Taking photographs on a farm offers so many different subjects it’s hard to know where to start.
For me the barn is an obvious choice. However then I need to determine just how to present the images I make. Black and white, or monochrome variations always seems to fit.
Using shadows and textures, not color, changes the entire feeling of the pictures. In this case the weathered barn had lost most of its paint and the wood was bleached, rough, and dry from years of rain and snow. This lack of color helped the textures standout in black and white.
Taking shots from different angles or a particular item displays details and interest I can’t get from wider angle landscape photos.
In other articles I have made a point of saying how much I love red barns. Now, maybe not so much. I guess it depends on the barn.