Opening Doors

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© Steve Hogle
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Double exposure, Barn with storm approaching in the distance, and a scratched up key plate surrounding a door knob

This Barn is unreal, and forgive me for not posting much about it initially, as Nelson had asked a question on it, And feel I should tell you a bit about it.

This barn is from 1810, stained glass windows can be seen above the main slider doors.All of the windows are hand blown glass. The red paint is as brilliant as it looks in the picture, and seems to be be original or had been completely stripped and repainted many many years ago.

Unfortunatley because of location this barn is scheduled for the final phase of leveling to the ground at the end of this coming April. That is to make way for a "wonderful" *cough* chain restaurant.The left side has already been demolished in the fall of 2007.

25 responses

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    I love how this looks! Wonderful work!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    Steve: what more can I say than this is incredible...is that plates of stained glass above the main door?

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour said (31 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful composition, beautiful! Plus, I love the rusty red in the photo.

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    Yes NElson it is, and unfortunatly this beauty is being torn down At the end of this April. The left side of the crop was already ripped down over the fall last year..Nothing like development, to destroy such a beauty.

  • Troy Pozirekides

    Troy Pozirekides (Deleted) said (31 Mar 2008):

    The double exposure adds a scratched, daguerrotype feel to this picture. I love it.
    Shame that it's getting torn down, I grew up in Vermont and they have laws there for protecting old Barns.
    Great Shot.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    you so talented.... thats why i like you...lol...

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (31 Mar 2008):

    The texture and softness is amazing. I love deep weathered red.

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    steve!!!! this is FANTASTIC! the glow of the barn and scratches on the door knob perfectly juxtaposed! makes such a wonderful photo...the story is all there!

  • Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    This is wonderful work Steve! Somber, Like a good book!! Sets a mood!!! Very nice!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    I really enjoy your double exposure work!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (1 Apr 2008):

    Supera totes les vistes. Molt bona, bonisima!

  • Thomas Henry

    Thomas Henry said (1 Apr 2008):

    This is an extraordinary photo! It saddens me that the barn's days are numbered but you have created a fitting memorial with this photo. Fine work!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    the doors really pop!!!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    tragic - you are doing it proud though

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle said (1 Apr 2008):

    Thanks ALL for the great comments, and I'm pleased you felt this was a nice tribute to a sad ending to such a wonderful piece of historical architecture.

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    That's too sad about the barn getting demolished. I love your shot!

  • Anna Migdal

    Anna Migdal gave props (6 Apr 2008):

    Wonderful !

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (6 Apr 2008):

    Fantastic the way you optimize the beauty of the barn with the double exposure! What a tragedy to tear this beauty down!

  • jean-philippe mergan

    jean-philippe mergan gave props (7 Apr 2008):

    It's like a painting : Superb !!!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (9 Apr 2008):

    You do such wonderful work with this technique -- the barn would have been wonderful on its own but now it's absolutely fantastic!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (28 Apr 2008):

    Incredible, Steve

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    so sad to see something like this beauty go, but at least you've brought great justice to the situation with this fantastic photo! I've been kinda barn nutty lately so wooo-hoo & Go Steve!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    really outstanding!

  • Hannah Hess

    Hannah Hess gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Excellent, I love the red doors for some reason..

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    this is very heartwarming to me.

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