Awaiting The Storm

This photo of a beautiful barn that sits while "Awaiting The Storm" that lingers in all the black clouds that surround the barn, draws us right into the picture and gives us a sense that we are there too. This photo taken in rural Colorado by John, sets the scene for the horse barn that he came upon while he was out on one of his photography journeys. He really liked the barn, and says he could have a love affair with catching them in a shot!

What really drew the photographer to the scene is the incoming storm that really played a lot with the atmosphere of this scene which reminded him of the movie Twister, it had that kind of look and feel to it. The photographer likes this sort of scene, and shoots as often as he can, he loves travel photography that has a nice rural, country feel to it. It is not always easy to get the shot you want, photography of course is not only about the subject matter you photograph, but the cropping of the photo, and the lighting. This photograph was processed in Dynamic Photo HDR, Lightroom, and PS, and because the photo was taken in RAW format, it allows who ever does the editing to pull out some of those details in the photo. Some of the photos you see are out of this world, and it seems that taking photos these days is only half of the equation, the other seems to be all in the editing and what you do with those photos once you take them. As a photographer myself, I'am not so good with the editing and like to capture the photo as I see it all in the camera, besides a little cropping the photo I take is the photo that ends up in the frame or album.

Now looking a a photo like this not only draws you into what is going on in the photo, but it also interests you because of the architecture in the photo, in this case the barn.

A barn is typically an agricultural building that is most often located on farms and can be used for many purposes, most often for the housing of livestock and storage of crops and storage of farm machinery. In addition, barns can also be used for equipment storage, as a covered workplace, and for activities such as threshing. The word barn is also used to describe buildings used for uses such as a tobacco barn or dairy barn. Byre is a word for one type of barn meant for keeping cattle. In the United States older barns were built from timbers hewn from trees on the farm and built as a log crib barn or timber frame, although stone barns were sometimes built in areas where stone was a cheaper material for building. In the mid to late 19th century barn framing methods in the United States began to shift away from traditional timber framing to truss framed or plank framed buildings. Truss or plank framed barns reduced the number of timbers instead using dimensional lumber for the rafters, joists, and sometimes the trusses. Today you will see bars making a resurgence with companies making barn kits that can be used for homes, weddings, horses and more.

Another type of traditional home build is that of the log cabin or log home. There are a number of different logs styles that are used to build log houses. From sawn logs that are logs that are all cut to a certain width. Milled logs, which are manufactured logs to all have the same appearance and size. Handcrafted logs, that are logs that look similar to their original appearance when they were trees, except for being peeled of their bark.

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