Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One famous barn

A couple of months ago, I was in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington WV covering the Create West Virginia conference. There were several banners attached to the bleachers, including this one.

As I stared at the photo, I wondered if this particular barn is the most photographed barn in West Virginia. It's along West Virginia Route 2 along the Ohio River a few miles north of the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam, nee Gallipolis Locks and Dam. With the CSX track in the foreground and lush, level land in the background, it's an easy shot, assuming you can find a place to park your car.

I've seen pictures of this barn on Flickr, and I've seen it on at least one Web site devoted to cataloging locations of Mail Pouch barns. And when there's Art in the Park in Huntington, there's often a photographer trying to sell a picture of  this barn.

Here are three pics I've taken of the same barn in the past couple of years.

First, in the rain on July 4, 2008.

A nice fall day later that year.

And in the morning fog this past September.


Granny Sue said...

I often find myself taking a photo of the same place--seasons, fog, sun, rain all seem to call for a different take on the same subject. I thought it was just me, but it looks like others have the same compuulsion.

ohio981 said...

Oh yes, I do the same thing. There's one church in Gallia County OH that I shoot several times a year. It's near a corn field, and the way the sun moves across the sky throughout the year makes interesting changes on it.

Plus, there are a couple of bridges over the Ohio River here at Huntington that I shoot in different light at different times of the year, just to see how they change. It's amazing what you see just by looking.