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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-26
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-07 20:10
Viewed: 1613
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have a weakness for these old buildings as many of you know and this is one that I found recently in southern Alberta.
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Hello Karen! SO good to see you here again! Another lovely barn! I am like you, I know these beautiful things won't be around forever...and the newer barns don't have the same charm! Nice thirds on this!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-07-07 20:34]

Hi Karen,
you have certainly caught the decay of this old weathered Red barn,it looks like its end is very near.As you know we have a few in our neighbourhood to,& after viewing your one,it made me wonder how much longer the ones here will be around,time to check them out I think.I like that you gave it space,to give the composition that rural feeling,rather than Zoom in to just the old barn on its own.
Best regards

Hi Karen..nice tones and composition Karen...well done.


Good shot Karen. Sharp detail, good dof, lovely lighting and color and a very interesting composition. Well done! TFS, Lori

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-07-07 21:29]

Hi Karen,
Welcome back dear friend!
Great sense of space here. Cloudy sky and fenced field make a peaceful decor for this old and tired barn.
Warm regards!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-07-07 22:17]


très belle ce maison eelle va s'écourler malheuruesement mais tu l'as captée pour la postérité, dans ce beau chmps ave cla barrière, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


Hoi Karen,
I think that building is beautiful and dangerous at the same time. Never let a child play in it ! ;-)
Good and nostalgic capture of this building, with its typical architecture.
Colors and composition are great.

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2011-07-08 5:12]

Hi Karen,

This is Francis in Nova Scotia.

You commented on my latest post "Angry Sky."

I love the old buildings too and have a special fondness for old barns.

You have capyured this one nicely, with a good POV and composition.


Francis - cbcs

Hi Karen,what a state this poor barn is in!
At first I was unsure about the space that you had left around the barn but the more that I look at the shot, I can understand your decision to leave the composition as we find it.
Nevertheless I would like to see some close ups of the delapidated condition of this old building.
It looks as if a strong gale could cause it to topple fairly soon.
Good natural colours.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Karen,

Somptueuse image du temps qui passe et s'éffondre malgré lui!!! L'instantané de ce cliché rural restera unique.
Magnifique composition harmonieuse entre la végétation et le ciel nuageux qui s'étale.
TFS. Best regards.

A great shot.The barn strikes me as more dead than retired however.The surrounding pasture provides a peaceful atmosphere for the demise.All the best,Otto.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2011-07-11 0:20]

Just as well you didn't leave this much later Karen, it just may get flattened next time there is a breeze.
It's a lovely record of the buildings last days.
I feel a hefty crop at the top, and crop the bottom up to the fence would turn this into real photojournalism.

Hi karen, I really like these old buildings.Reminders of days when we used to run wild and abit more carefree. Fiona

Olá Karen
Another interesting composition and photo and also a good title. Good colors and light.
I miss these kind of photos.
um abraço

Bonjour Karen,
I love the picture of the old barn ,this one is an exception,
Excellent point of view and details,
very well taken and done.
great shot,

Dear Karen
old barns are photographer's delight. you did a great job in this capture. good POV. the fence was well included in the composition. pleasant colors.

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