Weekly Photo Challenge: Regretful Old Barn   22 comments


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I’m regretful that I’ve outlived my usefulness.
I’m regretful that rain falls through my roof.
I’m regretful that the wind rattles through my once solid walls.
I’m regretful that field mice have taken the place of little colts on my now musty hay that’s blown up in a heap in one of my corners.
I’m regretful my roof and wall is beginning to cave in.
I’m regretful that no one visits me anymore except the cows who feed outside my walls from time to time.

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Posted February 10, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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22 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Regretful Old Barn

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  1. Wonderful!

  2. Love the barn. 😉

  3. Terrific! Would like to see this in black and white.

    Here’s a small photo tip that you may wish to use in the future. Position or change the camera angle so you lose the barbed wire running across the bottom of the image.

    • I’ll see what I can do about the black and white issue.

      As to the barbed wire, I was well aware of it after I took it. I might have even been aware of it WHEN I took it. As it was, I was in my car at the time, shooting through the window. It’s winter here, you know. 🙂 I even tried cloning it in my photo editing program, at which I’m pretty good, but I didn’t like the results at the time. On the other hand, the barbed wire gives it some depth, even though I, like you, would rather not have had it in the picture. But I don’t like to get out of the car on a highway, where there’s no shoulder to speak of, at the edge of town to take photos. If a car should come behind me, I want to make a quick get-a-way.

      Thanks for your well-thought-out observation.

  4. sad old barn – how nice that you gave it a new lease on life with this post!
    it has become a photographer’s model, and a storyteller too.
    thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Great entry! Beautiful poem.

  6. great picture, got character..;)

    • Thanks, cobbies. I’m of the opinion that if you want character in “things”, you have to go to “things past”. Modern “things” just look all alike to me.

  7. beautiful photo, beautiful words …

  8. Love photos of old barns and I LOVE the poem you told with it. It does cry out those things, doesn’t it?

    • Why, bless your heart. I didn’t even consider that a poem. I was just trying to be one with the barn and speak out for it, as silly as that sounds. 🙂

  9. lovely old barn with its curving roof:-)

  10. I regret that these barns are falling away.

    Northern Narratives
  11. Wonderful entry!

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