Just Drivin’ By … in Color

This barn sits alongside the dirt road on the way to my friend Cherie’s house.

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Many times I’ve photographed it; many times I’ve been unsatisfied with the result.  This day, however, it seemed just about right.

I’d love you to check out today’s post on Monochromia to see the B&W version and let me know what you think.

26 thoughts on “Just Drivin’ By … in Color

  1. I had them both open, going back and forth between the two trying to decide which one I preferred…… I think I like them both equally for different reasons. The B$W is more evocative of the aged barn, the grey and white clouds seem to be heavier and holding the building down, keeping it in place. It all looks somehow ominous. This colour shot is so much cheerier. I can see there is life around the barn with the green field to the side – the slightly larger view of the surrounding countryside gives the barn room to breathe – the sky has softened. I like to see the colours of the barn too – the wood and brick and red roof. It just looks a happier place. Geez, I don’t know Laurie – they are both great shots!! 🙂

    • Doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, Pauline!… I too loved the colors, especially the red roof of the shed, the blue sky, and the clouds. Much more comforting view and makes me want to explore. The B&W … more ominous.

    • Doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, Klaudia! The B&W certainly is more ominous, isn;t it?

    • Doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, Elina!

    • Doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). and yes, the light … I’m sure that is why I was finally satisfied with the image>

    • I’m doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, Crystal. They really do give two totally different vibes.

    • I’m doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, Sheryl. They really do give two totally different vibes and I love the colors in the one for the exact reason you stated … I love the colors of fall!

    • I’m doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for the comment
      I love jigsaw puzzles and have such fun memories of holidays with Grandma and always have a card table set up with a puzzle on it.

    • I’m doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two, and for your comment. And if you are stuck at all, you are stuck in a great place!

  2. Hmmm, hard to decide. They both feel so different. The black and white photo worries me, like “don’t go there”. I think the colour one is more inviting and the faded colour leaves an impression with me of all the hard work that once went on there and maybe still does. Looks like it has a sturdy foundation. Interesting, you don’t see brick foundation much like that here. xo

    • I’m doing some blog catch up over lunch and realized I somehow missed a whole bunch of comments (how fun for me to see them now). Thanks for comparing the two!
      I agree with you on the color image … it does invite us in. Fall colors are so beautiful and make me happy. And I’ve used the word “ominous” to describe that second one as well.

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