Dec 23 – Shoot a Color

In my book, barn wood is a color 😉  The weathered wood goes hand in hand with the dry high desert winter colors. This is the Pete French Round Barn which is about 10 miles down the road from us. Riddle Mountain is in the background. When visiting the Round Barn, it’s a MUST to see the Visitor’s Center; they have the best gift shop in Harney County!

For a little history…quoting from their website:

“The Pete French round barn is one of the stops on your (Jenkins) tour. It was here that cattle king Pete French trained horses (for driving) during the winter months. The inside of the barn is uniquely made from juniper posts and lumber that was hauled from over 60 miles from the north. The round barn was built in the late 1870’s or early 1880’s, the date is not certain. The barn remains much as it was in Pete French’s day with some minor repairs to the outside and roof. The (Jenkins) family donated the Pete French Round Barn to the state of Oregon in 1969.”



Dec 19 – Bokeh (No Way!)

Bokeh…No Way; I’ll take a Free Day!!!

I spent the day in town and didn’t have the time (nor the patience) to attempt Bokeh which was today’s photo challenge.

I’ve been watching this old shed for years…and every year it sags just a little bit more. I will eventually have a sequence of photos with the final photo being the shed on the ground. I hope it will be in my lifetime…it’s a stubborn ol’ shed!


Dec 5 – Barns and Fences

With these cold temps, I just prefer stay home than travel to find a subject! This is my barn (nothing fancy, but my horses appreciate it!)…the well weathered side, and the panels of my round pen.

I took some photos this morning, but I liked this late afternoon shot better. The sun was just going down and highlighting the rim rock in the background…as well as highlighting the “mare’s tails” clouds in the sky (that’s what we call them here anyhow). I’m also finding that it’s much easier to take photos with my Nikon CoolPix when the weather is so cold…the camera likes the pocket next to my body warmth!