I have a weakness for old wooden houses, cabins and barns. Don’t you? Doesn’t everyone?
I took this first photo on the way home from a real estate photography assignment, and it got me thinking about how much I like older buildings. So without further ado, here are some of my personal favorites.
See the barn just behind the big tree? I got a couple of good shots of it last year. Note in the following photo that I took the liberty of “restoring” the roof to something like its earlier condition.
The same scene on a late afternoon at the end of summer.
This next one, taken more than ten years ago, looked to be well kept up . . .
. . . unlike these relics of a bygone era that were on the same property. The middle building — an old feed store? — has been torn down; the nearest building has been repaired and repainted, although they did preserve the advertising. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michellegreenewheeler/3637986412/in/photostream/
And then there’s this ancient barn outside Canton, NC., which has been one of my better selling images over the years.
Finally, one of my earliest photos, from Florida, circa 2000.
Part II, coming soon, will feature old stone and brick buildings in Florida and Western North Carolina. Part III will feature my photos of Downtown Asheville’s amazing historic buildings.