A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Red Barn #2

A second view of the old barn from yesterday’s post, cleverly named “Red Barn #2”.

For me this image was all about layers and details.  The open gate, inner tube draped over the fence, and cinderblocks holding down part of the tin roof are details that jumped out to me when I was there.  I also find it interesting how the bottom couple feet of paint on the barn wall is all faded out-  I’ve noted this phenomenon before, but have no idea what causes it.  If any farm-knowledgable folks are out there I’d be curious to hear the answer!

Clover Road, Roane County, WV


5 responses

  1. Lovely! I think the fading at the bottom is from the wood absorbing moisture from the ground, causing it to swell and contract once it dries, making the paint peel off, but the moisture can only make it up a few feet.

    September 8, 2011 at 3:08 am

    • Your theory sounds plausible, so much so I think I’ll go ahead and accept it as fact!

      September 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

  2. You are absolutely right, it’s most definitely the details that make the shot. Superbly done.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

    • Thanks cameravagrant, I appreciate the comments.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

  3. mewithmycamera

    great shot

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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