Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Stills-Barns

You'd think this would have been a slam dunk for me...a picture of a barn! Well, I've had family at the house for a few days so I didn't get out to take any new pics. I dug around in my archives and found a couple of barn shots. Of course, the Sunday Stills challenge was a little more than just a barn pic. It specifically said, "look beyond the typical barn shot." So since all I had was archived photos, I thought I would get a little creative with them.


Let me know what you think....




41 comments:

Lacey Jo said...

Great job as always! I really enjoy the second pic since it looks so old fashioned. How is the photoshop class going by the way??

threecollie said...

Beautiful! You are so artistic!

Lori Skoog said...

Both photos are great! Looks like a natural subject for you.

The Wife said...

Thanks everyone!

Lacey Jo-Photoshop class is going. I get very frustrated with the group process. I am learning though. But I still find it much easier to use Picnik.com right now. Maybe someday I will feel more comfortable with photoshop, who knows!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very nice, I especially like the second one..it has a great old fashioned look:)

Pony Girl said...

Those are very artistic, well-done. Did you edit those using Picnik or Photoshop? I hope you are having a great weekend!

Tatersmama said...

I love them both ! The second one is great, but the first one "speaks" to me for some reason.
Maybe it's the coloring? Almost an "Americana" feel to it with the painted boards.

Great job, as always!!!
xoxox

missy said...

LOVE them!!!!!!
and i love picnik too!!!!!

Jen Mo said...

Great job! I like both but I really like the first one best, the colors are very striking. The second one looks so old fashioned! Its great!

fernvalley01 said...

Looks pretty good to me . Wow girl you have some talent!

Ed said...

Very nice indeed...:-)

Andrea said...

Excellent job....that second one is amazing! :)

dibear said...

Love these!! The first one makes me want to whip out my paint brushes and do a watercolor painting! You may have cured my painter's block!! :)

VioletSky said...

very artistic. I must get into using picnik more.

Sherri said...

Beautiful shots!

Holly said...

great job! I agree that PS, PSE or any of their products, while good, are not necessarily easy to use or understand.

J and J Acres said...

I love the second one. It's like the barn is a backdrop!

theegggather said...

The shots are great. I especially like the second one.

MariesImages said...

I just love what you did with these shots. EXCELLENT!

Janice said...

Very nice.There is something very comforting about that second shot. Maybe it is that timeless feeling ....what do I know, they are great shots.

Paula said...

Beautiful! Love what you did with the coloring in both shots, but that second is my favorite. Very calming.

Flo said...

Those are fabulous shots. I love the second one.

You can see what I came up with over at my photo blog.

Regular Guy said...

I like that second shot a lot. Very nice. Once again, very good job on your photos.

Gecko said...

Great shots! I too, like the second shot! =)

Reddirt Woman said...

The black and white is awesome.

Both are good but, boy, that second shot...

Helen

Spruce Hill said...

I love what you did with both of the pictures, the second is my favorite.

What picnik actions did you use?

Hafts Happenings said...

They are awesome!!

Lil Mama said...

I gotta agree wit Tatersmama. I really like the first one. It has a very "americana" feel to it. I really think you have a gift for seeing things and then helping others see it too.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Both have an incredible feel to them but number one just reaches out and grabs me. Makes me feel comfy and all 1950's. Have no idea why.

Patches said...

WOW! Both are just beautiful!

Quinn said...

Those are both gorgeous shots!

CTG Ponies said...

Awesome! Very picturesque.

Andrea Baker said...

Very nice photos! You have a great eye for the beautify around you!

carrielt said...

WOW!!! Those are great.

Andrea said...

Those are great! I love that huge tree in the second one! And the rustic look to the photo!!

kdwhorses said...

WOW~just wow those are great!

Oh my goodness the mommas and babies! Precious!

JamieH said...

They are both AWESOME! I tagged you over on my blog also.

Jocelyn said...

great job as usual, you never disappoint ! I really want your camera :)

Now that my Vegas trip is over, I have to get back to taking pics of Star!

Heather said...

I've missed so much by taking my blogging hiatus! I'm sorry for your loss. I can relate to poorly run bull events, hope you caught up on your lost sleep!

I love your barn photos. I bet they were probably close to you too. I was going to try to actually join in on this challenge but most of the barns in are area are large hay barns, nothing spectacular. Plus I spent all weekend writing papers!

School is over (for the semester) next week. I will be blogging and reading blogs more!

spanki said...

wow~ they are great! you should try to sell them!

Tatersmama said...

I KNEW that I called that one in your new store *Americana*!!!

So did you pick my name for it, or did you come up with it yourself?
I so WANT that print... and I WILL have it! It makes me feel like I'm home again. :-)