Railroad Barn

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 31 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

I liked this barn and its setting for the wooden fences, nearby railroad and the old farm implements. I post a barn picture each Tuesday to support Tricia's Barn Charm where the number of barns shown grows larger week by week. Several have wondered why barns then to be red. Here is one account of the reason:
"Inasmuch as ready-made paint was not available, a farmer mixed his own. He discovered that skimmed milk, lime and red iron oxide made a plastic-like coating that hardened quickly and lasted for years. Occasionally, it hardened too well and peeled off in sheets. Linseed oil was subsequently added to the recipe to provide the necessary soaking quality. Thus American “barn red” was born." Read more: http://www.grit.com/Community/Why-Are-Barns-Red.aspx?

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love finding old tractors like those. Terrific shot. I know you were shooting the barn primarily but for me - the tractors are the main attraction.

31 Jan 2012 5:08am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec la fines couche de neige, et ce rouge quel contraste, ce beau toit quelle belle ferme bien captée
Bravo et amitié

31 Jan 2012 5:49am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the composition of this one

31 Jan 2012 7:07am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Super composition Don.
Nice winter atmosfeer
Well done

31 Jan 2012 8:11am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A nice layer of snow!

31 Jan 2012 8:28am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran


31 Jan 2012 8:46am

Linda from United States

I love the different elements you captured! And, I am always a sucker for a red barn!

31 Jan 2012 9:26am

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive leading lines here, don, and the contrast bw the grey-white and the bright red of the barn is very enticing as well!

31 Jan 2012 9:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Somehow, the dusting of snow gives this even more a sense of never really changing . . the equipment was likely parked there in the 1940's and the last train to pass by left a heady mix of smoke and steam with a little sharp soot . . . way to be.

31 Jan 2012 10:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The red paint works do well in the snow

31 Jan 2012 10:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

yes the interplay of the tractors and fences is a delight, delicate tones too

31 Jan 2012 10:48am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A most lovely composition of this snowy barn scene, the fence lines really make this frame special Don.

31 Jan 2012 11:36am

Beth - Virginia from United States

lovely shot. thank you for sharing with Barn Charm. i love snowy views. (:

31 Jan 2012 11:49am

tanya from Troutville, United States

love this...i love railroad tracks and big red barns...fab together!

31 Jan 2012 11:53am

Nani from Toledo, OH, United States

I love that bright red barn with the brown land and white snow. It really stands out. The equipment in the foreground just makes the shot fantastic!

31 Jan 2012 11:55am

Marcie from United States

There's nothing better than a red barn!!!

31 Jan 2012 1:00pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful photo !

31 Jan 2012 1:04pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb shot, a wonderful sight with the old tractor in front

31 Jan 2012 1:39pm

tataray from france, France

ohhhh... je vois un visage !.... ))
Eh oui .. 2 petits yeux, le nez et la bouche ....
Trop beau ..))

31 Jan 2012 1:59pm

Janis from Hanover, United States

Great shot Don...love your perspective!

31 Jan 2012 2:13pm

TexWisGirl from United States

it is very pretty!

31 Jan 2012 2:25pm

Keetha from Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States

I LOVE that the old tractors are sitting in front of the barn.

31 Jan 2012 2:26pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love red barns! The tractor gives this image the finishing touch however!

31 Jan 2012 3:02pm

Janaye Jones from West Wendover, Nevada, United States

I've always wondered why barns are red, because "they" say bulls really don't like the color red. Anyway, this is a nice picture.

31 Jan 2012 3:32pm

@Janaye Jones: Thanks for the question, Janaye. See an account I added under the picture.

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful Barn shot.
Very nice composition, excellent work Don

31 Jan 2012 4:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful barn. Nice capture, Don.

31 Jan 2012 4:31pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Good shot. I like the light snow and the for-sale farm equipment near the left edge.

31 Jan 2012 4:35pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Big Beautiful Barn bulging in the Bleakness of Winter's withdrawal. :-) Say 5 times fast, Don. I like the slashing lines of those fences too, that seem to race by and imply busy times in other seasons.

31 Jan 2012 4:42pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

One of my favorites of your recent barn shots : this one really stands out nicely with the snow coating everything around it.

31 Jan 2012 4:51pm

Tricia Hays from poplar bluff, United States

I agree w/ you about the setting next to the tracks & the tractors... love all the fencing, too... added bonus in the snow!

Thank you very much for continuing to join each week, Don! =)

31 Jan 2012 5:41pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The light dusting of snow give the shot a very Norman Rockwell feel to it! Well done Don! ;-)

31 Jan 2012 7:17pm

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

* from * * * * *.

31 Jan 2012 8:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Looking mighty cold, but so pretty with the snow in the air!

31 Jan 2012 8:50pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the classic red color

31 Jan 2012 8:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is a very charming scene with dusted snow, the barn and the tractor. Well done!

31 Jan 2012 10:02pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

now that's a big barn, like the colour stands out in the snowy surrounds...

31 Jan 2012 11:07pm

genie from Lexington VA, United States

I loved reading the story of the origin of the red paint. So interesting. The barn is very nice, too. Love the railroad tracks right there. It add a little more charm to the shot. Nice capture. genie

1 Feb 2012 12:12am

Photo Cache from Bay Area, United States

so beautiful. the red jumps out in this scene.

1 Feb 2012 12:31am

Ruta from United States

I love a red barn! My eye was drawn to the fences, railroad tracks and the tractors out front...beautiful!

1 Feb 2012 12:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

Superb shot. Beautiful red barn. Wonderful composition. Great light and tones. :)

1 Feb 2012 6:01pm

MarieElizabeth from United States

Great shot - and I like the face on the barn too.

1 Feb 2012 6:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, those are antique tractors! Our barn was always white. ;-)

2 Feb 2012 4:55pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i just like the slight dusting of snow here in this scene.. very nice shot.. :)

2 Feb 2012 7:13pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

It looks like a nice shelter from the cold for somebody, animal or machine.

3 Feb 2012 5:25pm

Rose from United States

Oh, this is just plain lovely...I love the fences, I love the old tractors, and love the snow.

7 Feb 2012 7:22pm