By Scott Shephard
This barn is only a mile or so from two old farms I used to visit often. Sadly, those two farmsteads have been bulldozed. But this old barn, along with another outbuilding, have survived. Neither is no longer used as far as I can tell and perhaps they survive because of their sentimental value. Or maybe they survive because they are waiting patiently for someone to take their portrait. . . .
The textures and the faded colors in their exteriors are hard to miss and in many ways, a black and white rendition helps accentuate that. As I drive around and find subjects like this, I realize that the photo needs to tell a story. But what I want is the "real" story: Whose farm was this? When was it built? And, finally, when did who lived here finally move away?
Location: 45°9'8" N 97°4'52" W
Phantom 4 Pro FC6310 1/160s f/8.0 ISO100 8.8mm (35mm eq:24mm)