My fellow readers, I owe you an apology. I'm noticing that my only posts right now consist of my efforts for Project Double Take. I really owe you more reading content than I am currently providing. My intentions are to blog my latest shoots and project and quite frankly, the only thing keeping me out shooting right now is Project Double Take. I drag myself out of the house into the cold under uninspired grey skies just to retain a small skill set over these long winter months. I'm not sure if I didn't have this project if I would even be out shooting anything at all. It is a little crazy just how lazy my attitude is during the winter. It is exactly this reason that I am grateful to be working on this project. Even if I groan when I pull on my snow boots and mittens, deep down I glad I stepped out into the fresh air with my camera in hand. I hope those of you fellow photographer readers are playing along or at least dragging yourself out of the house as well.
If you aren't playing along and want to be, just head over to our flickr group and join in on the fun or winter torture that is good for you (however you want to look at). I mean that last statement with love as I have to admit that I am a bit of a half-empty type of person in the winter.
Our latest subject for "the project" is a Midwest icon, the barn. Ah, the barn. They are everywhere around here, but not all barns are created equal. Unfortunately many of the photographed and abandoned barns are ones in such shambles, you don't want to be anywhere near them for fear of collapse. Usually these are slathered with "No Trespassing" signs for this reason anyway. There are a few around though that are very interesting if you're willing to take a country drive and many can be seen and photographed safely from a public road, which is nice.
Dave's barn this time, is exceptional. I've seen it in person and the round barn is a rare stand out to the typical seen around the area. I've praised him highly already for this capture with the glowing light of sunset shining on it. We won't stroke his ego any more about it, but I'm sure you will all think it is as fantastic as I do. Ironically, we were both drawn out the same night last week with a very pretty sunset that made its appearance in Tazewell County. Neither of us chose to include the actual sunset in the frame, but rather use the warm light and glowing sky instead. My barn, isn't even hidden. It is nestled on a busy street amongst the city. Hidden in plain site as I like to say. I actually had twin barns to work with, but chose the slightly more stand out one of the two with interesting windows and broken green tile on the roof. This is a location that I would love to revisit in a different season, in hopes that they don't tear the barns down.
In case you wondering about the sister barn, here she is.