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Sunday, August 16, 2009

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.

14 comments:

Sabrina said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sabrina. Hope you had a great weekend.

Dan

septembermom said...

New Harmony sounds like a wonderful place to visit and reflect and create. Love the photo with the interesting discoloration. Really cool, Dan.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom, New Harmony is one of those places where...if you drove into town...you would wonder why I ever come here...one main street and some old buildings. But off on the side streets is where the history is...very interesting place. Tomorrow I am posting a picture of one of the houses set aside for writers and poets.

Dan

tricia said...

What a beautiful old building. Nothing quite like cedar is there? I love it.

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia...thanks...I noticed on my dashboard that you have a new barn posted...I have not been there yet but I am going today to see it.

Dan

Sunny said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I love barns. This is a lovely one.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...I look forward to you barns as well...they are a favorite of mine.

Dan

Sunny said...

Hi Dan,
If you look at some of my older posts, you will come across quite a few barns in various conditions. I also have more to come.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny,

I will be visiting your older posts to see the barns.

Dan

Anna said...

Hey Dan this is very beautiful. I love what you did. Everything is just perfect on this photo, including the sun rays falling on the side of the shed. Anna :)

DawnTreader said...

Good Name for an artists' haven - New Harmony...

Dan Felstead said...

Anna, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. My favorite photos are either taken at sunset or sunrise because of the colors.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I know what you mean! Sounds like a name from the 60's!

Dan