Beauty and the Barn

β€œNostalgia isn’t what it used to be”

~ Peter De Vries

Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Out in Left Field


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Going Green


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography



“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”

~James A. Baldwin


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography, Black and White, Monochrome

Farm Memories


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Shingles Party


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Still Life


“Go on now and say goodbye to our town, to our town. Can’t you see the sun’s settin’ down on our town, on our town.Β Goodnight.”

~ Iris Dement


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

White Barn, Sonoma


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Heavy Metal


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Rural Life


Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography



Barns, Architecture, Historic, Farming, Landscapes, Close-up, Photography

Why the Long Face?



“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.”

~Conrad Hall





Categories: Architecture, Black and White, It's All In The Details, Landscapes, Macro, Nature, Photography, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Fab series Jane and wonderful quotes as ever!

  2. Nice barn series. The white one in Sonoma has been highly photographed. (I think I may told you that a couple years back.) I have a few barns in my photo files.
    Are you staying cool from the heat? πŸ™‚

  3. This is perfection in all his imperfection!
    Beautiful pictures of ‘old’ still life …
    I Always admire your photo work!
    Have a beautiful day… πŸ™‚
    Best regards, Heidi

  4. Gorgeous, Jane! I love how you focus on the weathered barn wood. The textures and gradations are marvelous. Where to next??

    • Hi Patti, Thanks! I could’ve spent many more hours there finding these patterns in the barns. Happy you like them. I am heading to the Palouse, the PNW, and Victoria in a month. Excited! Hope you are having a great summer.

  5. A wonderful gallery of weathered images and surfaces Jane. I love the close-ups that have a beautiful abstract quality about them. Superb πŸ™‚

  6. Stunning Photos, Quotes and Captions … I love “Why the Long Face”!!

  7. I love old barns. And the shingle party is a great shot.

  8. Many photographers, lovers of patterns and shapes, are drawn to ruins. I remember photographing dilapidated buildings in rural upstate New York in 1971.

  9. Hi Jane your photos are Luri(e)ng me into these barns

  10. It looks like you’re enjoying summer. I love that James Baldwin quote. Shingles Party (really!), Framed and Still Life appeal to me the most, and I’m wondering what possessed the person who nailed those shingles in Going Green!?

    • Hi Lynn, Very pleased you enjoyed the images and quotes/captions. I had fun with them. The shingles on some of the barns are really crazily done, which I love. It is California, hmmm…. Wishing you a Happy 4th!

  11. Una Serie Impresionante… Me Encantan Las Texturas De La Madera. Gracias Por Tu Visita, Y Si, Es Una AraΓ±a Sobre La Flor… Saludos.

  12. Ooo, how beautiful! You know how I love old barns. They are impossible to resist.

  13. Always a must to stop by your website. Beautiful and intelligent photos.

  14. Stunning imagery. Love the rustic and landscape combinations.

  15. I love old rundown barns like these. My wife and I will be driving to Myrtle Beach in a few days. I’m hoping to see some really nice ones to shoot along the way. I’m hoping to make some B/W’s.

  16. Very nostalgic set of photos. I love the textures, too.

  17. I just love old barns, and these are true beauties, Jane.
    Your photographs of them are wonderful.
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Teriffic shots Jane – what is it about decay that we photographer find so enchanting? I love the many perspectives you’ve shown in this one. Particularly like the B&Ws. Seem atmospherically perfect πŸ™‚

  19. Beauty, indeed! Love the perspectives of your photos!

  20. I love these old barn photos! Especially enjoyed the close-ups of the boards showing all the texture! Excellent! πŸ™‚

  21. Love these photos. What is it about barns or old, falling down wooden structures..?… I am always drawn to them. Thanks for sharing!

  22. wow – this is so amazing and brilliant reflection…

  23. Excellent. I like the wooden textures very much.

  24. What striking contrast you’ve captured throughout this specific set. Extraordinaire!

  25. One of my favorite subjects and you sure have done it justice! Beautiful finds and compositions!

  26. Beautiful, beautiful. Love the shingles. Old wood is almost always gorgeous. I wish we could say that about old peoples wrinkles as well.

    • Thanks very much, Ann-Christine. So glad you love my study of the shingles. Now, in this stage of life, I am convincing myself that wrinkles are beautiful, too! πŸ˜„Hope you are doing well.

  27. A wonderful post. Love the shingles! You have captured the texture of old wood perfectly.

  28. In this set I’ve noticed how good space in a frame is used (beside everything else) – impressive!

  29. Another amazing series, Jane. You really have the “photographer’s eye”. Have a splendid holiday weekend! Marcus

  30. I always love your photos, but today the captions are just as good!

  31. Very nice, that first one is my favorite.

  32. I am captivated by the first pf your images and then drawn into the past with all the others.

  33. “Why the long face?” 😍😍😍

  34. just love those old barns…you certainly have captured their charm & beauty….πŸ˜œπŸ‘

  35. Wonder what it is about old barns… these wonderful Photos took me back to my grandfather’s oh so,long ago…

  36. Your barn series captures all the magic and emotion of old farm outbuildings. It a form of visual poetry.

  37. Intriguing post. The white barn shot is intriguing, leading the viewer past the barn, into the beautiful Sonoma countryside.

  38. Hi jane, wonderful pictures my favorites is the 1st and the 2nd.

  39. Gorgeous indeed…the past is still there to remind us , but not all was lovely in the past though, especially not for women.

  40. I love the decay of these structures. But I keep expecting the walking dead to appear.

  41. I love the title, Jane! I also love the close up details, the textures and the time ravaged scars of these old buildings as they slowly but surely go back to nature.

  42. Beautiful barns all round. Love the detail in all of them. Amazing how similar all of them look, and also so different at the same time. Beautiful color and BW composition too 😊

    • Hi Mabel, I have found that the styles are regional, I suppose depending on the use. So glad you enjoyed these – I loved getting lost in the details and the coastal setting. Thanks so much. 😊

  43. Beautiful photographs, I especially like textures images. A great job!

  44. Wonderful Post Jane, this barn needs to be restored. hugs.

  45. hey, what a well photographed series Jane. I liked ’em all.

  46. Beautiful textures and composition!

  47. Jane very nice. I think I know the barns. Are they on U.S. 1 in Mendocino County? Sonoma Barn is a favorite. I really enjoy the textures that you’ve captured.

  48. I love the wood textures. Well done.

  49. beautiful post. the white barn looks like a painting.

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