Sunday, March 20, 2016

Awww Monday

I was out driving around the area the other day and I came across this barn. It occurred to me that these structures are disappearing from the landscape and when they are gone, a piece of America will disappear. The traditional barn is being replaced by the metal building and the hay loft is being replaced by huge rolls of hay left in the field or stacked under an open shed of some sort. So, when these buildings give way to the elements and collapse, there will be no more. Every time I drive by a weathered old barn I wonder what stories are concealed within it's walls.
I decided to play "Fun With Filters", so here are a few options that I used from PhotoShop Elements 14.

This is the pallet knife filter. I think it does add a little charm to the scene.

No, I did not take another photo. PhotoShop Elements allows me to add a "lens flare" to the image and place it anywhere I want. It even gives me three lens options. After the flare was added, I used the watercolor filter. It has a similar feel to the pallet knife. Have a blessed day.


  1. I've thought the same thing. I'm sure one day there will only be pictured of these great structures. We had one when I was a kid. It was a fun place to explore.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Like you, every time I see an olden barn, I wonder about the stories it could tell. It makes me sad to know that they will be gone before too much longer, never to be built out of wood again, most probably.
    I use PhotoScape for editing and love many options...I like the ones you chose for the olden, beautiful barn.

  3. It is kind of sad about the barns but barns as you point out is just now how things are done these days on farms.

    Love to see you playing around with the photo.

  4. I love old barns! Thanks for sharing!