.

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Milkin' Time!!
Not exactly since these are beef cattle..... but they do know when it's feeding time.... lol

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There's a barn with cows, horses and geese I pass every day on the way to work. Some day I'm going to stop and ask if I can photograph them. (I'll ask the owner, not the cows, horses and geese )

Every day at 4 p.m. it used to be that you'd see the horses standing at the door to the barn waiting to get in. I haven't managed to get there by 4 in ages.

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If you do, Patty, make sure you go equipped with the proper footgear. There's a reason farmers wear good boots. I wanted to do some shooting inside the barn, but I was wearing shoes that I would not have wanted to put inside the car with me after wading through the ground shown below...cause "It ain't mud."

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Ahhhh....great pictures. I love that first picture of the cattle trotting back to the barn and the one with your Uncle putting the feed out for the cattle.

A couple of days ago, I was out with a friend and we came across an old barn...falling down. Well it was picture taking time for both os Pentax toting photographers...he had his 18-55 kit lens, I used my 10-17 Fisheye, mostly on 17 mm for more wide angle, then distorted pix.

As an added bonus there was an old Case 800 diesel tractor...with weeds growing around it...

Great day out....

Again that first picture of the cattle trotting back...wonderful...

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Life on the farm in a nutshell, Paul-

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Love #6, Trojansoc!
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Shore do bring back some memories, Paul.
I like the composition of the last one.
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