In the Almaden Quicksilver County Park in South San Jose are some abandoned cinnabar mines and a few structures that were present in the mini camps that existed up in the hills. This is an old barn that existed in English Camp (yes, there was a neighboring Spanish Camp for the Spanish speakers). I’m not sure if the red color is original or added by the parks department a decade or two ago. It’s pretty beat up and has some charm. I’m not sure if it has as much charm as I was hoping for after a long hike lugging my camera gear around. 🙂
This little barn sits just outside of Davenport, Iowa. The doors don’t appear to work anymore as they are off the tracks or off the hinges. In looking for a good barn to photograph without burning lots of gas randomly driving around in my limited time with a car, I resorted to Google Street View. I was able to find some good spots which also provided some spontaneous subjects along the way.
For this shot, I like the detail in the wood and clouds and how it all comes together. This is nice in color as well, but the black & white brings out the contrast nicely.
I finally pulled down images from my CF card that were taken a couple weeks ago from my trip to Paso Robles. On that trip, I was able to escape for a couple hours from the family activities to go on a photo tour of the area. This little barn was in wine-country and just looked like it’s seen far better days. I like the TV antenna sticking up from the upper roof while the walls are falling with plenty of missing planks. On the whole drive, I don’t think I ever saw any barns as vibrant as Consuelo’s red one.
Barns are wonderful subjects for photography. I was curious if it was true on the inside as well. While it is cool to be inside an old barn, without a wide-angle lens, it is much more difficult to get good shots. This barn had a leaky roof and it had recently been raining so everything was wet inside. I have had these shots for some time and never posted them. I think it’s about time.
This last shot is processed to simulate the moonlight. I wasn’t a huge fan of it in color. The blue tones give this an eerie feeling that I really like.
Today’s short outing, while mostly unsuccessful, did result in a couple decent images. This one is of an old barn off Casa Loma Rd. near Morgan Hill.