Just One Windstorm Away

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My grandfather was a farmer.  Back in those days, farmers were a lot more generalized – and he raised everything from crops to cows and everything in between.  As a result, he needed a lot of outbuildings – barns, chicken coops, pig barns, and so forth.  This picture is whats left of the cow barn.  The opening in the wall at the center of the picture looks in to what used to be the hayloft where we jumped from the loft down into piles of hay as kids.  A few years ago a big storm took out most of the building – and there isn’t much keeping this part standing.

This picture is another high dynamic range photo converted into sepia.  Three long exposure shots were made with a wide angle lens and the results were blended in Photomatix Pro.

Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm @ 12mm  ISO 100, f/22, 10 sec.


  1. T3 Imagery » Blog Archive » The End is Near - March 7, 2009

    […] There isn’t much left of the barn on our family farm.  A series of wind storms has pushed the structure to near death – one good gust could finish it off.  This is almost a study in negative space – the space where the hayloft should be.  The inside of this barn was featured previously in this shot: Just One Windstorm Away. […]

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