Monday, February 15, 2010

One of Many Bucks County Farms

I was really far away from this farm but my zoom lens helped to get the shot. I'd like to take more pictures of this place in different seasons.

I'm fortunate to live in an area rich in history and beautiful scenery. There are dozens of old farms, some are still working and others are just land with wonderfully dilapidated barns, silos and assorted ruins. The problem is most of them are in places where there is no place for me to park, and there are "no trespassing" signs everywhere. I recently decided to take the bull by the horns and try my best to take pictures of the places. So that means slowing down and snapping pictures out of the car window or parking far away and walking, whatever it takes to capture these treasures.
Sunny from Barnyards and Barnacles is a big inspiration when it comes to photographing scenes like this.

18 comments:

Thom said...

My friend I love this photo. I love how the trees look in front of the farm and the snow just adds to this with the clear blue sky. Well done. Mahalo for your comment about Dr. John as well. Have a wonderful week ahead :) TBK

Luis Gomez said...

James, it is a gorgeous shot. Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

This is a great photo. Brings back memories of my grandparent's farm. They had a huge barn and a silo. Plus a windmill as well!

Olivier said...

belle photo de cette ferme sous la neige.

VP said...

A great view, it looks like some kind of observatory... I know the feeling about the 'no trespassing' signs, they are everywhere.

Malyss said...

This is a "very american "view! Our farms here are so different; Thank you for all the things you have to endure to share those views with us. You're a kind of patrimony keeper or savior, making pictures of such working places ..

Pam said...

It is a gorgeous scene, James. You did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of this farm. It looks so peaceful and serene.

Woody said...

You are so right my friend. You are forced to pass by a great opportunity because of the signs. Sometimes, I try to bend the rules and I've only been confronted once.

Nice composition.

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful image, James. I love the weathered colors of the outbuildings against that gorgeous blue sky. DH and I are trying to take a series of abandoned farmhouses, so I know what you mean about those no trespassing signs! Kathy

Thérèse said...

Excellent capture!

Carolyn Ford said...

I have loved the farm scenes in Illinois and Missouri when we have visited family in those states. It is difficult to get close enough to capture a photograph without getting into trouble with trespassing! This is such a fabulously composed photo. That bare tree is the frosting on the cake here!

Sunny said...

Great shot, James! I love all the silos.
Thank you for the kind words.
Sunny :)

Renee said...

Bucks County is wonderful! I love that area and understand why you do as well. :-)

RuneE said...

I'm vet fond of that kind of projects - I'm looking forward to more!

Rebecca said...

Nicely composed. I know what it is like, I am constantly seeing things I want to photograph and then trying to see if there would be a place to park. It is worse than being on the phone and driving. I have to remember to keep my eyes on the ROAD not the potential photos I see.

ruma2008 said...

The big tree may be a zelkova.
The design of the branch is wonderful.
Elegance always comes together with danger.

Dina said...

Thanks for making the effort. It's worth it.
I love barns.

Martha in PA said...

All your farm shots are great. So many great ones around our area. I too want to figure out a way to get to them, but many times they really are off limits. It is one of my goals in the spring, to be a little more adventurous!