Between the Trees

On Sunday I went “barnstorming” with another photographer friend to shoot some old barns in the area.  Some are in good condition, others rather dilapidated but I had spotted this one out of the corner of my eye several months ago and had wanted to go back and capture it.

Old Gray Barn

Old Gray Barn

When I had originally seen it, we were in the midst of spring and the foliage on the trees was much lighter and the barn stood out.  Going back this time, it was hard to find and surrounded between the trees with deep dark foliage!  This barn is in pretty good shape and what really grabbed my eye was the unusual silo!  Most have round domed roofs but this one had a rectangular peaked roof, quite different.

While traveling on our “barnstorming” adventure I also knew we would be passing an old private cemetery which dated back to the mid 1800s and thought we might stop there too for some photos.  We decided to do that and I decided to pull out and shoot with a relatively new tool of mine, the Lensbaby.  This is a lens system that gives a very different look depending on which optic you use with it.  Usually I am using an optic that gives a clear point of focus wherever you want to put it, and then the rest of the image has both an out of focus and zoom kind of appearance.

Between the Trees

Between the Trees

Roaming the cemetery I came across this gravestone, literally between the trees!  Two very large and old trees had grown in front of and behind this marker.  It made for an interesting photo with the Lensbaby and I liked how it came out.




About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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