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Registered: November 2008
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...."Lonely - I"....

I saw this old guy as we were leaving the city, recently. He looked so lonely. As I was setting up to take some images I realized he was not going to be "Lonely" for long. To his right, 200 yards, was a new housing development. To his left, 400 yards, was a major interstate highway. and just over the hill behind him is a new shopping center. I fear his "Lonely" days are short in number.
Thanks, so much, to everyone for looking in to my gallery and special thanks to all who leave thoughts, ideas and comments. -Larry
ISO 100 1/250 @ F 13.0
· Date: Thu April 9, 2009 · Views: 835 ·
Keywords: ...."Lonely - I"....
Camera Make / Model: Sony A100
Lens Make / Focal Length: Sony 3.5-5.6/18-70
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State / County / Area Image Taken: Omaha, Nebraska
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Registered: December 2008
Thu April 9, 2009 11:26am

And life goes on, not always for the better.

Lovely shot Larry nicely place in the scene.


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 183
Thu April 9, 2009 1:24pm

Composed very well with the old building off center, accentuating the emptiness of the prairie.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 40
Thu April 9, 2009 2:00pm

An iconic looking picture of the delapidated building on a prairie. Its a pity that history is being eroded by new development.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Thu April 9, 2009 11:36pm

Is this a barn or a church? Whichever, it is a shame that the building might soon disappear - could it not be moved to somewhere more permanent? Anyway, a good picture which is attractively composed yet still gives the sense that the structure is miles from anywhere. This would probably make a good subject for B+W conversion or sepia tone.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Thu April 9, 2009 11:59pm

It is a barn. Looking at the foundation, which appears to be sound, moving is a possibility. My concern would be the roof. When looking through the big opening you can see sunlight which indicates the roof is very poor and moisture may have begun to rot the internal structure making it unsound. The other questions are - I wonder what happened to the home or other out buildings and all the fences and yet the barn has been left? Thanks for the questions and the ideas about sepia or b/w conversion as many other images taken that day remain. Thanks again for your interest. -Larry
Fri April 10, 2009 7:01am

I like your old barn photos, and this one tells so many stories. Thank you for sharing.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 51
Fri April 10, 2009 9:29am

I really like this one, Larry. However, I'm with Vic in that the 'loneliness' angle might be conveyed more vividly as a mono / sepia-toned version and with a grad on the sky and a bit of darkening of the foreground to make the lighting look a bit less 'cheery'. I might have a go at a workshop if that's okay? Regards, Paul.

Registered: March 2009
Fri April 10, 2009 11:25am

I like this a lot. It certainly speaks of loneliness and if buildings could talk this one might have a thousand stories to tell. I might clone out the branches on the right side.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Fri April 10, 2009 1:04pm

Well done hone. I have not got through your barn shots yet Hun, but i am slowly catching up. I love the little story with this one. Good work.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Fri April 10, 2009 2:12pm

Paul, I have no problems with workshop's at all. I always take it as a compliment when someone takes the time to do a WS on an image of mine. Thanks for your interest. Larry
Fri April 10, 2009 9:55pm

I love old barns, many are falling down or being torn down.
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Sat April 11, 2009 2:28pm

Hiya Harry

A perfectly positioned and well composed shot here, lovely notes too my friend.
Thank you for posting
kind regards Helen

Registered: February 2009
Mon April 13, 2009 11:23am

great well composed photograph
bev glint

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 3
Mon April 13, 2009 7:51pm

hello Larry,
I like these kind of shots. Theyallow us to make up our own stories about the history of the place. Nicely composed with the barn well placed in the frame. I liked the workshops too.

Registered: January 2009
Wed April 15, 2009 5:24pm

Hi Larry this old barn was captured with the strength of an icon. Great work.
Congrats, mb
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