365-289 Passing by

I must have passed by this barn a zillion times in my travels. It sits along a four-lane road in the middle of commercial and residential developments. I assume eventually it will disappear so I thought I should get a photo before it’s too late. The lighting seemed nice today and I was able to easily get a photo. I originally thought I would do a black and white shot because of the nice clouds but in the end, just like yesterday, I thought the color shot was stronger. the black and white version is cool but I thought the lighting was bit too contrasty and the color helped separate the tones. I’ll toss up a slightly different angle in black and white so you can make your own decision. Pentax K20D, DA 17-70.

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Horse Barn

© David Guidas


  One thought on “365-289 Passing by

  1. luzeyeview
    October 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm


  2. October 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Great perspectives.

  3. Nathan Stitt
    October 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Love the second image. I imagine the first image would look equally good in B&W…

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      The first one looked cool in B&W but the contrasty light really made the weeds distracting, in my opinion. The color almost eliminated any distractions so that’s why I went with it. The second shot works better in black and white because the foreground isn’t so busy.

  4. October 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I like the color better! The colors make me want to explore the entire frame.

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Karen. The color does offer more detail to explore.

  5. kmwoodman
    October 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Definitely color!

  6. October 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

    The color photo has a sense of life that softens the loneliness of the abandoned barn. It’s abandoned by those who built it, but it still has a sense of life. It may just be wild animals (barn owls and such) that use it for shelter, but you get the idea that it isn’t “by itself.”

    The b&w, on the other hand, definitely has an imposing sense of abandonment and loneliness. Not only has it been abandoned by the people who build it, but not even nature wants to take refuge there. A truly desolate scene.

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Amazing how two different processes/views can evoke different moods. Thanks for the insight!

      • October 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        I think the slight difference in angle and the “dark” open sky directly above the barn in the 2nd shot add to the feeling as well.

  7. Chloe
    November 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    these are amazing

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