August 6, 2012

Barn in Leawood

Just when I was sure I’d photographed every old, abandoned barn in the County, I drove past one I’d never seen before. It was quickly approaching dark, so I made a point of getting up at the night owl’s crack of dawn (AKA 7:00 am) to go back and take some pics.

As it turns out, there was a big No Trespassing sign posted.  Darn it!  I got creative trying to work around a barbed wire fence and trotting between neat rows of soybeans behind the barn to get closer.  The other challenge was that the sun was rising in the wrong direction of the angles I could shoot denying me of the early morning light I so wanted to include in the shots.

In the end, this was my favorite shot from that morning.  I’m very luke warm about it, but since I went to so much trouble to shoot the barn, I thought I’d share it and get your feedback.   As I get the chance to head back there at sunset, I think this shot would be much more interesting.

For now, just to keep things fun, here are three different treatments:  original color, black and white, and sepia.

So, what feedback and words of advice do you have for me?

Barn Photo #1.  The original shot in color looking west on an overcast morning about an hour after sunrise.

Barn Photo #2.  A black and white version of the shot above.

Barn Photo #3.  A sepia version of the shot above.

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Join the conversation! 10 Comments

  1. Really like this shot ~ something about the lines and angles — and the sky peeking through the slats ~ Think the b&w is my favorite 🙂

  2. I keep going back and forth between which one I favor but I think it’s the original color. It’s basically black and white with the green for contrast. It just seems to work best for me!

  3. Aren’t barbed wires made for climbing? 😉

    • Ha ha! Yes, but not when there’s a “no trespassing” sign on the other side and four kids at home that don’t need to see Mom in jail! 🙂

  4. Wow I love that shot 🙂 I think the original shot might be my favorite, but it’s such a good picture you could get away with any of them 🙂 Being a photographer has got it’s challenges for sure! HAHA

    • Thanks for your encouragement. I hope to get a chance of nearly the same shot but with the sun setting behind it!


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Architecture, Barn, Photography


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