Whenever I have the choice...I always try to take a photo either with an interesting sky or when the sun is low on the horizon...sunrise or sunset.
The golden light and long shadows seem to add more depth and interest to the image. This particular barn , I think , was made of cedar. The aging of the wood was interesting. The discoloration of age was there but the cedar protected it from the normal deterioration. One of the reasons for making "cedar chests" out of cedar was that the cedar wood repelled insects. It has also worked it's magic with the barn.
Taken in New Harmony, Indiana...a small historic community with a unique history. Originally it was founded by the "Rappites" in the early 1800's. One of the Utopian, communal communities that sprung up here and there during this period. Many of their buildings and ways of life have been preserved in this small town. It is also a haven for writers and poets due to its' quiet and solitude. The atmosphere of New Harmony lends itself to this type of creativity. There have been several novels, screenplays and poems published and used by Hollywood that had their humble begginings here in New Harmony.
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