Beauty and the Barn


“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be”

~ Peter De Vries

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Barns, Sea Ranch, CA

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

T. A. Moulton Barn, Mormon Row, Wyoming

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Nailed It, Vermont

 

“Farming is a profession of hope” 

~ Brian Brett

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Barn and Clouds, The Palouse

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

White Barn, Sonoma

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Sway, The Palouse

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Still Life

 

“I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

~ Sam Abell

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Coastal Barn

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Weathered or Knot

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Stuck in Time

 

Barns, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2. Nikon, Landscape Photography, Fine Art

Shingled Out

 

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139 comments

  1. I love barns and wooden fences so much. These are lovely, particularly the details.

  2. Oh my God, when I see your photographs (superb after all), I have only one desire, that of having the power to cross my screen to find myself in one of them

  3. Love your blues. A certain “je ne sais quoi”. 🙏🏻

  4. I love it all but especially the first quotation and the last image. ❤

  5. Your photographs are always so wonderfully painterly. This is such a fabulous gallery Jane 💕

  6. These are amazing!! Love barns specially the old ones.
    I am a beginner landscape artist. Is it perhaps okay to use these photos as a reference for my oil paintings practice? Of course with credit to you ❤.
    Are you at instagram?

  7. I never thought this type of barn would be real. Only seen in movies

  8. It’s a very interesting piece of art and relaxes the chaos of minds, beautiful 🥰

  9. An awesome series of photographs, Jane, and when I read the title of your post I was wondering if the Moulton Barn outside of Jackson Hole would be paid a visit ~ and it was in stunning detail 🙂 But I was also most impressed with the barns near my hometown in Eastern Oregon, and those are of the barns you shot in the Palouse 🙂 Wonderful, and wish you a great weekend ahead.

    • Hi Randall, Thanks! Felt lucky to have visited Mormon Row and yes, your part of the world is full of picturesque barns and farms.
      Happy these brought back some good memories…of better days. 😉 And to you, too, a safe and happy weekend. Take care. 😊

  10. These shots make me think at an Indian Summer 🙂

  11. There’s something so cool about barns and these photos perfectly show that interest.

  12. Absolutely lovely photographs. I’m just starting to read Proust and the quote on nostalgia couldn’t have been more true. In this age of mechanical reproduction as explained by Walter Benjamin, these photographs are a breath of fresh air.

  13. ahhh – the play on words made this extra fun – 🙂
    weathered or knot was a fav for words and image – and the still life was a fav for mood

  14. What a wonderful post, I especially love the up close abstracts!

  15. Great shots! I love the color palette and they give me a sort of nostalgia and “wanna be there” kind of feeling 😁

  16. What a silly quote. 😉 I like the alternation between the big picture and details. You’ve also shown the variety – one old barn isn’t the same as the next, is it? Wyoming – I think I can sense the spaciousness in that second photo. The peeling, almost gone red paint in the next one does say “Vermont” too. The Palouse barn with clouds is so fresh…I want to inhale the air. “Sway” looks like old barns around here, on its very last legs. The shadows in “Still Life” are beautiful. And I feel suspicious of that fabulous old car in front of the “Stuck in Time” barn (also the Palouse?). It seems like someone parked it there for photo-ops! 🙂 Look how well the car color works with the wheat! Is that just too good to be true? Maybe not. The shingles in the last photo created delightful chaos – you can’t help wonder how they could have come off in that pattern. Great work, Jane.

    • Hi Lynn, I loved reading your reactions. I think that old car may be a plant…maybe for the oodles of photo workshops that are running around the Palouse. Happy you liked the close-ups mixed in- I get lost in the details, although not many properties can be wandered around so closely. Sad that the old beauties are fading away. Thanks very much for your enthusiastic note- you made my day. 😀

      • Exactly my thought about the car – I’m aware of the popularity of that area. I would still like to get out there someday though! I think it’s a little easier to find old buildings you can walk right up to in this state. Here’s to getting lost on back roads so that you can get lost in the details. 😉

  17. The Palouse is one of my all-time favorite places to drive through — I felt isolated and alone yet very in touch with nature. Your photos remind me of my wonderful trips through there. But I’m also smitten by the photo with the nails. How cool! You just moved right in and helped us look closely at something we might not have even noticed.

  18. Perhaps the unpretentious functionality of barns and the beauty of weathered wood makes each barn coupled with its environment and captured through your lens and eye into a classic. And the close-ups are wonderful too – tactile beauty and something like nostalgia in these images. Lovely – I have reviewed looking at them several times.
    Thinking of you as I read that many fires are still raging. So tragic. Keep safe.

  19. Wonderful images, Jane – my favourites are Still Life and Stuck in Time. 🙂

  20. This is a wonderful post, Jane, the images and captions. I love old barns and coming upon one is a treat; your collection made a lovely journey.

  21. Beautiful, Jane. I just had a discussion this weekend with my sister about the beauty of barns, and voila! You captured them so beautifully.

  22. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Don’t Miss Jane’s – Beauty and the Barn

  23. Barn and Clouds, and Stuck in Time have the mood, to me, of Edward Hopper – completely different season and location (and medium), but October in Cape Cod comes to mind.
    A lovely collection – thanks, Jane, for a positive mood lifter!

  24. I really like the T. A. Moulton Barn, Mormon Row,Wyoming photograph

  25. I’m drawn to photos of barns and yours are great. Too bad many of them are being replaced by nondescript buildings. We had a nice red one complete with hay loft when I was growing up.

  26. Palouse Hills look a desirable place to linger.

    • They are, Paula. The Palouse is a photographer mecca and I was thrilled to finally get there on one of our drives from Montana to CA. It’s quite a thrill to photograph. I’d love to go back sometime. In a normal world.

  27. Unique perspective’s – enjoyed!! – thanks -Eco

  28. Love these, Jane! Barns really do make stunning subjects for photos.

  29. You’ve captured the beauty of weathered wood so well, Jane. Lovely series. ‘Weathered or Knot’ looks like a canine face to me. 🙂 ❤

  30. Wonderful, all. And I want go to Sea Ranch. Now.

  31. Our Park City landmark last winter.

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  32. You just hit it out of the park. Wonderful!!

  33. Wow! There is so much beauty in these old farm buildings. I especially like the barn ready to collapse in the wheatfield. Great photography!

  34. magnificent collection of pictures from such a wide area! Thanks so much for sharing

  35. Shingled out…these are all such lovely barns…always love the feelings created…and massive gratitude for farmers…beautiful post Jane ☺️🤗👌🌞 Sending joy hedy

  36. One of my favorite photographic subjects! The close-ups are fantastic also.

  37. Intriguing series, Jane. Beautiful shapes and shadows.Especially liked the Sonoma barn. I wanted to keep following that road.

  38. Some stunning pics there Jane. Love the scenery. Keep up the good work 👍🏻

  39. Thanks for sharing such a stunning set of images.

  40. All of these caused my eyes to dwell. You have my deepest thanks!

  41. Hi ! Love this topic – your captures are terrific Jane as always. Stuck in Time a fav – the colors, shapes, composition, nostalgia.
    Having grown up on a farm with a big beautiful white barn, I get nostalgic when I see them. Amish ‘ barnraisings’ are a wonderful sight to behold – – both in speed & especially the ‘neighbor helping neighbor ‘ vibe.
    Take good care Jane! ☀️

    • Hi Diane, The Palouse was full of these gems. What a beautiful part of the country. That’s very cool that you grew up on a farm and I can imagine all the wonderful memories you must have. Thanks so much for checking in – great to hear from you. Stay safe and healthy! 💙

  42. Nice barn series. I might have to treat you to a photo tour of North Ranch and JN Ranch one of these days. From the original homestead to the present day. To whet your appetite:

    https://hiddenlens.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/sunrise-on-the-range/
    https://hiddenlens.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/prairie-sunrise/

  43. Wide open spaces! I love that striking shaped white barn, Jane, but they’re all lovely shots. Have a good week 🙂 🙂

    • Thanks, Jo. That’s a famous barn in Sonoma – went back not too long ago and the white was almost gone. It was sad but hit home how photographs document a moment in time. Appreciate your visit– wishing you a great week, too. 🙂 🙂

  44. Beautiful series. I like as well that you sometimes get close and show the structure of the wood.
    I just remembered the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo. There is a passage about the most photographed barn in the world. As far as I remember it is described beautifully that due to all the photos taken it starts to vanish.

  45. Reblogged this on Adler Tours & Safaris and commented:
    Very nice photos

  46. Wonderful Jane! So many of them are so appealing.
    Alison

  47. In “Shingled Out” you singled out a good play on words.

  48. This is yet another beautiful set of photos, Jane. I would love to learn your photographic skills! 😎

  49. Barns and wheathered wood are an endless subject for a photographer’s eye, I loved all your images Jane.

  50. Thanks, Jane. Can’t pin a reason to it, but your images lit up some smiles. Pulled me right out of the doldrums. I swear I’ve seen that very same barn in Sonoma… or perhaps its prototype. One again you’ve taken me back to some heavenly trips I’ve taken. The details thrown in for frosting.

    If I had to pick a favorite, it might be Still Life. Playful words. Then again there’s the treatment to Weathered or Knot. SImply lovely.

    It’s so nice to have a real honest to goodness rain storm here in these parched hills!

    • Hi Gunta, Your response makes my day. Happy that this brightened your day- then my work is done! The Sonoma barn is quite well known, you may have happened upon it. It’s a beautiful area. Most of the detail shots were made in Mendocino at a state park that has these fabulous barns. I could linger there for hours examining the details. I’m thrilled for you that you’ve gotten some rain. I fear we won’t see any for months.
      Thank you so much and I hope you are having a good weekend. 🙂

  51. As always, it is so refreshing to see your new work. Bravo, Jane!!!

  52. Beautiful, few of the pictures are like paintings 😊

  53. Love the pattern on shingled out! Lol.

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