Serviceable   12 comments

In the description for my recent image What, Did You Miss Me?, I mentioned that an issue with summer photography in North Carolina is that a lot of the good targets are inundated with weeds, vines, and other foliage. This not only presents a problem in approaching a subject — think tall, itchy weeds on bare, sweaty legs — but the subject itself might be all but invisible under the new growth of summer.

On a recent cruise through the more rural areas of Pamlico County, NC, we managed to find one old barn that had an exposed, northern side, and also happened to be close to the road. Perfect… I’m not sure who owns it — there was a planted field just across the street — but unlike some barns around here, this one was still in service. I would have loved to take a look inside, but the decrepit door was held closed by the leaning 2×4 seen on the right.

I love the character of these old buildings. The rust and the weathered wood always seem to make an interesting subject for HDR processing. I only hope I’ve done this old beauty some justice.

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  1. Not much better than crusty old barns! I especially like the greenery growing out of it – reflects its neglect. Great colors here Rob and looks very natural! Good job!

  2. I love how vines take over old barns like this. The green is a nice contrast to the rust and wood.

  3. Love love old barns overtaken by the undergrowth! Interesting stuff growing on that one, too. Love the rich tonal range here.

  4. Great composition; adds to mystery of what’s around the corner! Love the saturated colors Rob. I think that my foot just might have accidentally kicked that 2×4 leaning against the door 🙂

  5. Great shot and HDR processing — I agree with Barbara, would have tried to look inside..

    Maurice W. Sanders
  6. Excellent image Rob! I also love old barns and all the treasures they hold!

  7. Beautiful colors and textures here.

  8. Wonderful image. I love the way you’ve processed it.

  9. Definitely one of my all-time photographic subject here Rob! Great work on capturing this absolutely exquisite picture!

  10. You don’t see many buildings like this in the UK and of the few that you do see you have to be real careful about trespass laws. Good image and I agree the rust and old wood do process well in HDR

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  12. I think the growth adds to the image alot of the time, especially here. I love finding stuff like this to shoot. Well done.

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