Ideas and Imagery #125

I have an affinity for old barns.  There is so much character in the barns from the late 1800's and early to mid 1900's compared with the pole buildings and metal barns built today.

This barn located in Baker County is one of many beautiful barns in the area.  On this day, the sun was setting and casting hard shadows on the shaded sides of the building, giving the barn shape and making it stand out from its surroundings. 

Buildings like this are getting fewer and fewer as they start to deteriorate.  The cost and difficulty of keeping these older structures viable makes it likely that over time they will mostly disappear.

While this process is maybe inevitable, I try as often as I can to preserve them in my photos.  I won't get to all of them, but I do my best to get them when I can.