Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A barn that time forgot

A barn that time forgot

I live on the edge of the Chicago metro area. It's not too unusual to see an occasional barn situated among the subdivisions and strip malls, a reminder of the way of life that used to be prominent here. I stopped at a CVS Pharmacy a few miles north of where I live. This old barn sat on a lot adjacent to the parking lot. Homes and businesses had been built around it and a neighboring barn to the south.

The Red Rule was calling to me (If you see red, shoot it) and I had my camera close by, so after I finished my purchase inside the store, I walked to the edge of the parking lot and took four shots of the barn, surrounded by trees covered with a fresh coating of snow, a metaphor of time - slowly settling, simultaneously obscuring and revealing.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.

5 comments:

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I really love this! It's a gorgeous photo. And, I love your "red rule!"

kelli said...

It's been a couple weeks since I told you how great your photos are! :) So.... Your photos are great, Jim!
Love the barn! Love the red!

Wanda said...

This is wonderful ~~ Love it, with so much character.

Maria's Photos said...

Thank God for the "Red Rule". Otherwise, you might not have shot this beautiful photo of this barn.

marLou said...

I like the red and snow together. Nicely done. I also like your blog. This is my first time here and will surely visit again.