Barn with lightening rods

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 23 March 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This barn was one of the structures in the fields near the pond with two trees that I posted a few days ago. The decent sized sapling growing up in the middle of the doorway testifies that the barn has probably not seen recent use. Two black specks to the left of the barn a bit above the trees are birds, not lens or sensor dust.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

With or without lightning rod, I think if the storm is strong, it won't withstand

23 Mar 2019 5:14am

yoshimiparis from France

there is even a bunch of birds in the sky if you look closely, you can see that they have to migrate to another place. No fear of crossing a thunderstorm ..

23 Mar 2019 5:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely image !! Another few months, vegetation would have covered this little barn...May be you will show the close up of the birds ?

23 Mar 2019 5:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Have a Happy Weekend Harry :)))))

23 Mar 2019 5:36am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice capture of this lovely abandoned barn.

23 Mar 2019 6:19am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition . It’s striking to see this standing barn with vegetation in it. I see the birds in the distance.

23 Mar 2019 6:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The barn has been taken over by the plants.

23 Mar 2019 8:58am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing barn!

23 Mar 2019 10:16am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Luckily the barn has lightning rods, it would be a shame if it burns down. :-))
Well seen!

23 Mar 2019 10:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting in the context of your reply to me the other day that as big farming has taken over, they don't sweep building like this away to make for ease of cultivation. Nice that it's left
to see out its day
in gentle decay.

23 Mar 2019 11:18am

@grouser: Of course, it takes money and time to tear something down and haul away the debris. So if the land is sold, it might be more economical for the new owner to plant around the in-place structures, at least for a while. And sometimes, if the (grand)parents retire or die, the land stays in the family and is leased to a nearby farmer. In that case the children/heirs have even less incentive to spend the money to clear the land.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec l'herbe quei pousse le long de la cade quelle ancienne cabane de bois sueprbe
Belle soirée

23 Mar 2019 4:26pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Looks like it's slowly being reclaimed... nice...

24 Mar 2019 10:19pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

obviously wouldn't want it to get struck by lightning : - )

makes for a beautiful image with the brilliant blue sky

26 Mar 2019 2:02pm