Sunday, March 15, 2009

Broken/ Monochrome Maniacs

Windows in old, old barn

Sorry to say, not all Ontario barns are in prime condition.

To find other maniacs crazy about monochromes, visit Aileni at http://aileni-calonyddaear1.blogspot.com

34 comments:

Catherine said...

A lot of texture in your picture. Enhanced by the B&W.
This barn has become the playground for some kids, no ? Its ultimate use ?

George said...

This barn may not be in prime condition, but it certainly has a lot of character. This is a great monochrome picture.

mononeil said...

A nice graphic image and composition also.

Mojo said...

Maybe it's twisted, but I really like shots like this one. They're sad in their way, but also poignant. This would have been a marvelous entry in this week's Thursday Challenge!

ramblingwoods.com said...

It makes for a great photo though..

RuneE said...

You have found a fine subject for photo at least. Very nice composition and fine structure in the wood.

Dina ... UK said...

I love it, what stories that old barn could tell...:-0

Babooshka said...

It's eerie and ties in with mine about abandoned building. Mojo is right, beauty in the sadness.

Carver said...

The breaks in the window actually add to the interest of the photograph. Also being in monochrome it has an artistic rather than damaged feel. I may be wrong but I suspect a color shot could made it less attractive.

keith said...

What a great photo.Little bit of work required I think!

VALKYRIEN said...

A great monochrome shot! The old building, textures and broken windows are made for monochrome - good choice! And great composition!

Answering your question about the tulips; No, I don't have them in my garden - I don't have a garden! I bought them in a flowershop!

Shammickite said...

Sad picture but lots of texture and detail. Nice.

Christy said...

i love this old barn, so much character here

PERBS said...

Oh that is a beautiful catch! There's a lot of "story" in that old barn.

judi said...

You have done it again! great shot. :D

Day4plus said...

How sad. I wonder what secrets it holds. MB

Bengbeng said...

I am on the way to becoming a fan of your blog. I love your pics.

Aileni said...

Guaranteed success with that picture - a classic.

Robin said...

Marvelous shot. This one really speaks to me.

Carolina said...

Not in prime condition maybe but it certainly makes a great photo!

see you there! said...

Interesting details to look at. I want to know about those strips of wood nailed across the windows.

Darla

Ordinary Biscuit said...

Beautiful shots

dot said...

I think you should open some sort of bed and breakfast and take people on photo taking tours.
Love the barn!

Jacob said...

Very fine black and white...you certainly captured the despair of an old barn gradually returning to dust.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Darla,
I suspect the strips are there to keep the windows from breaking. Ha!

Linnea W said...

Now that's a wonderful monochrome shot - very creative and perfect in b/w.

Daryl said...

No I am sure not but this is one very interesting broken one

Dragonstar said...

The barn's condition is perfect for monochrome shots! The wonderful textures of the wood and the broken glass, and the way you've caught glimpses through the barn - beautiful!

Mary said...

Love the strong lines in this, and the textures -- works really well in sepia. How sad to see such a beauty in it's waning days...

Liz said...

Might not be in prime condition but it's poetic.

Rose said...

Looks sort of sad....I bet it was a beauty in its early years.

storyteller said...

Fascinating find ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Barbara said...

I have 2 words for this shot and that is "love it"
Smiles B

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture, fascinating!

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