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Heavy snow was quickly covering this very old barn. No worries about that, the craftsmen who build this great place knew exactly what they were doing. The structure is as solid as a rock, despite it’s advanced age. Many coats of paint have long since faded away, leaving a beautiful “patina” that gives the barn that very special character. This “comfortable as an old shoe” look cannot be duplicated without the passing of many decades of time and weather.

This great old family farm is located on RT-442, just east of Clarkstown, PA in Lycoming County.

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 10D body fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens, at the 24mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/500th sec at f/4. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto, tripod was used with a remote shutter release cable.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced or altered by any process without the express written permission of the artist. A copyright watermark is embedded within the image to guarantee successful prosecution, in the event of any violation.

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barn, shed, farm, farmland, snow, blizzard, timber, winter, weathered

Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture & notes.

  • Thanks, Judy! Much appreciated!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Very, very nice!

  • Much appreciated, Monte! Thanks!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Raider6569
    Raider6569over 4 years ago

    Character is revealed through subjection to time and stress. This barn has character and you have portrayed it through your lens. This barn looks worn but sturdy. Well done Gene.

  • Thank you very kindly, Dave!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene

  • Thanks a bunch, Joy!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you very much, Trish!

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Much appreciated, Cee!

    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Sturdy indeed, & a rich addition to the snowy landscape. Beautiful.

  • Thanks, Sheila! I thought I was done with my snow scene photos for a while, but this unused shot from December was just right for a new challenge. I’m so glad you like it!

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    snow…… oh…. ow lol Beautiful work, Gene

  • Thanks, Maureen! …I know …no more snow. I agree, but I just had to post this one last shot.

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 4 years ago

    You really captured this old barn beautifully!

  • Thank you very much, Wanda! I though it had tons of old-time “character”, especially in the snow.

    Much appreciated,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeover 4 years ago

    wow! wonderful barn! built to last….. I bet it is nice and warm inside… it doesn’t look like any wind could get through. well built and beautiful with age! great capture with the snow… it emphasizes the structure

  • Thank you so much, Jan! It’s nice to hear from someone who really appreciates a great old “working” barn. It really is a thing of beauty, totally utilitarian, but wonderful to look at too. It takes a lot of work to keep a hundred year old barn in this great shape. I’m glad they haven’t re-painted it, though. I love the look of the old lumber.

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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