What is it about barns? I mean really?
I recently looked at a book from the library that was all about "Barns of Wisconsin." Very nice, beautiful pictures, textures galore. And since I saw that book..I really haven't shot a lot of pics of barns because in the world of photography it's like "Done that been there plenty." Soo many people have taken pics of barns..I figured there was no way to personalize a photo of any barn. Well..quite the eye opener on Facebook the other day. I posted this pic of a barn I took up in the Antigo area..thought it was okay. Just okay. But my Facebook peeps were LOVIN' it!! I showed it to Pat Peckham over at the City Pages and asked "what's the big deal with barns?" Pat also shared this with a friend..Rick..who loves barns. Rick said "As for barns, I dig shots of them, too. Perhaps it’s the sense of time and place they convey. They speak to bygone days; to some, perhaps even of simpler, more carefree times. Then again, maybe some just think they’re pretty. Which kind of sums it up. As a photographer I'm trying to wrap my head around the whole barn thing. I'm even thinking big here...charity opportunities perhaps....hmmm...the gears are turning on how to show the barns of Wisconsin my way. (photo by Dave Kallaway)