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BARN: Barn Raising

Melvin, our neighbor featured in my previous image, came to me one day and said he was going to have a barn raising ---would I be interested in photographing it.
The only possible answer was "CERTAINLY !"

This, of course, is a brand new barn built in the summer of 2012. That evening, when the barn was almost finished, Melvin showed us where there would be stables for 16 horses and a few cows. This is also where he keeps his and Mary's buggies…..and, when it is their turn, their Sunday Meeting is held on the upper floor.

V2 shows the almost finished exterior…

One day, when the ice and wind subside, I will wander over and make more images --

I am happy to see some interest in the Barn Project.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2012 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:BARN: Barn Raising
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:6 Feb 2014 - 12:19 AM
Tags:Architecture, Barns, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:58
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User_Removed
6 Feb 2014 - 12:29 AM

Wonderful detailed captures Jenn. Smile
Family's working together for a single aim, pity it does not happen more in other community's.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 6 Feb 2014 - 12:33 AM
mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 12:31 AM

Now this is what I call a barn Jenn !!
I saw a programme on the telly of the Amish raising a barn.
They did it in a day.The men doing the raising,while the women made the food and refreshments.
A splendid day was had by all !!
Mick.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 12:33 AM

Mick's description is completely accurate!

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 12:52 AM

greatly captured

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 1:06 AM

Jenn,
This is a GREAT documentation of Americana and deserves to be published somehow to a wider audience.
-=\Walter

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 1:41 AM

Seem to remember a barn raising in ' Seven brides for Seven Brothers '. Nice to see the tradition is still alive Jenn. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 3:36 AM

What a privilege to have been brought in to document this project. V1 is a great shot, Jenn.



Peter

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 7:21 AM

Two lovely images and an even nicer story.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 7:58 AM

These projects are quite amazing and show such good community spirit. Your recording of it is excellent Jenn.
Joan,

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:01 AM

Wow that is one spectacular barn, the men in V1 give it a sense of scale. Great images Jenn....enjoying the series

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:09 AM

Wow I bet those horses are happy...................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:27 AM

I remember this project, good to see it again.
I'm aiming to photograph an old barn that's up the road from us, just as soon as the sun pays us a visit.
Moira

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM

I love the shapes of American barns. These are excellent shots, Jenn.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 10:26 AM

here
Don't know if I've done this link properly but in case not
The Barn Raising is the music I want played at my funeral.
My favourite film ever is Witness and Jenn's image is exactly what was portrayed in the film.
I loved the way the Amish helped each other to build the barn and Kelly McGuinnes was making eyes
at Harrison Ford whilst serving the lemonade! music is by Maurice Jarre.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 10:35 AM

Love the finished barn in V2 Jenn.
Sorry don't think my link works but the music is easily found on Utube.
KateGrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64365 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 10:38 AM

I love the way everyone mucks in and makes it all happen so quickly. And such attractive barns too.
Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 11:26 AM

What wonderful images Jennnnn. V1 is fascinating to see the wood skeleton for the upper floor and roof. I admire the craftsmanship.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 12:34 PM

I'm glad to see this. I was wondering how I could show the bare bones of a barn. Ours are much older and the timbers are much larger, but the construction seems the same. This is a fun project.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 2:11 PM

Excellent documentary captures about raising a barn, Jenn!
Regards,
George

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 3:30 PM

They certainly know how to build - a wonderful record of the construction.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 5:10 PM

excellent composition with all the men seen as silhouettes. I take it these are not Amish?

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 5:21 PM

@Annette--- they are all Amish--- It seems each group have their own rules re: use of tools, phones, etc.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 6:13 PM

Nice setSmile

Eileen

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 8:38 PM

Great set Jenn. I saw the same programme as Mick. It was amazing. Cathy

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 8:52 PM

Lovely images, lovely story.

myra

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1698 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 1:32 PM

Two great images, excellent structure.
Nigel

Last Modified By Nigeve1 at 7 Feb 2014 - 1:33 PM
bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 1:35 PM

that's craftsmanship....


excellent photography

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 3:54 PM

We can't think of using so much timber, A fine set

viscostatic
9 Feb 2014 - 11:43 AM

That's how to get things done.

Phil.

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