For many years I have passed this beautiful red barn when going to visit my uncle in Saxonburg, PA. I have always LOVED this barn. Some days you can see their white swans hanging out in the pond in front of the barn. On this particular day, I only captured one of the 2 horses that I think live in this barn. I hope you like my barn. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at it! The capture and final creation of this red barn is dedicated to all the wonderful artists that have posted wonderful rustic barns and old buildings here at RedBubble who I admire greatly!! Thank you all for your inspiration!!

This photo was taken with my Nikon D5100. I layered a light texture on it and did some tone mapping in Corel PaintShop Pro X4 to accent the rustic side of this beauty.

Mom to 2 girls and 2 furry kids too. Photography is my passion and editing photos is slowly becoming an interest too. Thanks for looking at my work!! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated and welcome…I love learning new stuff. :)

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  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 2 years ago

    Great shot and such an old and weathered barn. We would love to see this in Time Worn.

  • Thank you so much Scott!! I actually found that group a few weeks ago and was going to join but at the time did not have anything that I thought would be acceptable to submit there. It would be a huge honor to post this in that group!! Thank you for the invite to it!! :) Thank you also for the wonderful compliment on this one!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    very nice, always a lot of charm and character to these

  • Thank you so much Canonman!! I love to think of all the stories these old barns and buildings could tell us if they could talk!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    That’s wonderful Melissa – we often find things through life that attract us and stand out just the way this does for you !

  • Thanks so much for taking the time to look at this one and comment Roy!! :) So glad you like this one!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Really nice Melissa!

  • Thanks so much Sheryl!! Thanks for the very warm welcome at “Time Worn” too!! Greatly appreciated and honored to be apart of the group now!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    Awe this is wonderful you finally got your first red barn. They are so wonderful, especially when there are other wonderful elements around it to make it pop~!

  • Thank you for the fave on this one Brenda!! I have had my eye on this barn since I was a kid and have always loved it! It always seemed like the ride to my uncle’s house was SO LONG and SO FAR…when we would see this barn it was our sign that we were close. Now as an adult, I realize that the distance isn’t really ALL THAT far. Funny how when you are younger you convince yourself of such things. :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    it’s a great barn, I’m a big barn fan as you may already know. I love the horse in the picture. Makes a great postcard.

  • WOW thank you Viv!! Never thought of it as a postcard!! I believe there are 2 horses that are in this barn. They are so very pretty!! This barn has always intrigued me!! Thanks so much for the wonderful comments :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...over 2 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★Wonderful capture nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing wonderful colour love the horse there as well Nicely done and presented hugs.

  • Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and sprinkling some love and admiration on this creation Rapture!! I am so happy you like it!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Donnie Voelker
    Donnie Voelkerover 2 years ago

    Yes, It was ME!!!! LOL… Your first barn shot is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!! Hope to see many more of these :) A fave for sure!

  • Heheheheh…Thank you so much for your encouraging and kind words Donnie!! I am so very happy you like my first barn. :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Donuts
    Donutsover 2 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful barn!

  • Hello Donuts!! Sorry for the late reply to this comment…Thank you so VERY much for the wonderful comment on this capture!! I am so happy you like this one!! :) I think this is going to be the first of many barn shots from me :) Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on this one!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

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