Photo taken in Carnation, Washington USA, with my Canon Rebel 450D.
This barn was built in around 1910 and is on property originally owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad. The land had been logged dating back to about 1880. Hop fields on the property origianally provided seasonal work for both new settlers and families from the Snoqualmie Tribe, whose longhouse was located at the nearby confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers
The Farms original owners, the Solberg brothers, went to look for gold in Alaska in 1898. They left their farm and cattle under the care and supervision of the Hjertoos family. Andrew and Bergette managed very well selling butter, cream and milk in Seattle markets. This meant taking the butter first to Kirkland, where it was loaded onto a Lake Washington steam boat bound for East Madison Street and the horse-drawn street cars that delivered the goods to the downtown Seattle markets.
After the Solberg’s returned from prospecting, the Hjertooses purchased the farm and additional land to establish a much larger dairy farm. The barn pictured here was constructed in about 1910 as part of the 208 acre dairy farm. The barn and 27 acres of land are still in the family today. The old barn and family house which was built in 1907 by Andrew and Bergette Hjertoos, have both been lovingly restored by their great grandson, Roger Thorson. Today the barn, family house and remaining 27 acres are home to the Carnation Tree Farm.
Canon Rebel 450D Xsi
18 mm – 55 mm lens
Focal Length 18 mm
Exposure Time 1/83rd Second
Photomatix HDR Processed 6 exposures, 1 stop brackets